A tailored design ensures peace and privacy for this Noosa home

Sometimes, the best new home designs can come from throwing out old assumptions about how a home ‘should’ be. If you rethink the old conventions, you may find a little lateral thinking results in some truly unique options.

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In this Noosa design, ‘maximum privacy’ was the owner’s number one goal, and this lead to a few special planning ideas with Civic Steel Homes’ in-house Architect.

As the owners were selling a large acreage property and family home of many years, moving to a 600m2 Noosa site brought up many concerns about how they would impact, and be impacted by, their new neighbours. They wanted visual privacy from five surrounding properties and sound privacy from the pool and young kids on one side and from entertaining areas to the rear of their block.

In exploring this design, the entire plan was turned inwards, with all the main rooms – living area, dining, main bedroom, art room, media room and outdoor entertaining area – facing an internal courtyard.

Civic Steel Homes

Civic Steel Homes

While most house plans put the entertaining area to the backyard, this design places the pool and courtyard on the north, facing towards the street – proving that, surprisingly, the road can sometimes offer you the most privacy.

This home, like many of Civic Steel Homes’ designs, has no traditional front entry. Instead, a large frosted glass pivot door opens directly into the garden courtyard and delivers visitors straight to an extended undercover entertaining area. The space is green, relaxing, and welcoming. This fresh approach means that visitors appreciate the special feel of this home and the owners enjoy their privacy and unique outlook, every day.

This Noosa project is featured in Civic Steel Homes’ free New Home Design Magazine, which offers plenty of inspiration for clients wanting to design and build their own dream home.

Civic Steel Homes

Civic Steel Homes

You can see more of this home by Civic Steel Homes, plus more inspiring building and renovating projects by some of Queensland’s best builders and architects by viewing the QH Building & Renovating digital Edition1, 2018 (online now).