This well considered architectural design creates two distinct living spaces separated by the kitchen hub. The design results in a 2895 gross square feet/269 square meter three bedroom 2 storey house design, excluding the sun drenched alfresco and terrace external areas. A long rammed limestone spine wall extends from the front entry pivot door to the first light filled interior living space. The rammed limestone wall provides a sense of solidity and strength and the pragmatic benefits of thermal mass for the thermally efficient mezzanine home. The central gallery style hallway with highlight windows connects the entry and juxtaposed living spaces. The hallway highlight windows generate a 2 storey entry vestibule and overlooking mezzanine office – creating an ever changing play of light throughout the day.
When correctly orientated on your site, the cut-outs in the spatial configuration and raking ceilings to open plan living areas, ensure that this 2 storey house plans conform to passive solar design principles. Each living space having the potential for solar heat gain during the cooler winter months. The kitchen hub connects the two generous open plan living areas which transform the mezzanine home to indoor outdoor living through the 2400mm high clear annodized end-sliding doors. The 2 storey house plans strategically locate the two living spaces to the kitchen hub axis for full exposure to winter sun. The efficiently planned and memorable space relationships create 2 storey house plans that can be built with either slab on ground construction or the cost effective patented prefab footing system.
The interior design palette of these 2 storey house plans incorporate natural materials of rammed limestone, locally sourced hardwood timbers and weatherboard cladding. The 2 storey house plans achieve a budget conscious mezzanine home with solar hot water and wood fuel firebox for boosting. A generous 2400mm high glazed timber pivot door greets you prior to being ushered into the mezzanine home open plan living areas. The hub of the mezzanine home is the architect designed kitchen, which incorporates the latest porcelain panel selections to the waterfall edged kitchen island bench and also maximizes the interface between the kitchen hub and adjacent two living areas. The 2 storey house plans also boast the latest porcelain panel selection kitchen perimeter benchtops, color back glass and Blum Adventos lift overhead cupboards which cantilever above the benchtop height slot window.