The design brief (large new home)
The new home design brief included 5 plus bedrooms, study, media room, family room, lounge and a large gourmet kitchen. The outdoor area was going to be used heavily for entertaining and establish a connection from the large pool to the internal house space.
The block sloped down from front to back and the clients wanted a conventional slab-on-ground construction. They wanted to use different materials in lieu of the traditional brick and tile design to differentiate their house from the surrounding neighbours.
It was important to have a connection from the internal space to the Alfresco area as the family did most of there living and entertaining around the inground pool so we included a large stacker door that would join the inside to the outdoors.
The outdoor area consisted of a large deck, pool and a separate BBQ plinth perfect for entertaining family and friends. The deck was orientated towards the West however, the nearby bushland provided enough screening to reduce the impact and provided a filter so it was possible to enjoy the awesome sunsets.
Because the block had a reasonably large slope it was necessary to include a number of levels in the design. The split level design worked well. Because it was a two-storey design there were three levels. The entry, media and study on one, all the living and entertaining areas on another and the sleeping and personal space on the third.