5 L-Shape Home Designs You will Fall in Love with
With wings to hug the outdoors, these designs embrace the landscape, giving homes a powerful connection to habitat.
How do you ensure your home connects to it's site? It begins with an 'L' and ends in design. While style is an important aspect of context, what's crucial is a clever plan. An L-shaped house plan creates a layout which works hard to create indoor-outdoor harmony and provide internal spaces with plenty of views of the backyard. In fact, what this L-shape provides is an incomplete outdoor room. A room formed by the inside corner of the exterior walls, which reaches out with two arms, extending in opposite directions to wrap around the green space, forming a private secluded yard.
Aside from it's ability to provide brilliant connections to the environment, an L-shape design provides plenty of other benefits. It's geared towards families, with it's transparent indoor-outdoor design. It is perfect not just for kids to learn more inside & out but also for parents to keep a keen eye on their children during their explorative ages.
This corner plan can make the most of natural passive heating & cooling techniques. With the correct positioning, it's an excellent shape to reap the benefits of cross ventilation and solar gains. Meaning particular zones of the home are flooded with sunlight at the right time of day or season, and naturally cooled required. These perks create a bright and inviting floor plan.
1. Axel - A Home which Revolves Around You
The axel provides a turning point to get life back in balance. This smart design hinges on it's flexibility & liveability. This energy efficient home will have you embracing the L-shape in no time.
Two interconnecting modules create “the knuckle” a joining interface that becomes the formal entrance between the private and communal zones. The generous open plan kitchen with central island bench/living area welcomes an abundance of natural light and provides a beautiful space to connect over meals and feel safe knowing you can keep an eye on the kids playing outside. An additional secluded living room or study creates a relaxing area away from the main living zone. With the right orientation, this home captures clever passive solar gains to keep a comfortable temperature throughout the year.
2. Portsea House - A Private Beach Escape
A discreet family beach house that lives and breathes simplicity. Offering a robust and easy holiday destination. This home can open up and become at one with nature or retreat inwards so that the occupants can enjoy the passive solar design that allows the northern light to penetrate deep within the home. Creating warmth and comfort throughout the year.
3. Byron Bay House - Double Story Love
Sitting within 100 meters of the Byron Bay beach, this two level L-shape dwelling has it all. Double garage, 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuites, two living areas over an impressive two levels. Perfect for luxe family living by the coast.
4. Flinders House - Open Plan Home with Heart
The main premise of the design was to open up to its outdoor areas towards a more public interface, breaking down the private / public zones.
Allowing a opportunities for neighbours engagement and interaction, a habit encouraged within a beachside community where young kids can grown and be part of the lives of their neighbours.
5. Sorrento House - Coastal Connections
Designed to harmoniously tie in with the existing building on the property. The Sorrento House provides an abundance of natural light and blends comfy living with easy entertaining. This stunning family home is orientated on the site to maximise passive solar principles and energy savings throughout the seasons.
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