Our Client had relocated from Sydney wanting to downsize and enjoy the northern coastal lifestyle.
We initially met onsite to discuss their needs and review our range of standard designs. One of the new designs in particular stood out from the rest: The Metro. They loved the layout but wanted a large verandah instead of the 2 small decks so we modified the 2 halves of the plan, sliding the “bedroom zone” closer to the “living zone”. This allowed us to introduce a large L-shaped deck that wrapped around the living area starting from the entry and finishing at the main bedroom. The end-result was an integrated design where the interior opens-up beautifully to the exterior.
The external wall cladding is a mix of Colorbond Custom Orb and Weathertex wall panels, creating a modern rural look that suits the region. The smooth corrugations of the Custom Orb nicely contrast the roughsawn timber texture. Our client customised their colour scheme, choosing a deep blue cladding to contrast with the cherry red, giving the granny flat a striking look. The natural stained timber provides some balance.