Effective passive design and a beautiful material selection combine to create this elegant family home in Alphington.
The clients asked Modscape to deliver a modern solution that would possess plenty of space for both adults and children , whilst taking into consideration a large diagonal easement that runs across the site.
To ensure privacy whilst maximising natural light, this stunning design is two levels and sits across the site, opening up to a garden at the north.
A large rumpus room and separate study ensure there is plenty of space for the couple’s three young kids. For the adults, the master bedroom with its own private balcony provides a peaceful haven and takes advantage of the property’s beautiful views over the canopy of trees towards the Yarra River.
A light-filled double-height entrance opens to a generous kitchen/dining/ living area. Large double-glazed floor-to-ceiling doors create an effortless transition between inside and out, and to complete the look, clean, contemporary internal finishes ensure the home is practical yet elegant.
Silvertop ash cladding was selected for the façade – a timber will silver over time to match the surrounding bush setting – while the black steel carport and storage area provides a horizontal connection to the natural fall of the site.
The home utilises a full grid-connected solar system and rainwater tanks.
- Prefabricated steel slatted carport
- Silvertop ash cladding
- Grid-connected solar panels
- Rainwater tanks