HOUSE ON GUIDO
DATE: 2016 | LOCATION: Blue Mountain Heights, QLD
Shane Denman Architects were approached by the Client to design a new family home. They liked the modern and minimalistic style and came to us with a large vacant property on which they wanted their dream home built.
The site itself is around an acre in size, with a large street frontage and sloping nature. Extensive earthworks were required to retain the site and form a level pad. This meant that prior to any house design a considerable amount of design time was devoted to the layout of the site to ensure functionality when construction was complete.
The block slopes down towards the road, and having a large frontage allows the house to be highly visual and has grabbed the interest of many passing motorists, many of whom have stopped to admire.
The brief for House on Guido was for a single storey family home, with 4 bedrooms plus a media room and a home office. The house was sited so that the master suite and open plan living areas could capture the lush green views, and covered outdoor entertaining areas further enhance this concept.
The Client is a car enthusiast so required a double garage for everyday use plus a separate single garage with a workshop area as well as a double shed to accommodate his hobby. The garages and workshop were able to be built under and separate from the living zone, however, there is internal access. The driveway also had to be carefully considered to accommodate the passage of numerous cars in various stages of assembly.
Sustainably, two 10,000L water tanks were incorporated to keep the large garden looking its best and to top up the future pool, while the elevated site and clever window orientation allowing a gentle breeze to flow through.
The finished house has fulfilled the Clients dreams and they love living in their new home.