Contemporary 2-Story Dream Home

Contest Brief

I am seeking an architect to provide the following:
- CAD based floor plans for a modern contemporary two storey home,
- A scaled site plan of the new home based on the site surveyor plans provided including all site levels (R.L'S)
- A minimum of two real life 3d rendered colour visualisations of the new homes front façade, side and rear view.
- Side elevation with heights detailed.

Project Background ...I’m envisioning a contemporary, two-story home that balances both practical needs and architectural ambition. With a plan for 4 bedrooms, this home should cater for a modern aesthetic of contemporary design. Here’s what I’m looking for:

- **Design Objectives:**
- A contemporary two-story house plan with a focus on open, fluid living spaces.
- 4 bedrooms, incorporating flexible spaces that can evolve with family needs, one bedroom can be bedroom and also a optional study.
- A design that maximizes natural light and blends indoor and outdoor living.

- **Key Features:**
- Modern kitchen that opens to dining and living areas, ideal for entertainment.
- Smart storage solutions throughout to maintain clean lines and reduce clutter.
- 4 bedrooms in total. Master bedroom prefered downstairs street facing (eastern side)
- A second living room upstairs facing the front (eastern end) this will have room for a second small kitchen against the wall, also a study room facing the eastern side on the first floor (second storey).
- A swimming pool in the back yard to be designed to be a lap pool that is no more than 7 metres in length and 3.5 metres in width. Double external garage in rear yard.
- Bedroom sizes minimum 3 x 3 metres.
– House not to extend more than 15 metres in length, the western side boundary line is not allowed to go beyond 900mm.
- Roofed alfresco on ground floor that flows from the living rooms
- Modern design with low line roof pitch
Allow 3 metre driveway access for cars to drive through and accommodate a small secondary dwelling in the future, Leave garage seperate in rear yard or do a basement undergrounnd from street.
If basement option is provided then flatter roof will be essential as height restrictions to roof line (top of ridge) is 9 metres in height.
I want to maintain the side access to at least 3 metres so I can accommodate for a secondary dwelling onto the rear yard in the future.
- Downstairs bedroom with walk in robe and also a possibly a separate ensuite or one shared close with the ground floor area. This is to include a walk in shower
- Laundry on ground floor. Walk in pantry from kitchen. Kitchen to be located facing the rear yard and open living to the back pergola area.
- Modern architectural home design with floor to ceiling glass to front façade (east side)
- Cantilever balcony on first floor that extends out 2 metres of front building line and also has another1 metre that is above the ground level the home.

Other design elements to consider:
I am also open to the idea of having a basement car park to free up space in the rear yard, however, the basement should not to be too deep from the existing natural ground level as there are 9 metre height restrictions from local authorities, The height of the basement to be 2.4metres floor to ceiling.
Note, the front balcony or front building line has to commence where the past western neighbour’s balcony line commences and eastern neighbours building line commences, ie average of both.
The side yard on the western side boundary has to be 900mm from the boundary line on the surveyors report.

I have attatched some elements of design facades i like to go in this general theme- some are one storey however i like these type of roof lines, please be creative and design your own design as i have an open mind, just expressing a style that i like.

Note: north is where the arrow is pointed on the surveyor plan!

Winner can possibly get contract to go on to design full home architectural plans
Thanks, Best Wishes

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  • sastra18
    sastra18
    • 1 month ago

    Contest holder, I'm still working on the design, please do not close the contest yet.

    • 1 month ago
    1. sastra18
      sastra18
      • 1 month ago

      Before I wanted to submit the file in PDF format for better resolution but in this platform i only can submit jpeg files.

      • 1 month ago
    2. sastra18
      sastra18
      • 1 month ago

      I will also try to explain it here, so for the elevation, ground floor is considered 0.00, the street level, is -0.75 from 0.00 (ground floor), the basement is -2.75 from 0.00, level 2 story is + 3.05 from 0.00. The top of roof is + 7.80 from 0.00. Hope this explains. Thank you.

      • 1 month ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 1 month ago

    i have submitted a submission of the first floor where i added a terrace so that you understand more what i mean this terrace faces the eastern side, it has a view on the ocean

    • 1 month ago
  • cegrotresd
    cegrotresd
    • 1 month ago

    Hello! Is the contest still valid? If so, what is the measurement between the front line and the future construction? Thank you

    • 1 month ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, yes contest is still valid Marcos. The measurement between the font line and future construction is the two things, the balcony on the first floor can start at 5.5 metres from the font line. The lower floor must start at at least 6 metres fron the front line. Hope this makes sense

      • 1 month ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 1 month ago

    is the Cantilever balcony obligatory if i make a terrace ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      what do you refer to by terrace, when i say cantilever balcony i just mean an entertainment area on the first floor outside where i can go out and enjoy the view. A cantilever allows me to go more forward for council requirements i am allowed to extend to 5.5metres from the front boundary line. It doesnt have to cantilever much

      • 1 month ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 1 month ago

    Qestion: i dont understand this part: "Cantilever balcony on first floor that extends out 2 metres of front building line and also has another1 metre that is above the ground level the home." to be more specific i don't understand where the front line of building is according to you, is it the front facade that faces the road? should i put the balcony there?

