Builder: Russell Parsons Builders
Construction Time Estimation: 9 months
Consultants: SGP Consulting Engineers
Documentation: 9 Months
Floor Area: 187.00 Sqm
Project Cost: $750-000
Diego and Julia
Building from a blank canvas can be an overwhelming process and we were prepared to spend the time and resources finding the right person to design our project. We were first introduced to Dennis through a local builder who had recommended Dennis’ work. We knew Dennis was the right person for our project because he showed genuine interest in our ideas and how he could make the perfect dream home out of our requirements – rather than just proudly showing off his previous work or try and sell us someone else’s dream home. Since our first meeting with Dennis he has truly shown a level of commitment towards our project that has really allowed us to trust in him and his recommendations, while also maintaining a reasonable balance of allowing us to provide our own input. There have been some unique challenges with building from the scratch in a rural setting which Dennis worked above and beyond to help us to understand and rectify. We have no hesitation in recommending Dennis and his work.
Nestled into the lower slopes of Mount Franklin and overlooking the majestic vistas of Franklinford, Mount Franklin house casts a sharp, angular figure, set against the imposing backdrop of the pine-tree covered mount.
Cut into steep terrain, Ark Group has strived to address the challenges of the build, being to offer a harmonious interplay between the steep site, new home and a breathtaking iconic aspect of the area.
Designed into two adjoining wings, the main living, kitchen and master bedroom takes advantage of the north-east solar gain, whilst taking in the breathtaking panorama.
The remaining bedrooms, guest and utilities are situated in the adjacent wing. A glazed vestibule connects the two wings, which leads onto the front cantilevered viewing deck.
Grounded on a blockwork base, the main building form cantilevers out to provide a semi-floating effect.
A combination of vertical standing seam metal cladding, Spotted Gum timber and glass, contrasts against the metallic Alucobond eave finishes.