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Although this lot was flat, there was limited
space to work around the perimeter of the
house because the surrounding blocks had
already been rebuilt on.
The clients’ design brief required the biggest
house possible with the limited amount of space
available, without going two-storey.
Urban Design created a warm, spacious
home with a loft/entertaining area upstairs,
connecting with the downstairs living area via
the feature raked ceilings over the dining and
family room. This design feature also creates
a feeling of open space.
With the kitchen being the hub of the home, the
clients wanted bedrooms and bathrooms running
off this area to accommodate future family plans.
An abundance of light floods the home as
a result of clever design ideas such as three small
windows positioned high in the dining room.
These windows allow natural light to enter the
home without looking onto the existing fence line.
The design takes full advantage of maximising
floor space with clever ideas such as the buffet
recess in the living area and niches at the bottom
of the stairs.
Through lateral thinking, adopting innovative
design principles and maximising space, the
home is functional and inviting, with plenty of
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