Custom NOW Architecture design attracts attention in Glen Iris
A strong eco-friendly focus is one of the major drawcards of this custom-designed two-storey home by Now Architecture.
Featuring a 7-star energy rating, the house at 44 Flowerdale Ave, Glen Iris supports year-round comfort through double-glazed windows, abundant natural light, cross-flow ventilation, hydronic heating and ceiling fans.
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Water tanks, low-consumption light fittings and two solar-panel systems are among some of the other environmentally-smart benefits.
A self-cleaning, solar-heated pool can be enjoyed in the very private front garden. It is well-positioned to take advantage of the home’s northern orientation and is surrounded by a paved entertainment space that’s easily accessed through sliding doors off the meals area.
Built from Mt Gambier limestone the facade also features Zincalume cladding.
Inside, exposed limestone walls, brush-box timber flooring, myrtle-veneer finishes, a slumped-glass panel at the top of the stairs and polished-concrete floors add to the overall character.
The split-level floorplan has been thoughtfully designed so each space has something special to offer, including the large lounge with raked ceiling and built-in entertainment unit.
The kitchen boasts a user-friendly layout, granite benchtops, Blum self-closing drawers, a coloured-glass splashback, walk-in pantry and Miele appliances.
There are two ground-floor bedrooms — one with adjacent bathroom, and a main bedroom with two walk-in wardrobes, an ensuite and views of the Japanese-inspired garden.
Another two bedrooms are upstairs, as well as a bathroom, second living area and generous study.
The latter is one three study spaces in the home, all fitted with built-in desks.
The low-maintenance back garden has been landscaped with sustainability in mind, and also features a tranquil pond and an inground trampoline.
A laundry chute, reverse-cycle air conditioners, a gas-plumbed barbecue, large fixed umbrella near the pool, and an extra-wide garage are some other highlights.
Set on about 836 sqm, the family-friendly home is close to Ferndale Park, trains and buses, schools and shopping at Ashburton Village.