This house was designed over three levels including four bedrooms and three bathrooms with warehouse style living in mind. By using commercial construction building techniques we were able to achieve large spans and open spaces to give the inhabitants a feel of large expanse living while still incorporating all the soft elements that make up a residential home. This was largely achieved by incorporating a portal frame to form the backbone of the structure as seen in photo 2, supporting the roof while also supporting the mezzanine level floor.
Polished concrete floors and exposed structural steel were a major feature throughout the build. To soften these hard elements into a residential setting the use of select grade spotted gum flooring and large wrap around hardwood decks were incorporated, including exposed Oregon beams to the mezzanine level to blend the natural earthy tones back into the build.