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Wilston New Home Design

Project walkthrough

An Inside Look

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Design philosophy

Wilston New Home

The design for this new home in Wilston, which includes demolishing the existing house, centres on having a modern home that can be used as a rental when our clients are living interstate.

Project Number: 180701

The Brief

Australian Japanese Inspiration

Our clients are living interstate and they want to build a new home as a rental property to start with until they move back to Queensland. The design intent was to create a warm and welcoming family home with the inspirations from Australian Japanese style.

The house includes several skylights to allow plenty of natural light to reduce the need for artificial lighting. Operable louvre windows are used to the north-east sides of the home to optimise ventilation and cooling, whereas external screens are used to block western sun and excessive heat. Sustainable design principles are adopted throughout the design process.

Challenges & Solutions

Narrow Sloping Block

The house is situated on a long and narrow sloping block with a 10m frontage and the site has almost 3m falls from the street to the back of the site. It was a challenge to work within the planning requirements including height limit and setbacks while maintaining the street appeal and good flow throughout the home.

As a solution, we created a split-level home that follows the slope of the land and at the same time creating something unique and interesting for young families. The design adopts an open plan for the living areas to make the home feel more spacious. The entry is on a street-level higher than the ground floor to give the home greater presence and significance in the neighbourhood.

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