The Fitzroy is a 4 bedroom family home with a casual coastal lightweight style. It would be a stylish addition to any suburb whether city, country, coastal or river side. The colours can easily be customised to suit your own tastes.
The concept behind the plan was to have 4 linear zones, starting with the veranda ideally facing north, then the open plan living areas opening onto the deck, then the service core containing storage and bathrooms with high level south facing windows, then finally the 4 bedrooms including the master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe.
The central wet areas have high level windows to allow ambient light into the spaces and a sense of connection to the sky better than skylights, also allowing potential natural ventilation to these spaces.
The cross section shows how the raked ceilings give a sense of openness to the living areas, much more so than if the ceilings were flat. The construction is simple timber framing with comfortable spans so the structure doesn’t cost too much.
The house is large enough for a family to comfortably live in without being on top of each other yet it is also cleverly designed to not waste any space. The WC is separate to the bathroom to double up as a powder room handy to the living areas. The Fitzroy design should fit on the average suburban block of land.
The floor area is 163 sq m, decks 43.7 sq m and garage 38.2 sq m.
Based on estimated square metre rates of $1200 – $1800 for internal areas and covered decks, $900 – $1200 for garages and $700 – $1000 for uncovered decks, this house could cost in the range of $282,420.00 to $417,900.00, depending on site conditions, level of fittings and fixtures and your local building market. Please note these are estimates only, to obtain a more accurate estimate you should talk to your local builders.
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