Granny flat from Europe built in Sydney

Faith and Richard’s Granny Flat from Europe

Custom Creations, YZY Kit Homes builders for Sydney, recently built a granny flat in Campsie, a suburb in south-western Sydney. A new independent dwelling was built for Faith and Richard’s daughter and her family.

The clients started from one of the standard granny flats and customized it to suit their backyard and everyone’s taste. They have combined classic Australian architecture with a very modern Scandinavian feel.

“I love old Australian houses; my daughter and her partner like a more modern look.  Using the Scandinavian ‘timber cabin’ style enabled us to visualise exactly how the building would look – an Australian weatherboard with white painted lining boards – and achieve exactly what we all wanted.”

Interior design and styling

“We put in all the things we love the most – a very modern black and plywood kitchen (which we designed and built ourselves) with a pressed tin splashback; a cast iron freestanding bath; recycled timber floorboards and lovely large windows.” – said Richard.

Faith and Richard were able to design the building exactly how they wanted it to maximise the winter sun, summer shade and views.

“We now have a beautiful cottage which fits well with our 1940s fibro house and is comfortable, practical and stylish.” – said Richard.

Testimonial: YZY Kit Homes and Custom Creations worked with us to help us realise our dream, from our original concept to our finished cottage. We couldn’t be happier with how they worked with us and the level of care and craftsmanship they applied. Nothing was too much trouble. Do we recommend them? Yes, without any hesitation.

Building features

“Faith and Richard’s granny flat was custom designed by the client and we made it become a reality for them. It was only 23 working days from start to finish.” – said Shayne Price, the builder at Custom Creations.

Granny flat cyprus design

Scandinavian building systems are designed perfectly for uneven blocks as everything is built on piers so there is no concrete slab required. And, being Scandinavian manufactured obviously comes as a flat pack. So like a big jigsaw puzzle” – Shayne said.

According to the builder, another advantage of these building systems is access isn’t a problem. “You can basically walk in the front door and out the back door with our product. No crane needed for installation.”

Shayne also said that everything is built to all the Australian Building Code and is covered under homeowners warranty as per Building Code.

Sustainable building

A granny flat built out of sustainable building materials was one of the criteria of Faith and Richard’s. YZY Kit homes buildings are made of FSC certified timber and clients used other recycled materials for internal fit-outs. And a result is that “it is all built out of sustainable timber so it’s fantastic for the environment.” – said Shayne.

There are some shots while building a granny flat for Faith and Richard’s daughter and her family.

If you are looking to build a granny flat in Sydney-Central Coast-Newcastle and the Hunter area, please contact Custom Creations, builders of this project.

If you need an extra room built somewhere else, please find your nearest builder and contact him for a quote, site inspection or general information.

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Ultra-modern small home Madeira

Backyard cabins have evolved from no-frills sheds to classy studios while stylish granny flats have become small versions of real homes. The Madeira would be a perfect accommodation for your out-of-town guests. This granny flat comes in 1 and 2 bedroom sizes with living area of less than 60m² to conform to council requirements for a 2nd dwelling.

1 bedroom Madeira has a total area of 90m² including a 43m² indoor living space and a roomy 47m² veranda. Madeira 2 bedrooms has two floor plans to choose from. Floor plan version 1 Madeira has a total area of 96m² with the good sized 36.3m² veranda. And there is version 2 Madeira 2 bedrooms with a total size of 89m² including 29.3m² outdoor space.

Madeira design features a full kitchen, a dining area, a spacious lounge, a bathroom and 1 bedroom or 2 bedrooms located on sides of the building for the maximum privacy. On the left is an equally expansive covered veranda for outdoor living. The veranda can be fitted with cutouts in the floor and ceiling to accommodate greenery.

All YZY timber studios and flats can be customized to reflect your unique design preferences. With so many available options, every cabin can be one of a kind. Take a paint color of the building. Darker tones can blend the building in with the surrounds and brighter colors can make it stand out with all its glory. With a simple cut outs in the floor and the ceilings of the veranda, Madeira can give you a luxurious and stylish outdoor space. Also, screens are one of an architectural expression to address the harsh Australian climate and balance the privacy and aesthetics. Please take a look at different designer solutions for our Madeira granny flats.

Granny Flat Madeira Ultra-modern design

Screens are one of an architectural expression to address the harsh Australian climate and balance the privacy and aesthetics

 

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Luxurious and stylish outdoor space

 

Granny Flat Madeira in Mountains Ultra-modern design

Madeira in the Mountains

 

Granny Flat Madeira on the lake

Madeira on the lake

 

Granny Flat Madeira veranda design

Madeira – veranda design

 

The Madeira can expand your home’s living space or create extra bedrooms. It can provide accommodations for visitors and still have enough room left over for entertaining additional guests. If you happen to have a granny, and you want to keep her close, the Madeira would be a cozy place for her to live.

YZY prefabricated Scandinavian backyard cabins and granny flats are made of hardy Nordic Pine Spruce from FSC-certified forests. With natural timber and double-glazing, these timber studios are solid and built to last. Granny flats and backyard cabins come with premium inclusions and flexible options like extra windows and doors and customized decks.

If you like the Madeira but would prefer something smaller, our Sicilia timber studio is similar but half as large. It measures 20m² (5m x 4m), and you can add a deck for a more spacious design.

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