Rarely do homes become available with as many solar passive design features as 7 Leal Place Palmerston. Designed by renowned Canberra architect Meron Downes, the brief was twofold, technically, the home had to maximise solar efficiency, while artistically it had a have a sculptural, space intensive internal presence. The result is this wonderfully comfortable solar passive home that combines the two requirements beautifully.
Among the many solar passive features are: wall and ceiling insulation, an airlock entry; extensive north facing glass windows; double glazing; pelmets for heavy curtains, and solar hot water heating panels. The home also includes many other clever design features such as internal masonry to increase thermal mass; eaves positioned to allow sun into the house in winter and keep it out in summer; windows configured to catch summer breezes and increase cross-ventilation
This house truly is passively warmer in winter and cooler in summer!
Aesthetically pleasing the home has a contemporary feel, featuring soaring vaulted ceilings, a bold colour scheme and lovely cedar windows and doors. Externally, the roof, is sculptured to mirror the vaulted ceilings, thereby providing an intriguing roofline. The spacious, functional kitchen is delightful with its angled cupboards, simple white doors and bush green bench tops.
Accommodation consists of four bedrooms, with the master bedroom being of very generous proportions. Formal and informal living areas are spacious with fantastic acoustics. The hallway has been designed to be wider than standard hallways, which makes it perfect for wheelchair and stroller access.
Outside the gardens are well established with an emphasis on native plants. There is a timber platform alfresco dining area complete with built in gas barbeque with mains connection.
An architectural feat comprising of both practical and beautiful inclusions, be sure to inspect this weekend.
-The home faces due north
-All living areas and bedrooms have extensive north facing glass
-Insulation is present in all walls and ceilings and slab edges.
-Double glazed cedar or insulating glass bricks on all windows.
-Minimal western aspect.
-Solar hot water
-Alfresco Entertaining with gas connection.
-detached double garage with automatic door
7 Leal Place, Palmerston, Australian Capital Territory 2913