please post preferred sizes for the rooms and a wish list of options and i will prepare a scaled plan for you to compare the two designs more easily
Sounds like a wonderful block you have! All the best with the build. Something like this could work:
EdEd that's a great design very mid century looking, I can imagine the bedrooms having glass walls facing the pool with curtains/shutters to pull across/close for privacy , the kitchen dining living reminds me of the display house "toorak" that Briar checked out and posted about. Your plan gives maximum outlook to the river and the pool is viewed from just about everywhere.
what is the purpose of the drive through to the backyard, can the drive through be on the same side as the pool and with car access to the backyard could the garages be at the rear of the block and master suite overlooking the view??
based on your draft and wish list this plan includes all the options listed, under 300sqm + 60sqm front deck and alfresco, 8m x 4m pool in an enclosed courtyard, study/guest room with ens and a mini study in the master bedroom, 32m x 16m building envelope allowing 6m front setback and 10m backyard....windows and sliding doors should be added to suit outlook and concrete slab on ground, with suitable insulation and shading should make a great solar passive home
Hi Briar, Unless you can put the garage underground I wouldn't give up the river view to it, we also keep trailers etc out the back, you have checked water levels in your area?
Thanks for the shout-out C P ! Appreciate it. Yes Briar, there's a lot in the first two seasons of the podcast to help with designing for this orientation, and to learn how to get rooms to be arranged and connected. A new episode goes live every Tuesday morning.
You can check it out here ...
- Amelia, UA
Many years ago I was told that you would need 3 houses over your lifetime, newly weds, family,retirement, I guess if you work your house so that you don't have to climb stairs in your older years you would get by, as long as you can afford to keep the family home in retirement