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Upside Down House Designs Throw Your Lifestyle into Reverse

5th July 2017
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Put simply, an upside down home design upends the traditional two storey thinking of the kitchen and main living spaces on the ground floor with the bedrooms upstairs. Instead, an upside down home design elevates the kitchen and main living areas to pride of place on the upper level and disperses bedrooms between the ground and upper floors.

An upside down house is especially popular with Perth people who want to make the most of their views. There are many blocks in Perth with beautiful outlooks, whether coastal, cityscape, riverside or countryside. A reverse living house design is the perfect way to capture these views while you’re cooking, relaxing and entertaining, not just when you’re ready to go to sleep.

Rosmond Custom Homes design and build many upside down houses for Perth clients, many of whom bought their blocks for the views.

"One of client’s dreams was to connect with the shimmering seascape outside the window on a coastal block overlooking Hillarys Boat Harbour." - Ross Torre, Director, Rosmond Custom Homes.

The first floor kitchen is the heart of the home, with an outlook featuring ocean views that elevate daily activities such as meal prepping. Two living areas flow onto a massive balcony, an expansive outdoor room just made for chilling out. A generous master bedroom suite with walk-in robe also enjoys an upstairs vantage point.

Downstairs is a big home office, bedroom wing and laundry. Guests are greeted in an imposing entry with 61 course high windows. The downstairs level also features a four-car garage with shopper’s entry. 

In Rosmond’s experience, many homeowners choose to install or make provision for a lift in reverse living homes. A lift provides peace of mind when it comes to moving heavy or bulky items upstairs or accommodating people of all ages and mobilities. 

Another client in North Perth, wanted to be able to fully appreciate their Perth cityscape views. In consultation with the team at Rosmond Custom Homes they decided an upside down house design was the best solution.

Precisely placed windows capture city views from the upper floor meals and family area and a large side balcony. A side entry was a key feature of the design solution that maximises liveable space. Style-wise, Rosmond also implemented the couple’s desire to incorporate rustic exposed brickwork and concrete floors for an urban warehouse aesthetic.

Rosmond Custom Homes design and build custom homes to suit individual lifestyles. For any style of home, including upside down ones, they could be the builder for you. Visit their website for more information, and build with confidence.