    • 1 month ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      yes the front building line is the front facade that faces the road. Also i want a cantilevered balcony facing the front, would prefer some roof protection for shade and raid. Doesnt have to be roofed the entire terrace/balcony

      • 1 month ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 1 month ago

    oh, dear contest holder, i just saw your question, yes i still have your project on my schedule, but i am just prioritizing paid work over contests, but yes i will make submissions soon

    • 1 month ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    also you can see the overall house design and front facade, it is a work in progress but can you also provide some feedback about it

    • 2 months ago
    1. NemerMoncefAmine
      NemerMoncefAmine
      • 2 months ago

      I putted the basement on the right side because the entrance needs to be on the left side since you would like the master bedroom to face south East, also the basement area is under all the house area, and for its aeration and natural light there isn’t problem since not all the basement front facade is under ground, we can add some high windows to basement

      • 2 months ago
    2. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Are you still working on design, how long until final you think?

      • 1 month ago
  • mgkastha
    mgkastha
    • 2 months ago

    hello, are you open to garage at the front i.e. street level or it has to be on the rear/basement?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, would prefer it external in rear yard after pool or basement as site is narrow. The basement depth can go level with street and house won't become to high.

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    you can see first basement option in submission #38

    • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    also in second option as illustrated in my submission #37 i have left the entrance of 3m to rear backyard on eastern side, should i keep basement or remove it?

    • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    well the depth of basement can be either the same level as the street, and then we can access the ground level of house by going up some stairs, or i could put the parking basement down by 1m from street level, and we can access the house ground LVL by going up only 0.6m, i have added a submission to explain the second option

    • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    check #31 , from street level to northern level it is 3.5m (one story level), should i design the house basement parking floor on street level? it would look more esthetic, only if i made the site correctly

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      I'm not sure if I should put garage at rear or basement, i have been unsure for a while. What would the depth of basement be, depth of street level?

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    but from contour 68 to 71.5 is more then 3m in total,

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      From building commencement to northern boundary very flat, around 1 metre

      • 2 months ago
    2. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      I'm not sure where these 2 points start from, there is slope more from the street to the 7 metre point inside the boundary, other then this there is very small slope.

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    so you are unit 23

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      23a, it's not unit it's a 708m2 land and house

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    just to confirm the terrain slope is difference around 3.6m, right? i am asking because on google earth it's looks less slopy

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      No there is not 3.6 metres slope, it's minimal slopping site, pretty level

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    so the east is the view on ocean and the south is the front of the house that is opened on the street?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Yes the front is south, the property has view of ocean from both the east and south

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    i am just confused where is the road/street and where is the front view, sometimes you say it is on the eastern side and sometimes you say that the front starts from the western side, although both of these sides face neighbors ? can you please provide a google map link to understand the site more ?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      https://maps.app.goo.gl/Cmciam2roXFPYd47A

      • 2 months ago
    2. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      It's common in survey plans where there is arrow, this is always pointing to north. I suggest you also look at this..

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    do you have a survey plan that contains the exact contour lines under the building?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Unfortunately this is all I have been provided by surveyor

      • 2 months ago
  • NemerMoncefAmine
    NemerMoncefAmine
    • 2 months ago

    working

    • 2 months ago
  • Zaman3D
    Zaman3D
    • 2 months ago

    I am feeling lost.
    How could someone find the perfect DESIGN among all these AI Generated Images with no supported floor plan.

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      That's good point Zamanur, I was also thinking the same thing..

      • 2 months ago
  • Alikhwaiter1
    Alikhwaiter1
    • 2 months ago

    In the surveying plan, the delineated levels and boundaries of the building, garage, and other elements Are these elements present in the actual location and must be respected, or they are just a perception and can be modified?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      The surveying plan shows the house and garage on the lot that are currently on the land. I am considering to knock down this home and build new. The site levels on surveying plan are true and not indicative. I wish to put garage in rear yard or have a semi underground car park/basement.

      • 2 months ago
    2. Alikhwaiter1
      Alikhwaiter1
      • 2 months ago

      okay i'll try to do my best regarding to given info .

      • 2 months ago
  • corvicenti
    corvicenti
    • 2 months ago

    Dear contest holder, the survey plan is a bit confusing to read. Please clarify that the depth of the lot is 50.875 m on its east border and the width of the lot on the front is 14.02 m?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi Margareta, yes the depth of the lot is 50.875 and the front boundary is as mentioned above.

      • 2 months ago
  • Alikhwaiter1
    Alikhwaiter1
    • 2 months ago

    Noted, just to be sure it's in M.G.A arrow direction, right?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      yes the MGA is the magnetic north point, so the pointed arrow is north.

      • 2 months ago
  • cegrotresd
    cegrotresd
    • 2 months ago

    Hello! I have a question for you: what measurements of the land do you plan to leave in the fund for future constructions?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi, i might do a small secondary dwelling in the backyard of 70m2 later down the track.. also garage could be seperate from the building leaving the driveway a passageway for future access into garage etc

      • 2 months ago
  • Alikhwaiter1
    Alikhwaiter1
    • 2 months ago

    it's such a wonderful opportunity to design a house like this but i have one question regarding to land direction. which direction is the North?

    • 2 months ago
    1. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      North is the back yard

      • 2 months ago
    2. zox079
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      It should be illustrated on surveyor plan

      • 2 months ago

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