Home' Homes : Homes 2012 Contents 168 SCOOP Homes annual 2012/13
Offering innovative solutions for new homes,
renovations and small commercial projects
eaturing style elements chosen for their
longevity, environmental sustainability and
aesthetic beauty, this beautiful, ecologically
aware modern abode is home to a family of six.
Situated on a 924sqm battle-axe block, Croudace
Architects worked with a northern orientation and
an existing 1970s single-storey home.
The owners specified parent-teenager zoning
within the home, as well as the recycling of as
many existing features as possible.
The existing west wing consisted of bedrooms
and bathrooms. This space was reused for the same
purposes, and has become the teenager’s side of the
house with a new lounge space on the upper level.
The sustainable features of this home have
been incorporated to not only look after the
environment, but to also save on household bills.
40,000 litres of rainwater are stored under the new
alfresco deck, while a geothermal heat exchanger
supplies heating and cooling to the air-conditioning
units and hydronic underfloor heating.
Furthermore, 5kw of solar panels on the roof meant
the owner’s first power bill came to just $6.
Key materials used include Kimberley
Sandstone floors, energy-efficient lighting by
Radiant Lighting, plumbing fittings by Reece
and Lavare, and cedar joinery.
The lovely ‘bush-block’ feel offers an
abundance of trees including towering
paperbarks at the north end, while the home
exudes a contemporary minimalist feel with
an earthy overlay.
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