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Natural appeal: an energy-efficient home


This stunning home isn’t just energy-efficient, but boasts luxurious appeal too

Setting the standard for energy-efficient homes with luxurious appeal is what Solar Solutions Design does best. The featured home is just one such example, set in the sunny suburb of Palmerston in the Northern Territory.

A light and airy design, this home uses the warm and sunny surrounding environment to its best advantage. Each component of the design and construction process deliberately uses the natural elements to enhance the home’s aesthetic appeal and energy conservation ability.

Like all homes by Solar Solutions Design, this property has been designed specifically for the owners, the site and the climate. This young couple wanted a great energy-efficient house that respected their climate and was suitable for their two children and dogs.

Solar Solutions Design made this a reality and incorporated into the design plenty of living space, four bedrooms, kids’ retreat, bathroom and powder room, an outstanding alfresco area and an easily accessible pool.

The pool is positioned to be the focal point of the backyard and is dynamic in both its uses and benefits. Its high visibility from the entertaining areas makes it a safe place for supervising young swimmers, while the pool water helps to cool the home during the hot months.

Solar Solutions Design believes the standout features of this 285sqm home and garage are its livability, created through separating the bedroom spaces from the spacious living areas that capitalise on the golf course views.

The home design revolves around the internal courtyard that gives the family room a bright and airy feel and can be used as a thermal chimney. Every window of the house can be opened, enabling a high level of cross-flow ventilation that moves air internally even on a hot and still day. Ceiling fans also cool the house and create a comforting breeze that helps keep mosquitoes away.

The design’s emphasis on large windows realises the clients’ dream of respecting their surroundings as the windows celebrate the exceptional views and fresh air coming from the neighbouring golf course.

Solar Solutions Design is a multi-award-winning company that has been in business for more than 20 years and specialises in energy-efficient and healthy home design. Solar Solutions’ homes are custom designed to suit the land and the local environment. The company can also provide clients with high-quality building products at less than trade rate.

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Originally in BuildHome Victoria, Volume 48