Sustainable home earns praise

first_imgArchitect Chloe Naughton who designed the award winning Inverdon House in Bowen.Despite not being successful in winning the award, Ms Naughton said she was proud of the house crediting Tim, Jack, Mark, Robbie, Woppa and Scottie from J D Lowcock and Co Builders, along with subcontractors, for building the house, and Clifford Stanyon for the engineering. The house had won the individual home $651,000-$750,000 category at the Master Builders Mackay and Whitsunday Housing and Construction Awards this year.Ms Naughton said there were a number of  considerations she made when creating her plans.“Along with understanding the climate, it was deeply important to dissect the lives of the clients in order to provide them with a space that responded to their daily rituals while offering a model for living which essentially simplified their lives,” she said“The brief called for the house to be low-maintenance, floodproof, cyclone-proof and easy to live in with provision for a future live-in-carer. Inverdon House AIDA category nomineeA SUSTAINABLE home designed by a former Bowen woman has been recognised as one of the year’s best at the 2017 Houses Awards.Inverdon House, designed by architect Chloe Naughton for her parents, was the only North Queensland finalist at the awards held in Melbourne this month.Ms Naughton said that while the recognition for the house was wonderful, the most important reception is that of her clients. BCM EMBARGOED MARCH 31 Inverdon House AIDA category nominee“Buildings are places people inhabit for the majority of their lives so to be able to influence one’s experience in life through their built environment is a very powerful role,” she said.Ms Naughton said her parents said “they love living in their forever home”.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020The awards were presented at the National Gallery of Victoria with Brisbane’s Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peters taking out the Australian House of the Year.The Inverdon project was a finalist in two categories, being recognised for Sustainability and New House over 200sq m categories.center_img J D Lowcock & Co won the Individual Home from $651,000-$750,000 category at this year’s Master Builders Mackay & Whitsunday Housing & Construction Awards for its work on Inverdon house — the permanent residence for a soon to be retired couple. Picture: ZESTY PHOTOGRAPHY“This house was designed for my parents who went from living in a house with a single door, no cross-ventilation or outdoor living space and a year-round reliance on airconditioning to now a house which completely opens up to nature. “It has changed the way they live.”last_img

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