BUILDING WORK COMPLETE ON CONTEMPORARY NEW HOME IN WAHROONGA

BUILDING WORK COMPLETE ON CONTEMPORARY NEW HOME IN WAHROONGA

Construction is complete on another new home in Wahroonga.

This property contained a dilapidated brick home and was a opportune project to knock down and rebuild. The site was challenging as it contained critically endangered habitat including species of the Blue Gum High Forest. The client’s brief was to create a new contemporary home that was affordable to construct but also considered the impact of the dwelling on the environment not only today but into the future.

Our architectural design for this home features three bedrooms plus study, an open plan living area, alfresco outdoor area and basement storage. The dwelling was designed as a modular light weight timber framed building clad in Weathertex panels. Weathertex is a lightweight, recycled timber board that has a zero carbon footprint. Two types of panels were used, the Exteriorboard was used sporadically in a matrix style feature geometric patterning and Selflok Ecogroove weatherboards laid vertically elsewhere. The design incorporated a number of Spotted Gum decks including the drama filled entry boardwalk. The decks not only provided a literal connection from home to ground but also reflects the site’s bush heritage.

The project was approved by Ku-ringg-ai Council under their current planning controls, the KPSO and DCP 38. The project was contract administered under ABIC-SW 2008 by Murray from our office who maintained a hands on role from design through to today.

Are you considering a knock down and rebuild? Please do not hesitate to contact Murray in our office for a no obligation appraisal of your home’s potential.

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