Award Winning GreenSmart Home
NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIA
This tropical renovation, designed and built by La Perouse Homes, has transformed an iconic 1950’s Darwin elevated house into a family-friendly, sustainable home.
Large bays of Breezway Louvre Windows have been sporadically placed throughout the renovated building in conjunction with wooden, glass-panelled doors to invite fresh, cooling breezes into the home.
The Breezway Louvre bays offer versatility. Unlike other windows, the louvres can be opened on an angle when it is raining. Breezes still enter but the house stays dry.
The well-ventilated, energy efficient space has been designed to suit its tropical climate, using clever energy management to create spaces that require minimal intervention to be comfortable all year round.
The renovation of the 1950’s home reused and repurposed as much of the original structure as possible, including the original 1956 staircase which was restored to its former glory before being placed into a new position. Other recycled materials helped to minimise site waste, benefiting the environment throughout the renovation.
In the garden stands an iconic Tarmarind tree that survived both cyclones, Tracy and Marcus, and helps provide shading on the home during hot summer days.
This project has won the following awards:
- 2019 CSR HIA Australian GreenSmart Renovation/Addition Award and GreenSmart Sustainable Award.
- 2019 MBA Excellence in Building and Construction – Alteration or Addition over $400,000.
- 2019 HIA Northern Territory Renovation/Addition Project
Builder: La Perouse Homes
Phone: 0451 109 440
Fabricator: Easy Glass Services
Phone: 08 8947 3279