Sustainable, luxury lifestyle
7 Glider Crescent THROSBY, ACT 2914
This spacious four-bedroom home was built with the utmost attention to detail in mind to become Natura Homes leading display home, it combines artistic elements and sustainable features in one package. All the products and materials in this house were hand-picked for its quality and excellence. The home showcases new building techniques, top of range appliances and special features to provide its occupants with a high level of comfort. Book a tour with the builder to find out all the details that make this home so unique and special.
Some features include:
•The block is located in a quiet street across the reserve and just around the corner of the kids’ playground in Throsby.
Sustainability and Efficiency
The house was built with the principles of the Passive House modelling, it is like an esky, completely isolated from the outdoor environment. Beyond the low environmental impact, the benefits are twofold, first, the utility bills are much cheaper as the house requires minimal heating and cooling. Second, the householders are likely to have less sick days and a higher comfort level without the use of a convection heater and an air conditioning unit.
•15kW Solar PV system – net zero house (it is likely to produce more energy than its consumption)
•No gas connection (all electrical)
•Airtight house – the blower door test gave us only 1.28 air changes per hour (the average house in Canberra has over 15 changes per hour). We achieve it by installing 2 layers of pro clima wrap (internally and externally), connecting it to insulated slab and ceiling. All junctions and minor holes have been taped, we also used foam to fill small gaps up. See video https://youtu.be/KNZFBunuzVo
•Double wall insulation, exsulite foam wall plus R2.7 batts
•Thermally broken double-glazing windows
•Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery
•Highly efficient appliances
To improve the aesthetical aspect of the house and the well-being of its residents we requested assistance from the local artist Tommy Balogh to add some artworks to our project. The main piece is located in the living room, it is 4m high, flush with the walls and with LED lighting on the back, a first in Australia. Tommy has installed six other customised pieces throughout the house.
•High ceiling on the living room, master bedroom and ensuite.
•Timber slats with recycled spotted gum on ensuite and coats room.
•Spotted gum timber on bedrooms.
•Burnished concrete on the common areas.
•Ensuite with a natural stone wall.
•Stone bath in the bathroom.
•All black tapware.
•Composite timber feature wall across the house.
•Square set cornices, no architraves, hidden skirting boards (flush with the walls).
•Facade with premium finishes: alucobond, biowood and millboard.
•Low maintenance landscape with fire pit.
•Earthquake speakers providing surround sound on the living room, master bedroom and ensuite.
•Design kitchen with top of range SMEG steam oven (yes! cook with the steam), pyrolytic oven (self cleaning) and warming drawer (keep dishes warm).
•Butler’s pantry with plenty of space, extra sink, dishwasher and wine fridge space.
•Dekton benchtop by Spanish brand Consentino. The benchtop withstands high temperatures without burning, scorching or cracking. Hot Pots and Appliances like Crock Pots can be placed directly on the surface with no worry of damage. It is the most scratch resistant surface in on the market Also, it is completely Stain Proof. Even the most stubborn stains like wine, coffee, markers and rust can easily be removed from the surface.
•Provisions for hydronic heating under slab.
•Study with desk, drawers and book shelf