small house plans
These coherent small house plans juxtapose two distinct living spaces separated by the kitchen hub, creating a two bedroom eco home with 200 sqm and 44 sqm of comfortable alfresco/terrace external living area. A long rammed limestone spine wall extends from the front entry pivot door through the small 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 eco 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 generate an ever changing play of light in the small house plans throughout the day. When correctly orientated on your site, the cut-outs in the small house plans with its raking ceilings ensure that this small 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 is the hub of the house that connects two generous open plan living areas which transform the eco home to indoor outdoor living through the 2400mm high clear anodised end-sliding doors. The small house plans strategically locates the two living spaces by the kitchen for full exposure to the northern aspect. The efficiently planned and memorable space relationships create small house plans that can be built with either slab on ground construction or the cost effective patented prefab footing system.
The material palette of these small house plans incorporate natural materials of rammed limestone, locally sourced Australian hardwood timbers, corrugated steel and weatherboard look cladding. The small house plans achieve an eco home on a small budget by either slab on ground construction or utilising the patented prefab footing system, solar hot water and wood fuel firebox for wood fuel boosting. Visitors to the eco home are greeted with a large 2400mm high single light glazed timber pivot door and are only then ushered into the eco home open plan living areas. The hub of the eco home is the architect designed kitchen which incorporates the latest porcelain panel selections to the water fall edged kitchen island bench and also maximises interface between the kitchen hub and adjacent two living areas. The small house plans of this eco 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.
As a registered architect in Western Australia and South Australia, and registered builder in South Australia (BLD 289719), Stuart can deliver an architect designed sustainable home that enriches your daily life and will be a delight to inhabit. We’re enthusiastic about working with passionate architectural patrons who desire spatially distinct buildings and seek architectural excellence. The practice seeks to deliver designs that are functional, memorable and cost effective so if you wish to elevate the your experience of space, enquire today.
The concept of these small house plans place significant importance on sustainability and energy-efficiency design principles. Correctly sited, the small house plans cleverly achieve passive solar design principles with each juxtaposed living space catching the winter heat gain, when the sun is at lower azimuth, and eliminates the worst of the summer heat gain. The small 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 small house plans design palette also includes clear anodised window frames, porcelain panel kitchen benchtops, Artedomus tiles, Australian hardwood internal timber flooring and wall cladding material finishes for these small house plans combine either horizontally formatted James Hardie Scyon Linea weatherboard or vertically grooved Scyon Axon cladding for a higher BAL rating and to ensure the eco home meets budget.
“I’ve known Stuart for about 8 years. At all of our consultant meetings I’ve been impressed by his polite, professional attitude and in-depth knowledge of his profession. His prices have always been fair and very competitive. He has a knowledge that can also save you time and money. He will always make an effort to follow things through quickly and advise you so that you may gain the best outcome for your project. With these things in mind I can thoroughly recommend Stuart.”
“We commissioned Threadgold Architecture for the refurbishment of our house in Dalkeith for both design and contract administration services. We were delighted with the design which Stuart tendered to a select group of local builders. We were also grateful for Stuart’s contractual understanding and attention to detail which kept the builder focussed on the desired outcomes throughout the building process. We are very happy with the renovations and the enjoyment we now get from our transformed living areas.”
“I was very impressed with the ideas that Stuart incorporated into the design for our family home in Perth. Stuart designed a free-flowing open plan living space that perfectly suits our family of four. Stuart listened to our ideas and delivered the brief within the budget constraints. My wife and I would be happy to recommend Threadgold Architecture as a business that still promotes the old values of honesty and integrity.”