1612 sq. ft. - resized version of slab house retaining roof
deck access. Walled gardens front and back increase apparent size of bedrooms.
Open stairwell adds volume to living and dining areas - see cut-away drawings
below. Small house has 3 bedrooms, generous open plan kitchen, ample opportunities
for container gardening, and plenty of attitude.
848 sq. ft. Plan shows optional carport
attached - see drawing at bottom of page. Notice walled gardens off bedrooms
are half under cover from overhang above. Big patio doors in bedrooms expand
space into gardens. Garden areas could be concreted (providing adequate drainage)
with creepers and shrubs planted in containers. Similar containers can be
installed on dining and roof decks. Bedrooms #2 and #3 have hand basins to
ease bathroom congestion. Bedroom #1 has walk thru closet with access to back
walled garden through glass door. 3 ft. square holes in garden walls can be
securely covered from the inside using wire mesh which in turn will support
floor: 764 sq. ft. Dramatic open plan - 32 ft. from living to dining windows
with 22' x 9' stairwell volume visually added. Large kitchen (18'x14') has
under counter washer and drier behind rolldown shutter, plus 10.5 ft. eating
counter, and broom closet under outside stairs to roof deck. Traffic flow
from cantilevered landing at top of stairs across to kitchen or deck door.
Notice telephone counter and shelves in one foot deep recess next to glass
door onto deck. Large blank wall in stairwell facing living is ideal for picture
or tapestry display. Outside stairs to roof deck concealed behind 'floating'
slab wall. High beams over deck support privacy wall and accomodate hanging
Deck: Lower deck 168 sq. ft. Upper deck 664 sq. ft. For privacy from house
behind, a row of shrubs in tubs can be positioned along the back deck wall.
Halfslab house was designed for lot with surrounding neighbours - hence no
side windows. Stairwell roof could have optional skylights installed. Drawing
below shows carport added. Carport could become a closed in garage with access
door into entrance hall.
= 1612 sq. ft.
stairwell open to living
drawings to enlarge
10.5 ft. eating counter
telephone desk and shelves
roof deck for outdoor sleeping
Comments: Neat little house with plenty of expansive outdoor living spaces.
Simple construction - attitude to spare.