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Carbon negative, positively bright Western Australian


Demonstrating the innovations possible in homes today, this individual construction by Jonathan William Haums perfectly combines luxury and sustainability.

Camera iconThe strawberry-red wall above the portico adds a bright color to the facade. Credit: Supplied.

Jonathan William Homes CEO Jonathan Atans said the house was designed to have a point of distinction and stand out among the surrounding houses.

“The design should reflect the customer’s taste and I believe he has achieved this through bright double facades,” he said.

“The roof line consists of a rake to create the depth and height of the front facade. It rises above the existing height and creates a central point of both facades.

“The porch area has high brickwork and the rest of the house has low slopes to minimize the impact on the street landscape.

“The façade also needed a central focal point to secure the site, and this was achieved using a strawberry-red blade wall above the portico site.

“It creates a vibrant color and is associated with Australia’s natural landscaped gardens, and the textured colors of the border walls help the house fit into the street landscape.”

Just as tasteful as the look of the house.

“Several rooms of this house have been set aside to showcase the client’s stunning collection of Australian art,” Mr Atans said. “Individual items are on display along the porch and in the main living area with high walls and specific lighting used to highlight them.

“It was also important for the client to have light, large open-plan spaces to entertain their family and friends – dining areas with dams create a lot of space and light.”

The individual building has bright, large open plan spaces.
Camera iconThe individual building has bright, large open plan spaces. Credit: Supplied.

Mr. Atans said that on the countertops and porcelain kitchen there is a whimsical Dekton Radium – a rustic-style porcelain sheet that provides a low level of service and a spectacular touch.

“The kitchen was designed with functionality in mind, taking into account the need for efficiency and luxury,” he said.

To satisfy the customer’s entertainment aspirations, the design boasts a smooth transition between indoor and outdoor entertainment area.

“The temporarily closed outdoor area goes out to the garden to provide entertainment and barbecues all year round,” Mr. Atan said. “The same flooring was used outdoors to create a seamless flow between the interior and exterior, with beautiful wood tiles that add color and warmth while being easy to maintain.”

The master suite and secondary bedrooms were strategically located in the hallway and away from the main living quarters.

“The idea is to make the master bedroom and bathroom feel private and quiet,” Mr Atans said. “It overlooks a private yard and captures the height of beautiful stones.

“The shower offers a private view of the garden, a large bathroom and bathrobes, as well as a beautiful view of the courtyard from the master bedroom.”

The shower offers a private view of the garden.
Camera iconThe shower offers a private view of the garden. Credit: Supplied.

Mr Atans said the house boasts an 8.1-star national energy rating scheme, which has been achieved thanks to many environmentally friendly design aspects.

“It was really important for the client to achieve a green building that had minimal impact on the environment,” he said.

“The approach starts from the beginning, with a design focused on the customer’s need to be negative carbon and have sustainability at the forefront.

“The design was pretty minimalist. This is not a waste of space for theater rooms and other tricks that are rarely used – intelligent display of home use determined the location and layout of the room.

“The floor plan is based on site orientation, zoning of residential areas and minimization of unwanted heat transfer – both heat loss and heat gain – with the priority of efficient summer airflow and ventilation.”

Other environmentally friendly features in the house include thermal glazing, orientation of windows and doors, thermal breaks in window frames, size and length of cornice, exterior cladding, cavity insulation, roof insulation, gray water system, rainwater collection system, heat pumps, heat pumps, LED lighting, ceiling fans and more.

CONTACT Jonathan William Homes, 0401 383 860, www.jonathanwilliam.com.au


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