This dwelling consists of two long rectangular forms that run north-west to south-east, connected by a lower roofed entry/ linkway form.
The north-eastern form contains the kids’ bedrooms and bathroom at the upper level, the guest and main bedroom/ robe/ ensuite at ground level, and a study and library at the lower level.
The south-western form contains the garage, kitchen, living and dining room at ground level, and storage, laundry and rumpus areas at the lower level. Split-level planning is utilised to minimise the impact on the south-western neighbour, and to step the building form with the site. The north-eastern wall is splayed at 3º to accentuate the views to the east from the living areas.
Skillion roof forms sloping to the south-east have been utilised to reflect the slope of the site, and step down to minimise building height at the south-eastern edge. The north-east and south-west external walls also progressively step in, to break down the north-east and south-west elevations and the perception of building mass. The upper 2-storey form has been located adjacent to the north-west boundary, to limit potential overshadowing to the Southern neighbour
The proposed external materials are rendered brick veneer (selected for its acoustic properties), high-level light-weight cladding to modulate the masonry mass, and sheet metal roofing. These selections are sympathetic to the character of the area