Carbon negative, positively striking

Anthony MatteoThe West Australian
Custom build by Jonathan William Homes.
Camera IconCustom build by Jonathan William Homes. Credit: Supplied.

Showcasing the innovation possible in homes today, this custom build by Jonathan William Homes perfectly blends luxury and sustainability.

A strawberry red blade wall over the portico area adds a pop of colour to the facade.
Camera IconA strawberry red blade wall over the portico area adds a pop of colour to the facade. Credit: Supplied.

Jonathan William Homes Managing Director Jonathan Athans said the home was designed to have a point of difference and stand out amongst the surrounding homes.

“The design needed to reflect the client’s taste, and I believe it has achieved this through the striking dual facades,” he said.

“The roofline consists of a raking skillion to create depth and height to the front facade. This soars above the existing elevation and creates a focal point from both facades.

“The porch area has high brickwork while the remainder of the home has a low pitched roofline to minimise the impact upon the streetscape.

“The facade also needed a centre focal point to anchor the site and this was achieved using a strawberry red blade wall over the portico area.

“This created a pop of colour and tied in the natural Australian native landscaped gardens, while the textured boundary wall colours help the home settle into the streetscape.”

As equally as tasteful as the exterior is the home’s interior.

“Multiple areas of this home were allocated to displaying the client’s stunning collection of Australian artwork,” Mr Athans said. “Select pieces on are display along the entryway and in the main living area, with high walls and specific lighting used to highlight them.

“It was also important for the client to have light-filled, large, open-plan spaces to entertain their family and friends – the raked dining areas create a lot space and light.”

The custom build features light-filled, large, open-plan spaces.
Camera IconThe custom build features light-filled, large, open-plan spaces. Credit: Supplied.

Mr Athans said the kitchen featured quirky Dekton Radium – a rustic-style porcelain sheet – on the benchtops and splashback, providing a low-maintenance and showstopping touch.

“The kitchen was designed around functionality, while taking into account the need for efficacy and luxury,” he said.

To meet the client’s entertaining aspirations, the build boasts a smooth transition between the internal and external entertainment areas.

“The partially enclosed alfresco overlooks the garden to ensure entertaining and barbecues can occur all year-round,” Mr Athans said. “The same floor covering was used in the alfresco to create a seamless flow between the inside and outside, with beautiful timber-look tiles to add colour and warmth while being easy to maintain.”

The master suite and minor bedrooms have been strategically positioned off the hallway and away from the main living areas.

“The idea is for the master bedroom and ensuite to feel private and quiet,” Mr Athans said. “It overlooks a private courtyard and captures the height of the beautiful verge gum trees.

“There are private garden views from the shower, an expansive ensuite and walk-in robes, plus a beautiful courtyard outlook from the main bedroom.”

There are private garden views from the shower.
Camera IconThere are private garden views from the shower. Credit: Supplied.

Mr Athans said the home boasted an 8.1-star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme rating, which was achieved through many environmentally friendly design aspects.

“It was really important to the client to achieve a green build that had minimal impact on the environment,” he said.

“The approach starts right at the beginning, with a design centred on the client’s need of being carbon negative and having liveability at the forefront.

“The design was quite minimalistic. It doesn’t waste space on theatre rooms and other gimmicks that are rarely used – intelligent mapping of home usage has determined room positioning and layout.

“The floor plan is based specifically on the site’s orientation, the zoning of living areas and minimising unwanted heat transfers – both heat loss and gain – prioritising effective summer airflow and ventilation.”

Other eco-friendly features in the home include thermal glazing, the orientation of the windows and doors, thermal breaks in the window frames, the size and extent of the eaves, external cladding, cavity insulation, roof insulation, greywater systems, rainwater harvesting systems, heat pumps, solar panels, LED lighting, ceiling fans and more.

CONTACT Jonathan William Homes, 0401 383 860, www.jonathanwilliam.com.au

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