2 Story Family Home Floor PlansBlind

in Architectural Design held by Andrew Holmes
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.

I am seeking house floor plans for a 2 story family home to be built in Townsville Australia. The house should be approximately 380sqm in size and be designed to take into account our climate which is hot and humid in summer and mild winters. This would include capturing prevailing breezes, shading and room placement. Information about building in Townsville can be found here www.townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/sustainability/sustainable-housing under the sustainable housing information kit.

The block is North facing and has parkland opposite, a picture can be found here www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-residential+land-qld-burdell-202763674

I have also indluded the sizes of the block in the attachements

Our style for the house will be modern Hamptons/Tropical

Master suite: ensuite to have a bath tub (ideally overlooking something relaxing), double vanity. Good size WIR.

Kids area that can be closed off from the rest of the house to conceal mess: 3 kids rooms connecting to a kids retreat area. This area of the house should also have a bathroom with free standing bath tub and double vanity. Separate toilet/powder room as this will also be for visitors.

2 car garage with a 3rd car garage next to it to be used as workshop/storeroom

Mud room off the garage

Laundry off the mud room with decent bench space

Kitchen with servery to the outside dining alfresco area, decent island bench with small prep sink. Butlers pantry, large pantry with tonnes of shelving to see and have easy access to all food. Double sink and dishwasher in a bench under the servery. Island bench would ideall afford views to the outside patio and a TV in the lounge

Kitchen should connect to open plan small dining area and lounge room
Small inside dining area close to the kitchen (round table preference close to a window seat or bay window?) pic attached for inspiration.

Open plan lounge room in front of the kitchen for ease of entertaining (should also have a TV in view of kitchen). Im imagining this space to be quite decent, enough space so that we can fit in a decent group of people comfortably when entertaining.

Study nook close to kitchen, big enough for two kids to do homework at (perhaps that can be concealed?)

Big open patio area connecting with Alfresco with outdoor kitchen (or space for one) and plenty of room for lounging

Pool coming off patio 25 to 30000 litres

Nice front porch, enough for a big double swing so we can be comfy watching the kids on the road/path.

Guest room with ensuite
Media Room

Please provide the files in the most compatible file formats and PDF's
Consideration will be given to designs that are unique, designed for our climate and young family functionality.

We may engage the winner to provide further architectural drawings such as elevations after this.
Don't Wants:
Living spaces on the western side
Additional Information
The house is to be light filled and airy, with consideration for high ceilings throughout the ground floor living/dining and kitchen and provisions for skylights in the kitchen.

For block dimensions download the file 7 Capella Entrance which has the dimension of lot 8 which is circled. Bearing in mind there is a sewer line running parallel to the rear fence of the property with any fixed construction needing to be 3m from it I believe and there is a 6m setback on the block as per the site covernet.

We are also looking for as much yard space as possible for the children to play in on the eastern side of the house so the house shades the area from the western afternoon sun.

I have added two attachments from a local builder. Which I'm hoping will guide some redesigns.
1st 2 Story Plan Things we liked
- Mudroom connects to laundry
- void
- likes the courtyard with bathtub in ensuite looking out to it. But may compromise and convert it to a butlers Pantry to save space.
- Front Porch
1st 2 story plan dislikes
- To big! Ground floor was approx 390m2 and 75ms for top
- no servery in kitchen to alfresco area.

