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

Address
Narrabundah ACT 2604
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Builder
    • 360 Building Solutions
    • Designer
    • Light House Architecture and Science

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

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Low flow shower heads
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 5000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
      Toilet
      Laundry
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Awnings (external)
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Wafflepod
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R1.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 7.5
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 165m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee hotels/friendly
      Chickens
      Drip irrigation
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation