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The Joan

Built on a wonderful north facing block with mountain views from its generous sun soaked front courtyard, this ‘off-the-plan’ modular home has now finished construction. Photos coming soon.

The ‘Joan’ is a small foot-print house with ambitious space aspirations. This efficient floor plan includes two bedrooms with full size robes, a multi-room/bedroom with sliding access wall, an ensuite, main bathroom, separate toilet in the utility space, a dedicated entry, a lounge with garden aspects to both sides, and a kitchen/meals area that will be flooded with northern light while connecting to the sunny outdoor entertaining area. The tidy carport and storage space includes a generous workshop to suit any kind of maker.

Although it sits on a challenging north-south block, this intelligent home still features northern windows to all bedrooms, the multi-room, and kitchen/family space, and captures views to Black Mountain Tower. The home addresses a generous northern entertaining/garden space, as well as a second private courtyard space. This modular house is tangibly true to our core values; light, warmth, social spaces, and connection to the outdoors.

Key features

  • 2 bedrooms, 3 living areas, 2 bathrooms (House floor area 125m2)
  • 405m2 relatively flat site with orientation of north to the front
  • Single carport with integrated workshop space
  • Third living area can be used as a multi-purpose space of guest bedroom
  • Customised Joinery including robes and kitchen
  • Floor finish options include; concrete, tiles, timber and carpet
  • Tailored to the site as one of our first JigsawModular houses, this was one of two rare opportunities for an ‘off-the-plan’ Jigsaw designed home.


Interesting Facts

  • Storage space in similar sized project homes account for 2.9% of the floor area (not including kitchen or garage storage). Joan has 4.5 % of her floor area dedicated to storage.
  • Circulation space often accounts for more than 10% of the floor area of similar sized project homes. Joan uses only 6.8% of her floor area for the sole purpose of circulation.
  • The total window area in similar sized project homes equates just 18% of the floor area. Joan has a glazing to floor area ratio of 23%.
  • In project homes of a similar size and orientation, north facing windows account for only 21% of all windows. Joan has 41% of her glazing facing directly north.