As Metricon’s Design Manager, Ricky D’Alesio, puts it, “Once you start introducing changes of levels, it feels completely different and adds a layer of interest and detail that you don’t often get with standard single-storey homes.”
To do it well, Ricky says the shifts need to be subtle.
lot of homes you walk in and go straight down,” he says. “But what
we’ve done is gradually stepped the home down to suit the fall of the
land. This means staging the pouring of concrete to create splits at different levels.”
Though this building process can mean additional costs, the final result
is worth it for the added interest and impact it delivers to the
overall aesthetic of your new home. “Once you’re in the home – it’s
incredible,” Ricky says.