Narrabundah HouseContemporary Exterior, Melbourne
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Rule 6: Thou shalt not destroy worthy natureThe regulation: ‘54.03-6 Standard A8 – Significant trees regulations’ This section of the legislation tells homeowners that development should provide for the retention or planting of trees, where these are part of the neighbourhood character. In addition, we are advised that development should provide for the replacement of any significant trees that have been removed in the 12 months prior to the application being made.Translation: If large or significant trees are located on your property you must retain them, or replace them if they need to be removed. It’s often best to get an arborist if you suspect you have a significant tree within your property. Also note that permission is often needed to remove trees, so get in contact with your local council if in doubt. Heavy fines can apply if you don’t. Solution: Build your home around existing trees, creating unique geometry and moments within the design.Trees incorporated into home designs
The steps are designed to be a semi-public space, where the daily comings and goings of the family are visible to engage the house and its occupants with the street life in the local area. The balcony also connects the house with the street, Dettrick says, but with privacy preserved by its Colorbond balustrade.
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Adam Dettrick Architects 4 Reviews Narrabundah House 1.1K Saves | 0 Questions For example, this Canberra house has an exposed aggregate driveway that has a relaxed aesthetic perfectly suited to its green surroundings and views across rolling country.