This Marysville project was a double storey Australian Cottage with a basement garage. This house has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, complete with an open plan living and kitchen area. The house was built over 3 levels to make optimum use of the slope of the land. The owners were after large decks at the front of the house to capture the views out over the main street of Marysville and across the mountains towards Buxton. They wanted a full size double garage on the lower level with a fully self-contained guest room on this level also. The middle level is a large open kitchen, meals and living area with French doors to the back leading to a large merbau deck.
We really only encountered one difficulty with this build – Marysville over the winter! The framing of the 3rd floor was interesting, as on many occasions our carpenters arrived to find a layer of ice on the floor approx. 10mm thick. They had to scrape off the ice before they were able to start work on these days.
The owners love their house. It sits proudly on the high side of the road and always creates a lot of attention.