Thora - 4 Bed Family Home Design

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(C) Elements Home Design Portfolio – PO Box 283, Sawtell, NSW 2452

Full set of plans for $1,980 (incl. GST).

The Thora is a 4 bedroom family home design with a casual ecologically sensitive 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 this plan was to have start with a narrow frontage and work in a linear design towards the back, creating a long potentially north facing wall on the open plan living areas.  The bedrooms are zoned on the southern side of the house to give privacy and separation between the functions.

The ideally north facing living area wall features a upward sloping roof to let plenty of light into the living areas via high level windows and a timber and wire pergola for a deciduous vine as a design feature and to control the summer sun.  Plenty of natural light and winter warmth will flow into the living areas making for a very comfortable house year round.

The rear patio allows the living areas to connect with the garden and provides a wonderful outdoor living space, protected by timber battens to control the summer sun.

As can be seen in the living area images, there are numerous techniques employed to add to the homes eco credentials.  These include lots of north facing glass protected by overhangs and a pergola with deciduous vine, allowing the winter sun in while keeping the summer sun out.  The winter sun can then heat the tiled / concrete floor during the day to keep the house warm at night using the thermal mass.  This same thermal mass also regulates the temperature during summer.  Cross ventilation throughout keeps the summer temperature down.

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 on the walls with an insulated panel “Ritek” or similar colorbond sandwich panel roof / ceiling structure.  The floor is slab on ground.

The living areas are open plan, with the areas flowing easily from one to the other via the central kitchen.  Open yet also providing separate living area options, including a secluded TV / theatre room.

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 Thora design should fit on the average suburban block of land and is suitable for the narrower lots now common in a lot of subdivisions.

The floor area is 179 sq m, patios 28 sq m and garage 41.9 sq m.

If you’re interested in the “Thora” design, a full set of plans, images, virtual model and DWG files can be purchased for only $1,980 (incl. GST). Click here to make an enquiry 

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