Sailors Whisk 2024

House Notes – Sailors Whisk

A repurposed 1910 Federation heritage cottage, complete with hard wood timber floors and original weatherboarding – Sailors Whisk was saved from planned demolition in Essendon, Melbourne. Transported in one piece to the site, the two bedroom cottage has been thoughtfully redesigned, but with respect for the original footprint.

Period features have been preserved and restored – such as the decorative plaster ceilings and original sash windows, and throughout all internal work has been carried out with the help of local craftsmen and artisans. Sustainable timbers have been used to upgrade flooring, and wherever possible original materials have been repurposed – including the old red pine architraves, transformed into picture frames for the property.

Throughout old is artfully combined with new: think traditional style Esse range and open shelf displays in the kitchen; contemporary concrete hearth and Cheminees Philippe wood burner in the sitting room; and stylish pizza oven and firepit in the garden, which add to the modern rustic vibe.

We are passionate about reducing our footprint and using products and finishes that are responsible and kind to the environment.

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Deciduous planting around house
      Passive solar designed home
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Solar pergola
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • FSC certified new timber - floorboards and pine outdoor decking. Resene low VOC interior paints Livos limes, oils and sealers used on floors and concrete finishes Reuse whatever we had to remove as part of the original construction. Locally made products selected, where possible.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bath
      Cladding
      Doors
      House - Relocated on to another site
      Floorboards
      Railway sleepers
      Timber
      Toilet
      Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk - Earthwool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3.5
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R0.1
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk - Earthwool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk - Earthwool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • completed 2021
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $350,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $250
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 80m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement
      Double hung
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bird-nesting boxes
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Lime render/wash
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      Wax based sealer/finish
Location
Flinders VIC 3929
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Ago Carpentry
    • Designer
    • Phit Design / Mermaid Bay Interiors

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