The dynamics behind the design of the Regional 2007 Telethon home were very different to the typical housing solution for blocks with views to the rear. It is based on a very popular Residential Attitudes display home. We first set off to ensure the master suite had the opportunity of the same views obtained from the living spaces. We wanted a protected outside area, as this area is so often useless as the majority of rear view houses tend to face into the sea breeze and weather. As well as this, we wanted to ensure the design was suitable for the narrower blocks of today. The home will fit onto a 17m wide block, not bad for a house of 310m² gross area.
It is a floor plan layout that breaks all the conventional rules. We have internalised the main bathroom and used a vaulted skylight to bring natural light into the space. This allows the front bedrooms complete privacy.
The galley kitchen has been given a remarkable degree of functionality by allowing it to flow through to the storage area and laundry, while at the same time tying it to the courtyard and dining area.