Rooms with a view
A STEEP, elevated site at Glen Osmond provided an intriguing challenge for a commercial builder to construct a dream home.
The vendors bought the site about 20 years ago and set about designing the home.
‘‘The site, being so steep and high, made it a bit of challenge,’’ the vendors say.
‘‘It was certainly worthwhile because of the views.’’
Commercial building principles were adopted to build the concrete-frame home.
‘‘We wanted a contemporary, modern feel to the home so we designed it around that,’’ the vendors say.
‘‘We also wanted it elevated so the driveway was close to road level, so they were the parameters within which we built.’’
The result is the three-level modern concrete and glass home tucked into the side of the hill and boasting extensive views.
‘‘On some clear days, you can see over the Gulf,’’ the vendors say.
‘‘It’s lovely because looking to the south, it feels like you are in the hills as you are looking at the foothills and it’s all green.
‘‘Looking around to the north, you can see the city and Glenelg very clearly.’’
The site dictated an ‘‘upsidedown’’ design, where you enter on the top level and go down. The entry level features an expansive, open-plan kitchen, meals and family area that opens to a covered outdoor entertaining balcony.
The middle level comprises three bedrooms, including the master with a walk-in robe and ensuite. All bedrooms have panoramic views and access to a covered balcony. Also on this level are two living areas and an office with a built-in desk.
The lower level is dedicated to a covered outdoor entertaining area, complete with a tiled solarheated infinity edge pool.
‘‘It’s a lovely area down there and the views, even at that level, are still superb,’’ the vendors say.
Aside from the views, the vendors say they also will miss the deceptive location.
‘‘It’s very close to the city yet you almost feel like you are in the hills,’’ they say.