Finniss House: a Light House open from 1pm - 4pm 2019

Finniss House: a Light House open from 1pm – 4pm
Narrabundah ACT 2604
1pm - 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Light House Architecture and Science
360 Building Solutions
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms

This home is only open in the afternoon from 1pm – 4pm.

Finniss House provides an excellent example of an efficient and flexible family home. Mindful of the future, the clients wanted an adaptable home that could be split into two self-contained residences – providing a potential source of income rather than becoming an empty nest down the track.

The front section of the home, currently the main entry and kids’ wing, has been designed to convert into an 8 star one bedroom unit once the kids leave home. The clients can then downsize on-site, and happily age-in-place, in their super-efficient and private two bedroom home.

Very careful consideration of the site has resulted in the creation of separate entry and car parking spaces, plus private outdoor areas for each of the future residences. Both residences make the most of the northerly orientation and maximise the passive heating potential over winter.

Designed by Light House Architecture and Science and built by 360 Building Solutions


Years Open
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Brick veneer
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Window and door types
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Window and door shading
Adjustable Shading
Awnings (external)
Deciduous tree/vegetation
Recycled and reused
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R5.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.5
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R1.5
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Wafflepod
Rating: R1
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Cross flow ventilation
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
All electric home
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Tank
Size: 5000L
Low flow shower heads
Garden / Outdoors
Bee hotels/friendly
Drip irrigation
Native plants
Water wise plants
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Swap with friends and neighbours