2 storey house plans
These well considered 2 storey house plans create two distinct living spaces separated by the kitchen hub, resulting in a three bedroom 2 storey house design with 182 sqm and 56 sqm of alfresco and terrace sun drenched ground floor external living area. A long rammed limestone spine wall extends from the front entry pivot door through the 2 storey house plans to the first light filled interior living space. The rammed limestone wall provides a sense of solidity and strength and also provides pragmatic benefits of thermal mass for the thermally efficient mezzanine home. The central gallery style hallway in the heart of the home with highlight windows connects the entry and juxtaposed living spaces. The hallway highlight windows of the 2 storey house plans generate a 2 storey entry vestibule and overlooking mezzanine office or studio – creating an ever changing play of light throughout the day. When correctly orientated on your site, the cut-outs in the 2 storey house plans and raking ceilings to open plan living areas, ensure that this 2 storey house plans conform to passive solar design principles with each living space having the potential for solar heat gain during the cooler winter months. The kitchen hub connects the two generous open plan living areas which transform the mezzanine home to indoor outdoor living through the 2400mm high clear anodised end-sliding doors. The 2 storey house plans strategically locate the two living spaces to the kitchen hub axis for full exposure to the northern aspect. The efficiently planned and memorable space relationships create 2 storey house plans that can be built with either slab on ground construction or the cost effective patented prefab footing system.
The interior design palette of these 2 storey house plans incorporate natural materials of rammed limestone, locally sourced Australian hardwood timbers, corrugated steel and weatherboard look cladding. The 2 storey house plans achieve a budget conscious mezzanine home with solar hot water and wood fuel firebox for wood fuel boosting. A generous 2400mm high glazed timber pivot door greets you prior to being ushered into the mezzanine home open plan living areas. The hub of the mezzanine home is the architect designed kitchen, which incorporates the latest porcelain panel selections to the waterfall edged kitchen island bench and also maximises the interface between the kitchen hub and adjacent two living areas. The 2 storey house plans of this mezzanine home also boast the latest porcelain panel selection kitchen perimeter benchtops, coloured back glass and Blum Adventos lift overhead cupboards which cantilever above the benchtop height slot window.
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The concept behind the 2 storey house plans and mezzanine home emphasise the importance on energy-efficiency and sustainable design principles to achieve economic living. Correctly and contextually sited, the mezzanine home results in passive solar design principles and juxtaposed living spaces that capture winter heat gain in the structure’s thermal mass, when the sun is at lower azimuth, and eliminates the worst of the summer heat gain. The 2 storey house plans also incorporate hallway highlight windows to maximise natural light through the daylight hours and vent stale hot air along the rammed limestone spine through ‘stack effect’ ventilation.
The 2 storey house designs interior design palette includes clear anodised window frames, porcelain panel kitchen benchtops, Artedomus tiles, internal timber flooring. Wall cladding material finishes for these combine either horizontally formatted James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboard or vertically grooved Scyon Axon cladding for the higher BAL rating on this mezzanine home – particularly suitable for regional or country locations.
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