Branksome Gardens

This residence was designed by McDonald Jones Architects and Built by Eco-Logical Building Pty Ltd who are specialists in building high quality, luxury homes that are sustainable and eco-friendly.

Here's what Eco-Logical Building have to say about the project:

"The front elevation features an impressive metal screen and a large maintenance-free Jarrah timber deck which has been left to 'weather' naturally to a silver grey colour.  The undercroft garage has a store and space for a workshop and a lift from this level gives easy access to the floors above.

The ground floor features a large light filled open plan kitchen/dining/living and library area.  The walk in pantry and scullery add to the feeling of spaciousness.

The rear wing of the home, with two large bedrooms, bath, powder and laundry, is linked to the main areas by an indoor/outdoor alfresco.  The outdoor area features wide jarrah decking, swimming pool and a striking tiled window wall.  Large bi-fold windows connect the kitchen to this inviting entertainment space.

The master bedroom on the upper floor has a parents' retreat with balcony and large robe room.  The ensuite features a walk in shower with built in seat.

The home has good northern orientation and excellent cross flow ventilation, giving a general feeling of light and air inside.  Photo-voltaic cells were installed, heat pumps for hot water, ceiling fans throughout, water efficient fixtures and fittings and energy efficient appliances have been used.  'ClassicplankTM Jarrah timber decking was sourced from sustainably managed forests in the south-west of WA.  Low VOC paints assist air quality.

During construction, waste was sorted and the site was kept as clean and tidy as possible.  Painters used a paint cleaning station so as not to contaminate the soil on site.

Located only one street back from beautiful City Beach it was also vital that construction methods and all metalwork and fixings used were appropriate for this exposed environment."

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