St Ita Residence


  • Private

Kubale Constructions was specifically asked to build this new residence by a local family on a new site in Drouin.


Maxa Design crafted plans for a bespoke and passively designed home according to the site’s orientation and the owner’s needs. Employing the considerable thermal mass of a concrete slab foundation, reverse double-brick cladding and double glazed dual-acting PVC windows, the building is optimized to moderate its temperature and energy loss across weather extremes. Supplementary heating is delivered through an in-slab hydronic system.


The fit-out was intricately specified including the polished slab finish, frame-less glass balustrades, brushed stainless steel hand rails and a spotted-gum staircase between the floors. Outside, the eaves of the home are beautifully finished with locally sourced spotted-gum. The scope was then completed with the landscaping of a Prue Metcalfe designed garden.


Construction was completed within the contracted budget and time frame.


  • Drouin, Victoria


  • Maxa Design


  • $850k


  • Completed Dec 2013