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Best Residential Design: Over 400sqm

Blairgowrie Project

Port Phillip Plans for Blairgowrie Project
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“A large open living timber residence was requested for a growing family at Blairgowrie,” said Rob Boyle of Port Phillip Plans. “They required alternative building materials, separate living zones for parents, children and entertainment, large open outdoor entertaining area, three bedrooms, including main bed with ensuite, open plan living and kitchen with bi-fold windows to outdoor deck and in ground swimming pool. A double garage with easy access. Also, a grand entrance which flows into a large family room, with a “WOW” factor. The residence had to comprise a combination of curved and angle walls to create an aesthetic appearance yet remain cost effective for its size.”

“The design challenge was to create a residence with an open feel and alternative wall designs and textures and still remain cost effective. The Town Planning scheme overlay for this site allowed 4.5m wall heights and no more than 1m site cut and fill levels. With a 3.0m fall across the site, a 2.0m fall envelope was required to fit the footprint of the house. Parapet walls were used to reduce the wall height to the town planning requirements.”

“The in-ground swimming pool was located adjacent to the large outdoor entertainment deck and landscape garden that offers an ambience reflected by the coastal atmosphere at this seaside location,” said Rob. “The Judges agreed that this designer has used a simplistic building form, and a modest palette of materials, textures, and colours, to create a building that blends well within the natural environment,” said Geoff Hoare, Chair of the Judging Panel. “Their design solution meets the needs of the client brief without becoming too imposing within the neighbourhood.”