My own personal residence, which was the catalyst for 3DHC.
Like most people, my wife and I had some basic wants, needs and must have's in the build; the Fleurieu block was a complex parcel of land, at the end of a cul-de-sac and on a steep incline on a golf course.
Being in a beautiful seaside town and with significant elevation, we wanted to absolutely make sure every room had an ocean view, and the main living area utilises the 180 degrees coastal, vineyard and hills views.
Our dream home required a great deal of visualisation to give this build the WOW factor that we wanted. Above all, it had to cater for our lifestyle now and as we age.
We also took on the challenge of getting a 6 Star Energy Rating, adding a huge expanse of glass that benefits from roofing design for shading in summer and northern light in winter.
Couple a sloping block, with plenty of vegetation and a thick canopy and you have the perfect recipe for fire hazards. The Macedon Ranges home concept had to take into account fire rating compliance, while also incorporating some rare earth facade elements that would blend seamlessly with the environment in order to achieve retained warmth even on cold days.
Our clients had an aesthetic in mind where the house could seamlessly blend with the block and region, whilst maximising a north facing view with the use of floor to ceiling windows that looked out over the canopy and up to the mountain range.
Before we landed on Macedon Duo concept, my client had dreamt of a single storey home, with a spacious living and dining area that incorporated double storey windows to capture the towering canopy.
The concept behind this design was to couple ultimate privacy with energy efficiency, by maximising the use of a 33 metre frontage, the deep block, and northern sunlight by facing the living areas, master bedroom and guest suite towards the vast woodland.
Contemporary meets practicality, a home that is enveloped in materials and features that enhance sustainability in the dry environment.
Set between the hills and the vines, this concept was born from a vision of privacy, entertaining and understated modernism in a region whose modest demography clings to it's rich wine culture and country values.
Let's Look Inside
This client wanted to create a perfect space to host guests and golfing companions for entertainment and to observe the punters on the course.
The lower level is designed with privacy in mind so that the upper living area can be maximized; creating an entertainer's kitchen and living area, that open on to the generous balcony, and a carport on the same level allows access to guests without the need to impose on private living quarters.
A covered under home storage area is the perfect space for a golf buggy and equipment.
The Bon Vivant is a luxury home that was created out of the need for space to enjoy and entertain.
Families can find shared leisure amenities, while gleaning privacy in their fully equipped living quarters of this bold elevated home.
Generous window coverage enables views of sweeping hills, sea, and vineyards in every direction through this bold design with all indulgences at their fingertips.
A commercial project, on a high traffic road that required both drive-thru and large scale parking area for browse shoppers
Taking cues from Japanese architecture to trancend the conventional, through asymmetry and simplicity, this model brings the outside in with elevated windows and design ingenuity.
In this modest, yet impressive home, rooms flow openly, yet achieve privacy and tranquillity, stillness and solitude,
Communal areas are greeted by views into the garden from every room.