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Sitting within a period streetscape, with a predominant character of single fronted Victorian homes, this is a distinctly modern home that maintains a sympathetic relationship with the surrounding neighbourhood.
The proportions of the adjoining Victorian properties where upheld on the facade of this contemporary home, timber shiplap cladding was used as a contemporary take on the traditional timber weatherboard. Large format timber posts reinterpret the timber picket fences that dominate the streetscape.
This home makes the most of ‘reverse living’, where the bedrooms are located on the ground floor and the living areas on the first. From the first floor the design takes advantage of views to the scrub reserve and Merry Creek to the rear and on the balconies you sit amongst the treetops.
A sustainable home, the design incorporates passive solar principals, abundant natural light, natural ventilation, water tanks, energy efficient windows and a well insulated building fabric.
Whilst relating to the surrounding neighbourhood character, this is a distinctly modern home that provides a young family the contemporary comforts we expect from modern life.
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