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This spectacular Warrnambool home sits perched high above the Hopkins River. The simple clean design, expansive use of glazing and innovative selection of products offer an uncomplicated and elegant living space for its owners. Building designer Donna Monagan of Form & Function Building Designs and Builder Dominic Beasley of DMB Consulting and Construction worked closely with the owners to help them create their ideal home.
A number of clear objectives were set at the onset of the project. These included a requirement for large expanses of glazing to maximise the buildings outlook and connect the interior and exterior living spaces seamlessly. A simple, minimalist design with contemporary styling to reflect the fresh, dynamic attitude of the clients and open plan living to create a spacious feeling throughout the home. Thermal performance and energy efficiency were identified as important factors in ensuring a comfortable living space could be maintained through warm summers and cool winters.
The project had opportunities to incorporate 90° corner sliders, stacking doors and big double glazed fixed panels to really maximise the river views and open up the living spaces.