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Hobbs Road

An important point on the client’s wish list was to create a healthy home. To achieve this a considered choice of non-toxic and non-allergenic building materials is required supported by the use of passive solar design principles. The section, with a north facing slope, lends itself to the creation of a split-level house where the north facing living areas are exposed to the low winter sun and a glass roof in the centre directs the winter sun into the slightly elevated southern wing of the house. Well protected private outdoor spaces to the east and the west give the clients a choice of indoor and outdoor living all year round. In addition, the collection of rainwater and solar water heating make this a water and energy efficient house.