If a CUSTOMERS block has a appealing view, it is a fundamental element of Building Buddy designer Amin Eris’s approach to their custom home design.
When Amin designed Garry & Lesley’s Wellington Point dream home, the spectacular ocean view out the back of the block informed the floor layout.
“The ocean view made it really exciting to design a custom new home for the block,” said Amin.
“To make the most of this potential, we raised the house as much as possible, keeping in mind Council’s height restrictions and the steep slope at the rear of the block.”
“The home was designed off the ground on steel posts; with the exception of the garage.
“This helped to maximises the breeze into the home, and to makes it more energy efficient,” Amin added.
The Hampton-style façade, incorporating many Cape Cod architectural style elements, was at the core of the customer designed brief; a prospect that Amin relished since it provided so much scope to really differentiate the creative elements of the home design on this uniquely located property.
“We loved that they preferred a Hampton. It blended into the property surrounds, and had the potential to be a really striking home.”
Garry & Lesley’s too were excited, and managed to efficiently convey their design goals by sharing an extensive collection of images they had collected into a folder on their Pinterest account. This collection of images gave BB’s custom home design team with the perfect window into the customers mindset – providing a snapshot of Lesley’s style preferences, tastes and design goals. Building Buddy recommends the technique wholeheartedly. A customer does not have to find the precise image – just a collection of elements they like – Bathrooms, Kitchens, Facades … etc.
Some of the more impressive features in this home includes a double height deck with ocean views; a two level void over the meals area, which in turn is complemented by a raked ceiling over the kitchen. The pièce de résistance is the bridge that separates the master bedroom from the others that overlooks this entire scene.