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Residential Design - New Homes up to $300K construction cost

Wonthaggi House

Residential Design – New Homes up to $300K construction cost
Beaumont Concepts
(03) 5672 5196
Warren Reed, Coast Magazine

The clients wanted an energy efficient, low maintenance family home with an industrial modern feel that is purpose-built for effortless family living and entertaining. This space conscious home accommodates a busy young family with two young children and frequent visiting guests.

Wonthaggi House is situated within the outskirts of the rural Victorian town of Wonthaggi. The clean architectural lines, neutral tones and low maintenance products have been adapted to both outdoor facades and indoor areas to create a timeless and stand out style in an otherwise typical streetscape of 1980s estate triple fronted brick veneer homes.

The Wonthaggi house is presented as a low budget, a spatially efficient, lineal design that shows constraint, attention to detail and a considerate approach in its design, expressed through a striking contemporary form. A complementary palette of low maintenance materials has been selected that clearly define each of the accommodation zones and provides textural relief to the building exterior. Generous living spaces spilling out onto a north facing decks provide the users with ample accommodation for all activities associated with indoor and outdoor living. The building achieves 6 star energy rating by the integration of passive solar design together with products and construction systems that contribute to the energy efficiency of the design. Use of contemporary forms, efficient circulation, zoned accommodation and careful consideration of energy efficient design make this house an award winner in its category.