Home' Homes : Homes 2012 Contents 162 SCOOP Homes annual 2012/13
Providing imaginative building design solutions since 1993, the
company’s services include building and interior design, full
documentation, and project administration
n answer to the client’s brief, Christopher
Senior & Associates created a modern-looking
home with open living areas that related to
the outdoor area, and an environmentally sound
design that suited the small, steeply sloping block.
Maximising the block area meant the house
would have to be built on three levels, all of which
were required to fit below the maximum height
restrictions set by the council. The semi-basement
garage, laundry and cellar fit well into the lower
front portion of the site. The master suite and living
areas were designed on the ground level of the site,
of which the northern section became the back
garden and private outdoor living area.
The upper level has two bedrooms, a bathroom,
WC and an open secondary living area that in
future could be enclosed to form a fourth bedroom.
The basement and ground level are linked by a
concrete staircase that rises into the entry foyer,
while a second staircase to the upper level is
formed with a steel frame and solid timber treads.
The cantilevered sloping walls at the front of
the house above the garage feature recessed
windows on the plane. Here, the thickness of the
wall forms a sunshade.
The wall between the foyer and the dining area
is clad with the same stone as the external wall,
while bench and vanity tops are synthetic stone,
and cabinetry is generally finished in white gloss.
All bathrooms and the ensuite are fully tiled
and have frameless glass shower screens, while the
upper-level bathroom also features an island bath.
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