Home extension design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $200
  • Entries Received: 12
  • Winner: zuhri1960

Contest Brief

we are looking for creative plans to incorporate a garage into the house and at the same time increase/ change the existing living and kitchen areas to make more workable for our young family and for entertaining.

Attached are original plans of the house. Since these plans the eastern single level part of the house was demolished (everything east of the kitchen and study) and only the 2 story section remains

The garage would be on the Western side and had thought of options of having it in front of a dining room or else going down and having larger lounge/dining above it. in this case we would need to consider drainage as the garage would need to be below street level (approx 1800mm elevation from the street level to ground floor level) - 1 idea was to bring the garage forward and have a sloping section inside the garage but we're really keen for any creative ideas. We would like internal access from the garage to the house so thought needs to be put in to where the stairs will be - 1 thought was to bring them up under the existing stairs but the garage floor level would need to be low enough to allow a passage under the current lounge room which has a floor 280mm lower than the rest of the ground floor).

We would also like to look at extending the kitchen and meals area in the north east corner out the back with possibly an outdoor entertaining area behind it but open to creative suggestions. A good sized laundry/butlers pantry close to the kitchen would be desirable.

the style of the house is Georgian and we want to keep the look of the extension consistent with the current style.

the current land size is 928m2 (slightly larger than shown on plan due to a boundary realignment) and the maximum house footprint is 45% with maximum hard surface area (driveway, deck, paving etc) is 60%. the minimum setback from the street to the front of the garage is 7.5m (possibly less).

jpegs are fine for contest entries but we prefer sketchup files for the winning entry (sketchup is not essential but preferred)

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“great work, understood requirements and changes well and went above and beyond what was requested, he made excellent suggestion for extra storage space in roof and even did a video walk through of the design which was great. would certainly recommend Zuhri for architectural work.”

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  • zoranaelek
    zoranaelek
    • 9 months ago

    Thanks a lot for quick feedback, please check #11

    • 9 months ago
  • ipcajr
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    just to clarify the space out the western side for the garage. it is 7.8m from the side of the existing house to the boundary so the maximum width for the garage is 6.9m wide.

    • 9 months ago
    1. faisolfuady
      faisolfuady
      • 9 months ago

      Thank's for your informations, working on it

      • 9 months ago
  • zoranaelek
    zoranaelek
    • 9 months ago

    Please be kind and check entry #10

    • 9 months ago
  • Francisal23
    Francisal23
    • 9 months ago

    Alrighty then. Working on it.

    • 9 months ago
  • arzumanyan
    arzumanyan
    • 9 months ago

    Hey! So I'm planning to start working on this and I need the location of the house. Could you please send it to me or here at the public message board?

    • 9 months ago
    1. ipcajr
      Contest Holder
      • 9 months ago

      sorry, i have been offline. Can you submit a blank entry so i can private message you details on it. Sorry again for the delay

      • 9 months ago
    2. arzumanyan
      arzumanyan
      • 9 months ago

      No worries.

      • 9 months ago
  • arzumanyan
    arzumanyan
    • 9 months ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for organizing the competition. My name is Ani and I'm an interior designer/architect based in Brooklyn. I'm interested and would love to take part in the competition only if you'd be interested in my services at the later stages of design. I have a portfolio of commercial and residential projects. Let me know if you are interested.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,
    Ani

    • 9 months ago
    1. ipcajr
      Contest Holder
      • 9 months ago

      yes, there would certainly be an opportunity for future work in later stages of the project

      • 9 months ago
    2. arzumanyan
      arzumanyan
      • 9 months ago

      Awesome, thanks for your reply. I have a site survey and two client meetings to run tomorrow, but I'm free on Tuesday and I'll do the work then. Within the given budget, I can only provide you with floorplan proposals. In case you'de be interested in seeing them in 3D, of course, I can do a Sketchup, Rhino, Revit, 3Ds Max modeling or photorealistic renderings at a later stage.
      I need one thing only from your side, which is the address of the house. I keep it on the title block as a project name, I don't know if that's not a thing in Australia, but I couldn't find it on the drawing.

      Thank you beforehand.
      Ani

      • 9 months ago
  • manishatchd
    manishatchd
    • 9 months ago

    can I draw it on AutoCAD ??

    • 9 months ago
    1. ipcajr
      Contest Holder
      • 9 months ago

      yes, you can draw in autocad

      • 9 months ago
  • avaiyajigar
    avaiyajigar
    • 9 months ago

    No proper details are given by client.

    • 9 months ago
  • ipcajr
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    sorry we only have a pdf file

    • 9 months ago
  • vishaldz9ow
    vishaldz9ow
    • 9 months ago

    Please provide dwg file for changes

    • 9 months ago
  • ipcajr
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    i have sealed the contest now, look forward to seeing your ideas!

    • 9 months ago
  • ipcajr
    Contest Holder
    • 9 months ago

    thanks, we are just looking for ideas and concepts at the moment. we don't need detailed drawings.

    • 9 months ago
  • prakash1986omi
    prakash1986omi
    • 9 months ago

    sir I can used 3ds max

    • 9 months ago
  • GanchoRadev
    GanchoRadev
    • 10 months ago

    #sealed

    • 10 months ago
  • salamonzsolt
    salamonzsolt
    • 10 months ago

    Hi may I know that are you looking for only ideas, or you need architect for this project? It would be also great idea to Seal the project, so you will recieve better designs.

    • 10 months ago

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