A cost-efficient residence, specifically designed for aging in place and view access from a wheelchair.
An extremely cost effective, multi-generational home designed for aging in place and for maximizing views, without the need of a second storey.
The site is situated in Silver Sands, a suburb of Mandurah, directly across from an access road perpendicular to the beach. The front section on the home is raised one metre off the natural ground level, access internally by a ramp, with compliant wheelchair access. This minor level change increases the view line to the beach and beyond for the clients, even whilst in a wheelchair.
The home is designed with amenity and access first. The alfresco area is on the street elevation and at a raised height, allowing for wheelchair access to the views, with the garage at the rear of the lot. All windows and doors are commercial double glazed, to accommodate the westerly front facade, whilst the home in plan is long and narrow, ensuring a predominant northern aspect to the majority of spaces within. The length of the home ensures that the secondary suite situated at the rear of the house is a significant distance from the master suite at the front, and in conjunction with a central access point, creates effectively two separate residences joined in the middle, ensuring no sacrifice to amenity for adult occupants.
Featuring raked a raked roof structure and single storey form, the residence is an ode to the traditional fibro surf shacks in the area.
Silver Sands (Mandurah), Western Australia
297m2 inc. Garage