We have been working up a concept house that includes some of the design criteria we would ask for if we were the client. The diagram below shows our main design principle.
The basement has a self contained flat and a large bike store / workshop (we like bikes)
The ground floor has been designed to balance an open plan design mixed in with more hidden away room
The first floor plan only has 2 bathrooms, an ensuite and a spacious family bathroom. The Master Suite has the best aspect.
The roof will be generally flat with a large roof light that will bring life to the main staircase.
Here are some mood boards that explain how we would approach the project visually.