We hope that when our place is finished, it will look something like this:
The house is built into a slope with double garage and self-contained spare room downstairs. Upstairs the design is split into Living space on the left and 3 bedroom accommodation on the right, separated by a bridge over the entrance gallery. A further staircase leads up to the circular "crows nest" office/study on the 2nd floor. The total floor size of the house is 266 m2.
The basement is constructed of concrete blocks with a concrete 1st floor over uni-span concrete slabs. The main staircase is also concrete. Upstairs is timber-framed covered with 40mm polystyrene. The exterior is Adobe new-age plaster, rough finished in a Tuscan style. The roof is Italian clay tiles with copper spouting and downpipes.
At present, the building looks like this:
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