mid century modern house design

mid century modern house design

Mid Century Modern House Design

  • open plan layout
  • 1659 gross square feet/154 square meter eco home
  • 1421 gross square feet/132 square meter alfresco and terrace
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

The mid century modern house design incorporates an open plan indoor-outdoor living areas to embraces the farm lifestyle.

The mid century modern house design facilitates passive solar design principles with its high efficiency energy rating when correctly sited with diurnal movements of the sun. The skillion roof cantilevers over the indoor-outdoor living area of the alfresco and balcony while potable rainwater is harvested from the paint finish steel roof catchment of the residence, flowing into UV filtered storage tanks.  Guests enter the residence’s open-plan living area through a generous 8 foot/2400mm double glazed timber pivot door while 2400 mm clear anodised end-sliding doors optimize the passive solar design by linking the internal and outdoor living areas of the mid century modern house design.

The architectural specification includes a rooftop solar hot water unit which is boosted using a wood fuel firebox or mains electricity through the cooler winter months.  A specification addendum can also include photovoltaic electricity generation to the mid century modern house design if an authentic off-grid-lifestyle is the goal.

Stuart Threadgold

Principal Architect


As a licensed and registered architect in Texas and Western Australia, Stuart can deliver an architect designed sustainable home that enriches your daily life. We’re enthusiastic about working with passionate architectural patrons desiring spatially distinct buildings and seek architectural excellence. The practice seeks to deliver designs that are functional, memorable and cost effective so if you wish to elevate your experience of space, enquire today.

The mid century modern house design can include a patented prefab footing system in lieu of a traditional pad footing design for building budget savings when sited on the appropriate foundation. The latest porcelain panel benchtops, Arte Domus mosaic tiles, Miele appliances and Blum Aventos lift overhead cupboards and timber floor finish are also specified in this enviable residence.

The mid century modern house design relies on environmentally sustainable design principles to generate to ensure energy-efficiency and economical life cycle costs. Open plan living spaces capture and then release the winter heat gain, when the sun is at lower azimuth, while the considered eaves overhang eliminates the worst of the summer heat gain. The highlight louvre windows generate ‘stack effect’ ventilation and permit natural light to the main living area.  Depending on climate zone, these design features may eliminate the need for HVAC/air-conditioning.

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Architectural house floor plan designs are available for:

  • purchase an architectural house design outright
  • purchase an architectural house design with revisions
  • purchase an architectural house design and tender to selected builders
  • custom home design solution

Architectural house designs are modified to your specific site requirements and personal preferences on cabinetwork, paint, tiling or fixtures and fittings.  Every client’s taste is unique so each architectural house design is personalized to your individual taste and lifestyle.


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