Studio8 Architecture

Cambourne New Build

This architecturally designed family home is a striking design that stands out in the middle of new suburbia. The design used steel portal frames to create large open spaces with high ceilings, combined with the mix of materials, this low maintenance home is packed full of wow factor.


Cambourne House

Views out towards the farmland give this fringe suburban home a semi rural feel.

The site is long and narrow, running east west, with daylight recession plane restrictions on both of the north and east boundaries which influenced the design.

The lowered bedroom "wing" at the rear was a result of the daylight recession requirements, which led to a family snug and childrens bedroom area, somewhat "separated" from the higher level house.

The Living room/ Family area on the upper level is a large open space with a soaring "cathedral" ceiling  creating a dramatic feeling of height. Steel frames designed by the structural engineer allowed for this to be constructed as one large open space.

Studio8 staff Sarah, was responsible for initial design work,  while Janine produced developed design and construction detail drawings.

The house is really functional and warm. It always has people going ‘Wow!’ when they walk in the door.
— Owners


  • New house build,
  • Steel portal frame to create large open living and dramatic 'cathedral' ceiling,
  • Lowered bedroom and living at rear
  • Mezzanine storage areas
  • Colorsteel roof
  • Board & batten and cedar rusticated weatherboard cladding
  • Striking and contrasting design to surrounding properties

Date Completed: December 2014

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