Broom Street Cottesloe
A. DI BUCCI & SON DIFFERENCE
This architecturally designed and fitted out home is nestled amongst the leafy main street of Cottesloe. Built on a relatively narrow 14 meter wide block the challenge was to provide a liveable lifestyle for a growing family. The home produced succeeds in this by providing an energy efficient concept through design and material selection together with incorporating all the conveniences necessary for a comfortable living.
Broom Street Cottesloe
From the main gate made from 75mm steel slats is a walkway to the front door made from recycled marble used as “crazy paving”. To the right is the swimming pool in the front yard with timber deck joining a grassed area. The wall separating the pool from the walkway is lined in glass faced render and forms part of the pool equipment store. The walkway leads to the front door porch tiled with sand blasted ecostone and covered with an overhanging zinc clad portico. The 2.4m high pivot front door is made from cedar and zinc cladding opening into the polished ecostone floor entry hall which looks out into a centre water feature and garden. To the right through a concealed sliding door is the family, meals and kitchen containing a large centre island cupboard and fireplace.
Flowing on through the entry leads to a staircase to the top level and timber lined bridge connecting the upper levels. In between the bridge and the wall is an illuminated glass floor allowing light into the passage below. This passage concludes at the rear 4 car garage. The upper level contains 4 bedrooms and theatre room linked together via a bridge and glass floor.
The 4 bathrooms all have full height tiling and frameless glass screens. The frameless glass balustrading extends up the stairs and joins onto the bridge producing an impressive glass wall. The external balustrading to balcony overlooking the pool and front courtyard and the pool balustrade are all frameless glass on stirrups.
The roof is a flat metal deck with the fascia being made from Zinc. This together with the ecostone paving, recycled granite crazy paving, quartzite stone feature walls to alfresco and front fence provide an aesthetically appealing home.
The home is very energy efficient with the use of angled sunshades to the northern elevation, 3 gas instantaneous hot water systems to provide hot water instantly, R3.5 batt insulation throughout roof areas and aircell cavity insulation, AAA rated appliances and tapware, solar heated pool heating system and laminated glass windows and doors.
The home is being used to its intended purpose and the quality of materials and their combinations are providing a masterful showpiece with which we are all proud to display.