MBAV Best Display Home $300,000 to $400,000 North East Region 2009
The home was designed by the builder with greensmart principles in mind. Three levels to the home allow for zoned living and is based on open living and design. Externally it was designed to vary significantly from the surrounding homes providing a modern look with varying roof levels, ceiling heights to 3.5 metres and a determination to keep a modular look inside and out. All fixtures were chosen to enhance this look as is the colour selection. Block orientation was always taken into consideration for design. The kitchen features Caesar stone and automatic opening skylight above. Full gloss doors, self-closing hinges and pull out pantry add a distinctive style. A heat sink wall, stacker doors and raked ceilings also add to the style of the home.
This home reached 6 star level due to its innovative design. Double glazed windows, orientation of living areas to the north and double glazed skylights in the ensuite and kitchen, with electric blinds creating light and outstanding insulation qualities. Celestial windows allow winter sun to effect a heat sink wall and all under floor heating is zoned. 1.2 metre eaves allow for shading around the home for orientation of the sun throughout the year. A quantum heat pump system as a HWS and a water tank serves the WC and garden watering. Provision has been made for a grey water system.