Kenthurst – Award Winner 2017jknadmin
This project is a large resort style home in Kenthurst, Sydney. The house has been built around a central courtyard and show piece swimming pool. The home has a Mediterranean and resort style feel an the entire, house, pool and landscaping of this 5 acre property has been designed and built by Jakin Constuction Group.
Nothing has been spared on this project and it is built to the very highest standard. It has all inclusions and has been designed to have a seamless flow from inside to outside.
The brief for this project was to create a large home that still felt “homely”, with mainly an open plan layout but with formal lounge rooms that could be closed off when desired. The home is built on a 5 acre parcel of land so the design wanted to make the most of the space available and really connect the house to the garden and views. This brief was achieved by designing a U-shaped house has been built around the show piece pool and stunning central courtyard to give every room direct access to the outside. The house was also positioned on the site to make the most of the suns movements and the views. Large double glazed windows have been used throughout the home to maximize views but to also control the internal temperature of the house.
The Sydney climate and the outside lifestyle that we all love has been a major factor in the design with walls of bi-fold doors opening onto the large alfresco terrace with outdoor kitchen including built-in barbecue, pizza oven and beverage fridge and a separate pool cabana.
As with all houses built by Jakin an emphasis on energy efficient green living is considered. This house has the following green living elements: 100,000 ltr rain water storage for irrigation, laundry and pool top up, solar electricity panels, pool solar heating, gas hot water systems and energy efficient pool equipment on timers to utilize the solar catchment.
Robert Mann Design – Jakin Construction Group