Tea Tree Gully, South Australia

WINNER – 2014 HIA Housing Awards – Custom Built Home $350,001 to $500,000

After assisting the original land owner to sub-divide this property, we had our clients purchase the land and ask us to design and build their family home. Being on a very steep block, this was always going to be a challenge but one that we are always up for.

We started by designing all of the wet areas up on the first level (due to the shallow sewer depths in the street) and kept the main living areas on the lower side of the required split. We wanted to design something a bit more special than your typical residential home. By bringing in some architectural inspired features to the entry with the blade stone wall, skillion roof and custom built western red cedar door frame and side light, it really transforms this home into something special. The entry leads into a pair of hallway doors and separates the living areas from prying eyes in the street. This opens up into the very spacious open plan Kitchen/Dining and Living down the split on the second level. The ceiling level and some decorative bulkheads have been maintained throughout this area to great effect.

The rear sliding doors open out to a massive decked area which has an amazing view into bushland and creek below. And to top it all off, we were ecstatic to be announced winner of the 2014 HIA Housing Awards – Custom Built Home $350,001 to $500,000.