Home' Homes : Homes 2009 Contents Northern exposure
Working on a narrow block, Lomma Homes successfully created an immense sense of
space with open living areas and lots of natural light.
The owners are a young, growing family who wanted their
new home to be open, warm and inviting, and well-suited
to outdoor living. It needed to be spacious, with lots of
natural light, yet energy-e cient.
Due to the constraints of the narrow block, there was
a need to create a real sense of space, both in and
outdoors. The home was to be inviting, user-friendly,
liveable and adaptable to a growing family's needs.
The Lomma Homes team designed a home consisting
of four bedrooms, three bathrooms, study, upstairs sitting
room, theatre and main living area.
Located on the ground floor, the main living area is an
open plan design, which creates a spacious, airy feel. Bifold
glass doors extend across the back of the space, allowing it to
integrate with the alfresco area, pool and landscaped garden.
Two parallel skillion roofs funnel light into the alfresco
area and through the celestial windows into the living
area, making it the social hub of the home.
Energy e ciency was given much consideration, with
the living area designed to make the most of its northern
exposure. The dimensions of the roof overhang above the
celestial windows were calculated to successfully capture
the winter sun, yet eliminate the harsh summer heat. This,
along with carefully considered window placement and
the use of shading devices, results in there being virtually
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and celestial windows funnel light
into the living area.
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