47. Reuben St. Cornubia 4130
The original block had a slope of gradient 1:10 which was leveled and retained to suit the 890m2 single level house, complete with courtyard area and minimum 3 living zones to accommodate a family of 5.
Clients desire was to build a Mediterranean influenced open plan home, but with no existing sketches and minimal brief, this provided an opportunity to take full creative liberty and propose the design of their dreams.
A stylish Mediterranean inspired design includes courtyard, 5 bedrooms, office, games, library, kids retreat, dining to seat 32, and 2 bedroom unit with private garage and living/ meals.
There was a conscious effort to maximize and link the living and external entertaining areas by increasing ceiling height and opening up views to the large backyard with tall french doors. Furthermore, the natural materials such as tumbled travertine and stack stone introduced externally are repeated internally to give a sense of rustic and authenticity throughout the home, making this plan an inviting dwelling for the subtropical climate of Queensland.
Total House Size 890m2
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There are many misconceptions about choosing steel or timber structure, such as steel structures are noisier than timber. However, with the refinement of the newer steel structures, there is a less noticeable difference.
Advantages of building with timber.Slightly less expensive then steel frame Easier to work with Easier to fix errors on site Can be treated for termites. Timber has better a thermal transfer rate when comparing a house using similar building insulation (timber frame will keep your home cooler) Easy to install hooks and brackets off walls in the future
Advantages of building with Steel.Termite resistance (keep in mind that using steel structure does not protect 100% of your home. Proper termite protection system should still be used to protect other items in your home (timber flooring, cabinetry, etc.) More accurate
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