3 Standalone New Homes With Great Vistas In Northshore

Development Site

Development Site

Property View when purchased

Property View when purchased

View from the upper level of the old building

View from the upper level of the old building

Proposed New Home 3D Image

Proposed New Home 3D Image

Proposed New Home 3D Image 2

Proposed New Home 3D Image

Proposed Site Plan

Proposed Site Plan

Final Approved SW Plan

Originally Proposed SW Plan Requested by the Council

Originally Proposed SW Plan Requested by the Council

Final Approved SW Plan

Project Summary

1. Japan Homes purchased this land with an old house on the top of a hill with fantastic sea and city views to subdivide and build 3 affordable homes for future pre-sale.
2. Because of the great vistas we put public space and master bedroom on the first floor while the ground floor accommodates 1 lounge (can be used as a bedroom also) and 3 bedrooms.
3. The most challenging issue was the new stormwater line design for these 3 new homes that involved tough negotiations with the Council but finally we could managed to have our plan approved which is the cheapest option possible.
4. These houses have all been sold on pre-sale for over $1 million before construction begun and Building Consent was approved.

Our Design Intentions:

1. The spacious upper-level living, dining and kitchen provide great functionality with high level of freedom for furniture layouts.
2. Window Positions are carefully designned to protect privacy for both the home occupants and neighbours while providing the great views.
3. Japanese style bathrooms for all the lots.
4. Weatherboard and long-run metal roof cladding for cost-saving and quick construction.
5. Stepped floors to follow the ground shape to save the excavation and retaingwall cost.
6. Functional Kitchen
7. Internal double garage and large amount of storage for a large family.

Stormwater Design

1. At the initial stage of design there were several options but the council requested us to connect SW on the main road public connection which is around 110m away from the property and would be the most expensive option (more than $100,000) because the work involves digging the ground for long distance, traffic control, 3 new manholes and avoiding the under ground pipes from neighbor properties.
2. However, by keep negotiating with the Council and offered to install 4 SW detention tanks in the site the Council finally approved our alternative plan which SW is discharged to the road kurb nearby and saves a great amount of cost (less than $50,000).

Proposed Lot 3 Floor Plan

Proposed Lot 1Plan

Proposed Lot 1 Plan

Proposed Lot 2 Plan

Proposed Lot 2 Plan

Proposed Lot 3 Plan

Proposed Lot 3 Plan