|David and Jan came to Box™ about 6 months before their youngest daughter moved out their family home in Epsom. They had been rattling around in the house for a while, as the children gradually left to study or move abroad and they were pretty excited about down-sizing, the prospect of being mortgage free and having a bit more money in the tin for their retirement.
Having just bought a sloping piece of land near Leigh, they commissioned Box™ to build a compact home that enabled them to have guests or kids stay with them briefly. One of the bedrooms could also be used as a crafts space for Jan for the rest of time.
Although the house was compact, the ability to open the sliders from the kitchen / dining onto a covered deck (covered by the overhang of the top storey) gave them a highly useable space that becomes part of the liveable area for 8 months of the year. The final design included a ‘storage spine’ down one wall, and they added a luxury garden shed for additional storage.
All up, the project cost them $575,000 and they spent additional budget on landscaping, driveway, garden shed and holiday to Raro to meet up with their son for Christmas!