Mount Helen House is a 3 / 4 bedroom home custom designed to suit the natural topography of the land. As is often the case, this site presented a unique challenge. A 3-dimensional building envelope, tight budget, cross-fall & covenant restrictions required the use of a high percentage of brickwork or alternative (subject to council approval). Careful attention was paid to minimising the cost of footings, excessive site cuts, access and supports required for the masonry. This can be a significant cost if not properly designed for in a Sloping Site Design or 2 Storey Home.¬†Weatherboards have been included to the highest degree possible to meet the covenant requirements and to achieve the client’s preferred look which complements the rendered finish proposed.

All the main living spaces are conveniently¬†located on the entry level, along with the master bedroom wing. This also allows for both an elevated living zone, but also a means of accessing the rear yard by way of a mid-level deck connecting these spaces to the land. Downstairs we have 2 bedrooms, a bathroom & large playroom and on the highest level an optional attic space over the garage. The design features Storybook’s trademark Cathedral Ceilings, High Pitched Gables, Interconnected Decks, Portico, Large Butlers Pantry, 2-way ensuite (to control cost) & Attic Space, not to mention a beautiful exterior. This Sloping Site Design ticks all the boxes…