Short House

Short House Plan

Short House is a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom plus study nook design, and is best suited to square blocks. The compact plan maximizes the space allocated to gardens which surround the house, and the main living spaces open to a North-facing al fresco entertaining area.

Short House offers an affordable entry into the housing market without compromising on design quality, and is ideal for small infill blocks with a minimum size of 320m2 or larger (16m x 20m).

The short house exterior garden in MDC architects new house plan
The short house floor plan in the MDC architects new house floor plan

COST OF CONSTRUCTION

From $360,000
(ex
cl GST)*

BASE STAR RATING

8.1**

SIZE

114m2

LEVELS

1

MINIMUM LOT SIZE

16m x 20m = 320m2

BEDS

3

BATHROOMS

2

LIVING

1

STUDY NOOK

1

STORE

1

CARS

2 (tandem)

*Based off bill of quantities from West Coast Estimating (Oct 22)
**Dependent on glazing specification
***LHDGLivable Housing Design Guidelines

The short house exterior garden in MDC architects new house plan

Who is the Short House
plan for?

With three different designs available – the Short House, Short House and Tall House – our New House Plans are ideal for a range of different homeowners, including:

  • First-home buyers – such as young singles and couples who want to be near their jobs, cafes and restaurants, the beach, places to exercise and meet friends

  • Second-home buyers – including young families who want to live within walking distance of local shops, playgrounds, schools, health services and plenty of public transport options to get to work

  • Empty-nesters – downsizers and right-sizers who want to stay in their long-term neighbourhood, close to friends and family and all of the service and amenity they’ve enjoyed for decades. It can be difficult to find high quality, well-designed accessible housing to suits their needs, that will easily enable them to age-in-place.

 

The Short House is best suited to small infill blocks, making this an ideal design for couples of all ages. Younger and older homeowners will enjoy easy access to all of the local amenities they love – with great walkability to nearby shops and services depending on your chosen site – without the higher price tag of a larger, established home.

This compact plan maximises outdoor and garden space for entertaining and landscaping. Internally, the design provides all of the comforts of a larger home including a main bedroom with generous ensuite and two windows overlooking the garden. The plan includes a separate study nook for hobbies and household admin; and there is plenty of room for guests or children (either new additions as the family grows, or grandchildren!).

Like all of our New House Plan designs, the accessible design attributes of the Short House allow it to easily adapt to changing needs in future, such as when a young couple have their first baby; or if an older resident’s mobility decreases over time.

“We have never lived in an architect-designed home before, and we love everything about it…. This is a really peaceful place to live and our visitors always comment on how relaxed they feel. For all of these reasons, we think this home represents a very good return on our investment and we’d recommend MDC Architect’s housing to other buyers and residents.”

Michael and Janie, Carrington Road homeowners

Ready to find out more?

How much do the plans cost?

Package A.

$4,999

Per design incl. GST.

  • Floor plans 1:100
  • Elevations 1:100
  • Construction Sections 1:50 
  • Typical Construction Details 1:10
  • Window/Door Schedule 1:50
  • Internal Room Elevations 1:50
  • Electrical/Service Layouts 1:50 
  • Specification Schedules (standard construction Specifications to be provided by Builder)
  • Structural Engineering Class A site

Package B.

$6,999

Per design incl. GST.

  • Floor plans 1:100
  • Elevations 1:100
  • Construction Sections 1:50
  • Typical Construction Details 1:10
  • Window/Door Schedule 1:50
  • Internal Room Elevations 1:50
  • Electrical/Service Layouts 1:50 
  • Specification Schedules (standard construction specifications to be provided by Builder)
  • Structural Engineering Class A site
  • Bill of Quantities
  • Base drawing CAD files (plans/elevations/sections)
  • Set of 3d images and 30 sec flythrough

We designed our New House Plans for people of all ages and stages of life who value great design and want to reduce their home’s impact on the planet. Are you ready to experience architecture, designed differently?