This Custom home was designed after the client came to us wanting something built in the image of our own home. The spaciousness, open plan living and flow from inside to outside as well as the style and material selections. After the original concept was born we worked in conjunction with Atelier 41 Architecture and Natural Habitat Interiors and Design to finalise the design and selections.
The floor plan is created around an internal courtyard with entertainment area, sun deck, grassy area and pool complete with a stunning wet edge. The seamless flow from indoors to outdoors creates the perfect conditions for entertaining and outdoor living all year round. This design also ensures that the pool and courtyard are seen from all areas of the house merging the border between the interior and exterior.
From the moment you see the home, the entry lures you in through the stone pathway, bordered by the modern, white honed block work of the garage and the smooth timber cladding as well as the large, vertical, recycled bridge timbers incorporated into the fencing. It is this blend of clean contemporary lines mixed with natural elements and a hint of rustic that this home is built on. This balance creats a warmth necessary in turning any house into a home.
The environment is always at the forefront of every house design we do. In this design specifically, the floor plan of this home maximizes on the warmth of the morning sun in winter by inviting it into all rooms through the many large windows. This heats the burnished concrete floors, which slowly disperses throughout the day and night, minimizing if not avoiding completely the use of additional heating in the home. In summer the reverse is achieved simply in having large eaves to avoid direct sunlight entering the home and in turn the concrete stays cool. This floor plan is also great for catching the north easterly breezes which are the most effective source of natural cooling in our area in the hotter months.
Client Testimony – Matt Morrall: Nathan and Shelley are warm, friendly and very generous people. The design process was a lot of fun (generally discussed over a good red, or two!). Nathan is incredibly energetic and enthusiastic about the building process and has the ability to envisage the final product from a very early stage. Shelley has a wonderful gift for the aesthetic and her input was absolutely invaluable to the finished home. In addition, the entire team involved in the build were unbelievably generous with their expertise and ideas. Aran hit the design brief perfectly and the amazing ladies at Natural Habitat have made my house a pleasure to come home to. The whole process was enjoyable and a great collaboration of talents, driven by Nathan and Shelley.
Architechture in conjunction with Atelier 41
Interior design in conjunction with Natural Habitat
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