2nd 2 Story plan likes
- Servery to built in dining table with bench seat on nib wall.
- The size reduction to 340m2

2nd 2 story plan dislikes
- Office is downstairs
- Mudroom and laundry don't connect
- The dining area, would prefer a nook with a bench seat on a window
- hard to place an outdoor kitchen under the patio


1st Winner
#7 House Holmes, Townsville Australia by CaitlinS
Hello Mr Holmes,
This is a second option of floor plans and elevation.
Any comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated, and I will be happy to make any adjustments to make this the ideal design for you.
Thank you in advance for considering my designs.
Oct 14, 2020 8:30
#10 A Sustainable house Design option 1 by derrickarbiol
In my Design I have focus the active areas on the east side and passive area on the west side. The areas on the west side. Also on the east side there are lot of opening because most of the wind comes from Northeast. The building is mostly 1 story which is a disadvantage because the neighbors house ( which is 2 story) will block the light and wind coming from the east side. The irregular shape of the east façade is design to capture the wind because of it high surface area form the Northeast side.
I have include a analysis to further explain my sustainable design.
Thank you and God bless.
Oct 16, 2020 2:42
#19 7 Capella Entrance by Mai_A
Hi Mr. Holmes,
I am submitting herewith a design as per the requirements and desired concept. In this 20"x30" paper, you will see a few details and description to help you visualize the structure as a whole. I gave this design a more tropical approach, upon reviewing the site location, climate and ordinances, while carefully positioning the areas for ease of circulation and comfort.
I hope I have achieved reflecting your preferences and more. Thank you for the opportunity and take care.
Oct 18, 2020 9:04
#18 2 Story House Design by esratoygar
Mr. Andrew,
Thank you for allowing me to study an Australian House. In my design, all your requested areas have been solved with considering the relations between them. On the gorund floor, main living spaces which are kitchen, living room and dining room have been placed at the center of the house so that they can have an easy access to master bedroom, kids rooms and service areas( mudroom, carpark, laundry.etc). We are entering the house with a big front porch to be used from master bedroom. After the entrance, at the left side, master bedroom is placed with its large bathroom and dressing while on the right side carpark, mudroom, laundry and butlers pantry have been solved. Kids rooms and study area, have been designed to give them privacy and quiet study area. All these areas are connected to main livning spaces. These spaces are openning to large alfresco with its open dining and kitchen. A pool, jacuzzi and sun shelf also have been proposed for outside using of the project. At the second floor, all your requested areas have been placed with each of them having large terraces. Dining space is designed to with its double height to increase spatial atmosphere to house.
Any comments and feedbacks will be greatly appreciated, and I will be happy to work with you.
Let me know your thoughts.
Best regards.
Oct 17, 2020 16:11
#17 2 Story Family Home Floor Plans by aswink
Mr. Andrew,
Thank You for allowing me to serve you with a suitable house plan for a Hampton house. It also helped me in having the best experience in planning of a tropical house. I assure that the plan is well equipped with plenty of light and air filled with the best possible room positioning. It also gives ease in day to day life with best access to all the rooms. I have complied to your requirements in planning the house as per your convenience and have put in the best possible combination of all your requirements in the drawing. I hope you would do the needful and oblige and looking forward to work with you if given the opportunity.
Oct 17, 2020 10:18
#16 House design by YAWE DESIGN
Please find attached the floor plans proposal. The ground floor is an open plan airy space accentuated by the fluid space planning on horizontal and the void space on vertical. The kitchen contains a big skylight and next to it I have included the alfresco area and an outdoor kitchen as well. The 1st floor consists of a guest bedroom with en-suite, generous study room and generous media room.
Let me know if you want any changes, and I will be happy to do it.
P.S. The technical floor plans will be provided after we agree on the floor plan design.
Best regards.
Oct 17, 2020 9:12
#15 Townsville 000-OP02 by ecooco
It is another option with some upgrade at upper floor plan. At previous design Upper floor plan mostly over the family area, in this option is above sleeping area, master and kids rooms. Also I come up with some rendering from 3D model.
As I mention it with previous design this is one of mine design options and I think include all your requested features, and respond to almost all Townsville’s design requirements, and fallow modern Hamptons, tropical style. See more detail information at this file “Description.pdf”.
Oct 17, 2020 5:45
#14 House Plan by AO VStudio
With a contemporary vocabulary enhanced by attention to natural ventilation, the layout of the structure ensures views of the pool or the lawn from all parts of the house.
The concept is to develop a sustainable house plan, which encourages energy efficiency, futuristic flexibility for automation if needed and concern given to Townsville guidelines.
The two storey houses the private and semi private areas. Here the ground floor is more about welcome friends and family while the upper floor given preference to privacy.
At ground floor , you will find a Garage have connectivity with mud room and laundary , extra space provided to convert the area into store , a study room, lounge area for formal meetups and living area for informal invites with island kitchen for happy partying.
Also, keeping client's requirement of kids activity in front of their eyes, the plan ensures study zone near to kitchen, also, play area visible from most of family spaces.
