Unlike many other boring suburban homes, the Jones House is stunning to look at, didn't cost a fortune, and it isn't a giant sprawling structure that uses up more than its fair share of space and resources. Kavellaris Urban Design used mostly sustainable materials, and fewer of them, to create a colorful home that demonstrates how suburbia and dull architecture need not be synonymous.
Using cost-effective materials such as brick veneer, painted compressed sheeting, and colorbond roofing and cladding, as well as passive design to up the sustainability ante, Kavellaris has turned what is actually a standardized building design into something really special.
Oriented towards the north on a corner plot with certain spatial restrictions, the home has what the designers call a “hipped roof.” More than just “hip,” the slope makes way for a water feature – ostensibly to funnel rainwater – and a peel-back skylight. The latter adds plenty of natural light to the most inviting suburban home we’ve seen in a while.
Via Arch Daily