Briefed with creating an abode that would cater for a growing family and provide ample room to entertain and accommodate guests, the team at Busby Homes has created a double-storey residence that is both welcoming and functional. The brilliant design cleverly makes the most of the available space on a rear battle-axe block.
Featuring James Hardie Linea weatherboards, Unitex render, and a COLORBOND roof, as well as wooden posts and a double garage, the façade is that of a modern American classic.
Continuing the simple sophistication of the frontage, the interior consists of high-quality finishes, European oak ﬂoors, and Caesarstone benchtops. Likewise, ﬂoor-to-ceiling tiles have been utilised within the bathrooms, which further promotes visual harmony.
The open-plan layout of the kitchen, living, and dining areas offers plenty of space for effortless entertaining, while additional living zones ensure everyone has their own space, too. The design features two additional living rooms and three bedrooms, as well as a study, which easily converts into visitor accommodation, complete with its own private en suite.
The clever inclusion of north-orientated glass sliding doors provides the central hub with an abundance of natural light, and offers passive heating in the winter months.
To further encourage sustainable living, the home includes double-glazing, wall and ceiling insulation, and a solar hot water system. A pergola, which is positioned over the study, provides a simple yet effective natural light solution.
The Merbau deck and veranda covering ensures the indoor and outdoor zones are seamlessly connected, and creates the illusion of a larger, more open design. The synergy between the two spaces was further enhanced through the careful selection of harmonious furnishings.
Despite the challenging nature of the project, which required an appealing frontage be created at the end of a long driveway within a tree protection zone, careful planning and restructuring resulted in an ideal design.
Busby Homes specialises in the design and construction of beautiful custom homes, from Australian heritage and Hamptons-inspired designs, to French provincial and modern contemporary styles. The team believes everyone’s lifestyle is different, so your new home should be specifically designed to suit you.
Since its establishment, Busby Homes has carved a niche in the custom home building market, creating houses of all styles that are suited to the client’s vision of what their home should be. The company has become known for the quality of its knockdown/rebuild projects and its willingness to build on difficult sites.
Busby Homes prides itself on its professional and experienced staff, who provide a personalised service to every client from the custom design stage right through to the final handover. The company operates across the Melbourne metropolitan area.