The upper floor is designed in a way that it gives privacy to parent and kids to study or work without getting disturb by get togethers beneath.
Every room has direct sunlight to welcome and large bathrooms provides best of spa conversion within the home.
Please Feel Free to contact in case of any query.
Further we offer Working Drawing, Interior Design and Landscape designing.
Oct 16, 2020 19:53
#13 House design by YAWE DESIGN
I have uploaded the floor plans for comments, please feel free to ask for any changes. Once we agree on the floor plans designs I will provide you the technical drawings which would be required for the construction approval.
Let me know your thoughts.
Oct 16, 2020 17:13
#12 Lot8_JAL_2020_10_16_Resize_Purged.rvt by Joseph_Leffek
Hello Andrew,
Thank you for the opportunity to explore Australian house design as I learn Revit. Included are two 1/4 size PDFs for 1:50 size plans. You can zoom the plans in a PDF reader to read the areas of the rooms and dimensions. Also, you can download a viewer for Revit at Autodesk. If I have time tomorrow I will try to develop some better 2D drawings.
I have resized the rooms closer to the dimensions provided and the furniture and cabinetry to Australian standards. That includes modeling some local products available from regional suppliers and supply stores.
My inspiration for the architecture and kitchen layout is the Shell Cove display home, near Killalea Reserve, from Mincove Homes.
Framing heights and roof areas with some skylights have been added for better visualization of the Kitchen, Dining Room, and Lounge. The planned exterior is the timber siding with roofing tile and casement windows.
Thank you again and let me know if you wish to further develop this design.
Oct 16, 2020 7:57
#11 A Sustainable house Design option 2 by derrickarbiol
What I did with this option is that I made the second floor bigger. Now the area between the neighbor's house and your house have become a like a funnel. The wind speed and pressure in this area is high this mean more wind will enter and circulate in the house. Also there is now a bit area for a vegetable garden and a green house in the back area of the lot.
I also attach a sustainable design analysis for this design.
Thank you and God bless
Oct 16, 2020 3:09
#1 Preliminary Floorplan by TDT Concept Design
Please see attached first draft of floorplans. I tried to include as many of the requested features as I could on the ground floor, but I felt it was best to move the kids area upstairs due to the constraints of the house size.
I believe this captures a decent amount of what you were looking for. Plenty of windows to capture the modern Hampton look, open space allowing lots of natural light, 3 car garage, open entertainment area, breezeway corridors on both floors to aid in airflow (and even a cooling tower feature to help there).
If you would like me as the designer of your house, I am open to making any adjustments that you may want to make. I live in California and have seen several designs like this, and have worked under some of the most strict building codes in the world. I believe i can help you design your house the way you want. Please see my email address on the drawings if you want to ask me any private questions.
Thank you.
Oct 5, 2020 9:06
#9 House Holmes, Townsville Australia by CaitlinS
Hello Mr Holmes,
This is a third option of floor plans and elevation, which comes in closer to your required area than my previous designs.
Any comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated, and I will be happy to make any adjustments to make this the ideal design for you.
Thank you in advance for considering my designs.
Oct 15, 2020 14:28
#8 FLOOR PLAN by AshwaniBhalla
Oct 15, 2020 9:45
#6 Townsville 000-OP01 by ecooco
This is big challenge for come up with satisfied unique design solution. This is one of mine design options and I think include all your requested features, and respond to almost all Townsville’s design requirements, and fallow modern Hamptons, tropical style. See more detail information at this file “Description.pdf”.
This is conceptual layouts and I didn’t approach to further development with elevations, 3D modeling, materials and furniture specifications until I’m not sure this is something you like.
Oct 13, 2020 17:50
#5 House Holmes, Townsville Australia by CaitlinS
Good day Mr Holmes,
Thank you for the opportunity to enter your contest.
I live in South Africa, which has a very similar climate to Australia, so my design is based on building principles that are common to both countries.
This design is slightly over your square meter size, coming in at 403sqm, but I have read through your brief countless times to make sure that all the aspects you require are included.
Any comments and feedback will be greatly appreciated, and I will be happy to make any adjustments to make this the ideal design for you.
I have included my website address and contact on the drawings, so please feel free to have a look at the architectural/interior visualisation and draughting services that I offer.
Thank you in advance for considering my design.
Oct 12, 2020 7:40
#4 Lot8_JAL-2020_10_10 by Joseph_Leffek
This is a simple 3D plan with two levels and some simple elevations without foundation or ceiling plans. A pdf plot is included for easy of viewing. Also there is a breakdown of the floor area by room.
Oct 11, 2020 3:58
#3 Holmes Floorplans by HRA
This is the initial floor plans that I've prepared. Please take the time to explore them and provide you feedback. It will be much appreciated. I will try to provide a different layout that include any of your remarks or changes.
Oct 8, 2020 17:12
#2 Preliminary Floorplan by TDT Concept Design
Here is a modified design that places the kids' rooms and common area on the ground floor as requested. You can see the exact property line in this one so the constraints on the house are visible. I also used the breakfast nook to give a little more shade form the western sun in the back yard, so the back of the living areas and part of the patio will be shielded. I will be able to make any other changes you want along the way if you would like me to develop full plans.
Oct 6, 2020 1:10


