Ochre – 2 or 3 Bed Queenslander Cottage

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Full set of plans for $1,650 (incl. GST).

The “Ochre” is a style of home not often seen today in new builds.  It takes elements of the classic Australian Queenslander style of home and also some elements of Federation homes with the bull-nose verandas, real weatherboards and decorative detailing.

The design makes for a cute cottage, desirable as an alternative when compared to the drab brick and tile houses going up in neighbourhoods around Australia.  The dormer window serves 3 functions – to flood the living areas with light, to provide a high level ventilation opening for heat to escape during summer and to add extra character and interest to the roof line.

The floor plan is simple and compact.  There are 2 spacious bedrooms and a large bathroom with shower and bath.  The master bedroom, living and dining all face north (ideally) and open onto the veranda.  A very generous kitchen is tucked around the corner from the dining area, maintaining a great connection with the living spaces.  A laundry with plenty of storage then leads into a second WC, ideal when extra guests are over for dinner.

The high pitch of the roof and the surrounding veranda makes for a cool house in summer and the verandas are a nice warm place to spend winter days in the sun.  The dormer window up top is openable (whether louvres or otherwise) to allow the breezes in and hot air out, also provides a sense of openness and interest to the living spaces.

The garage is separate from the house, in this plan it is a single car garage with extra storage space but it can easily be modified as a double garage if necessary and if your block of land allows the space.

The interior is flooded with light from the dormer window.  The styling is modern with warm touches of timber in the floorboards and window frames.  Of course this is all easily modified to suit your individual tastes.  The spaces are free flowing and easy to furnish.  No space is wasted on corridors and entry foyers etc.

The floor area for the 2 bedroom option as shown in the above 3d images is 88.2 sq m, decks 27 sq m and garage 25.8 sq m.

The plan can easily be added to with a parents retreat at the west end of the kitchen / dining area.  This includes an extra sitting area for the parents privacy and a large master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe.  The floor area for this option is 119.1 sq m, deck 32 sq m and garage 25.8 sq m.

If you’re interested in the “Ochre” design, a full set of construction plans, images, virtual model and DWG files can be purchased for only $1,650 (incl. GST). Click here to make an enquiry

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