MBAV Best Custom Home between $200,000 – $300,000 North East Region 2011
A feature of the home internally is the two rammed earth walls which frame the living, bedroom and study areas. Constructed from local materials, the walls allow for bringing the natural external surrounds inside the home further enhancing the connection with the local environment. Polished concrete floors throughout allow for a ‘kaleidoscope’ of rich colour to further enhance the feel. Simple natural timber fixtures, cabinetry and fixings finished to a high standard successfully complete the owners desire for simplicity.
Bathrooms and ensuite shower systems comprise of zincalume mini orb panelling framed in ironbark picture palings. An all timber kitchen with solid red gum tops, glass splashbacks and hoop pine ply doors and shelving, further brings a natural feel to the home. Recycled internal doors have been meticulously restored to further fit in with the home.The external structure of the home was designed to blend into the hillside on which the site sits.
The extensive use of recycled ship lapped ironbark shadow clad is combined with corrugated iron to provide an eye catching visual impact on approach to the home. Recycled ironbark posts and beams to the pergola area further add to the natural feel of the home. Double glazed timber windows to the lower areas allow for an extensive use of natural light whilst aluminium framed glazing to the highlight windows add yet another dimension to this design.