Sat, 10 Oct 2020 04:08:26 +0000
Have also added another file for inspiration The+Hamptons. We like the design of this home even though it is single story.
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 04:02:09 +0000
Jim81, have added some plans that we like and the things we dislike about them. Hope this helps.
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 03:13:00 +0000
Ecooco, not including robes
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 03:12:38 +0000
Ecooco, the kids rooms should be about 3.2m by 3.2m



Fri, 09 Oct 2020 17:33:49 +0000
Hi Andrew. My concern is about kids rooms. Room size has to be comfortable for any age, from very young to adult?
I'm almost done with design and please don't close competition early.
Thank you
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:03:22 +0000
Hi Derrickarbiol, The road side is north



Tue, 06 Oct 2020 03:27:05 +0000
Hello Mr Holmes,

I would like to ask where is the North side of the property?

Thank you
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 22:41:41 +0000
The contest is a little light on payout. "Nothing more than floor plans" for 4,000 S.F. takes a minimum of a week to provide anything noteworthy. Then, if you're off base then it's wasted time. A floor plan you like (but not copy) off the internet would make things a little more simple.
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 06:47:34 +0000
Hi TDT, please download the file 7 Capella Entrance which has the dimension of lot 8 which is circled. Bearing in mind there is a sewer line running parallel to the rear fence of the property with any fixed construction needing to be 3m from it I believe and there is a 6m setback on the block as per the site covernet.
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 06:24:31 +0000
I see that the lot is listed as 1019 sq. m. but do you have the length and width of the property? I don't want to make the house too wide for the site.
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 04:09:56 +0000
Keve, What would you suggest for nothing more than floor plans? As I described in the job I will need further plans on the sucessful design and will obviously pay further for that work to be completed.
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 04:07:33 +0000
Hi Amerk is there anything further that you need?
Mon, 05 Oct 2020 00:07:20 +0000
People wanting to get ideas on a whole house bid for less than $200! Doesn't even cover cost to design.
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 22:29:46 +0000
Hello, interesting job. i would happy to work on it

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