house for gardeners, new build in salisbury
Designed for close friends of Jess’ who are passionate gardeners, this project is the result of years of discussion, consideration and dreaming.
Type: Residential New Build
Bushfire measures to BAL 12.5
Solar power, battery ready
Low-embodied energy materials
Builder: Eclat Building Co
Engineer: AD Structure
Certifier: Bartley Burns
Energy Consultant: CityNine Energy
Having searched extensively for the right block, Ben & Kenny finally found “the one”, in this incredible site in Salisbury, which backs onto bushland & enjoys a fantastic North/ Eastern aspect. With a nice wide frontage to play with and the clients’ extensive landscaping knowledge, this house was always bound to exemplify the potential of subtropical living. With such an ideal outlook to the rear, the design for this home unfolded first from the back, with the Master Bed above and Living areas below taking pride of position. Void spaces flanking the upper floor study ensure that the home will be abundantly breezy and bright. Careful consideration to shading design and glazing performance will also ensure that the living spaces below receive abundant Winter sun and deep shade in Summer. Stacking doors to the rear disappear onto the outside face of walls, allowing the kitchen to flow seamlessly onto the outdoor living area and the dining to be surrounded by a planted pond. In areas oriented away from the backyard and forest, courtyards are integrated into the floor plan, enabling the creation of “internal views” within the site. These will be planted with mature feature trees and distinctly themed landscapes that will create diverse views around the home. Planting was also integral to the front facade, where strategic arched screening protects the house from Western sun and planter boxes are utilised to allow the front verandah to “overflow” with foliage, creating a living facade. This forever family home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and generous internal and external living areas that provide for a range of uses and a seriously lush lifestyle. We are enjoying seeing it come to life on site and will continue to share updates, so stay tuned for more!