open-plan compact house plans 1,959 gross square feet eco home 603 gross square feet alfresco and terrace 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms 436 gross square feet 2 vehicle garage
These cohesive compact house plans juxtapose two distinct living spaces separated by the kitchen hub, creating a two bedroom eco home with 182 sqm and 56 sqm of comfortable alfresco/terrace external living area. A long rammed limestone spine wall extends from the front entry pivot door through the compact house plans to the first light-filled interior living space. The rammed limestone wall provides a sense of solidity and strength but also provides pragmatic benefits of thermal mass for the thermally efficient eco home. The central gallery style hallway in the heart of the home with highlight windows connects the entry and juxtaposed living spaces. The hallway highlight windows generate an ever-changing play of light in the compact house plans throughout the day. When correctly oriented on your site, the cut-outs in the compact house plans with its raking ceilings ensure that these compact house plans conform to passive solar design principles with each living space having the potential for solar heat gain during the cooler winter months. The kitchen is the hub of the house that connects two generous open plan living areas which transform the eco home to indoor outdoor living through the 8 feet high clear anodized end-sliding doors. The compact house plans strategically locate the two living spaces by the kitchen for full exposure to the northern aspect. The memorable space relationships are efficiently planned to create compact house plans that can be built with either slab on ground construction or the cost effective patented prefab footing system.
The material palette of these compact house plans incorporate natural materials of rammed limestone, locally sourced Australian hardwood timbers, corrugated steel and weatherboard-look cladding. The compact house plans achieve an eco home on a small budget by either slab on ground construction or utilizing the patented prefab footing system, solar hot water and wood fuel firebox for wood fuel boosting. Visitors to the eco home are greeted with a large 8 feet high single light glazed timber pivot door and are only then ushered into the eco home’s open plan living areas. The hub of the eco home is the architect designed kitchen which incorporates the latest porcelain panel selections to the waterfall edged kitchen island bench and also maximizes interface between the kitchen hub and adjacent two living areas. The compact house plans of this eco home also boast the latest porcelain panel selection kitchen perimeter bench-tops, colored back glass and Blum Aventos lift overhead cupboards that cantilever above the bench-top height slot window.