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After we've completed a house, it's amazing how many people say "Isn't it great how it all came together!"... as if by accident. This is a very small look into how it all "comes together".

Friday, November 12, 2010

Upper Frames

We've had a few days of fine weather (amazing how much can be achieved in such conditions!)

The Upper frames are complete. It doesn't really look like a normal house... more like a series of boxes floating a bit off centre.  At this stage it's usually easy to picture what the interior & exterior of a house will look like however, I have a feeling that this house will only start to make sense towards the end of the build.
This box is the front of the house (guest bedroom and kid hangout). It will have black glass windows and large vertical helical fins. We saw the fins last week at Vanguard and they are quite impressive!  They are usually used on commercial buildings. When we bought the block it came with a concept front elevation (including the helical fins) and we thought it looked so sexy that we kept it as it was.

The big cantilevers in this house have been a challenge for our engineer.
This is a bridge that leads to the master bedroom. The bridge separates the kids & guest bedrooms and bathrooms from the master bedroom area and sits in the middle of a massive void above the living & dining areas (this is why light choice & placement here are so important).
 Left is the loungeroom and kitchen looking East from the deck and the right photo is taken from the bridge looking down to the kitchen. The room above the kitchen is our ensuite with a very large walk in shower.
Not a bad view from our bedroom! I stood right here for ages, not wanting to move. I think I'm going to move the coffee machine, bar fridge and my computer up to the bedroom. Look, I can even watch the kids in the pool from here so there's no need for me to leave the bedroom.

 Prosecco at Sunset anyone?

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