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410m² 4 Bedroom Contemporary Barn Style Residence
Luxury Residence
R 14 000,00
The Design


Each type of contemporary barn home is beautiful. They have their own perks and can meet the needs of any barn home enthusiast. Each type of barn home offers the historical features of a barn. These features include an open floor plan, vertical siding, metal roofing, and oversized windows and doors.


These two-story 4-bedroom design aims to satisfy the needs in the modern high budget category providing a very modern and luxurious living space. With the ground floor open plan lounge, dining area, kitchen with separate scullery/pantry this provides lovely living space for a 4-6-member family. This design provides a double garage with a storage area and a guest toilet to serve the ground floor.


The first-floor Master bedroom provides the comfort of a lovely walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3 are also spacious with enough space for a queen-size or two single beds. Both the master bathroom and the secondary bathroom can be equipped with a shower and a bath and the guest bedroom en-suite can be equipped with a bath or a shower as per the family’s requirements. The first floor provides balconies to each bedroom with big glazing elements to the balcony extending the room size into the balcony providing a lovely open-air feeling into the rooms.


The Energy Efficiency


Arch@Ease is striving in providing an eco-friendlier future for the generations to come and to reduce the carbon footprint we as South Africans leave behind on this precious world of ours. In all our designs we aim to provide the most energy-efficient designs within the SANS 1400 XA standards that fit our client’s budgets.


This particular residence was designed for the kitchen, dining area, lounge, master bedroom, bedrooms 1 & 2 to face North to provide the best shading conditions in these rooms which mean warm in the winter months and cool throughout the summer. The 270mm exterior cavity walls enhance the overall energy efficiency of the house by keeping out any moisture penetrating the walls and solar heat gain throughout the walls. 85% of glazing in this residence was provided with a shading element on the exterior to provide the best overall shading properties. This house can be provided with double glazing windows and doors to enhance energy efficiency and sound insulation in the required rooms as per the client’s budget and requirements.


Structural/Civil Engineer Designs:


As you are probably aware, all new building structural foundations, beams, and slabs must be designed by a Structural Engineer and the Engineering plans must be submitted with the Architect's plans for Local Authority approval and to be used for constructing the structural elements of the house.

GDL Consulting a sister company of Arch@Ease provides professional Structural and Civil Engineering services. On request, we can provide you with a quotation for the design of all structural elements on this house. 


This Ready Design Package Includes:

(Note: All documentation is in E-Format, at additional charges hard copies can be requested.)


Architectural Building Plan Set:

(For Local Authority Approval and Construction.)


A1 Size Floor Plan, Electrical Plan & Schedule, Plumbing and Drainage Plan, Window/Door Schedule, Roof Plan, Elevation Plan, Section Plan, and Site Plan according to where the house was placed on the client Stand/Erf with all necessary service connections. 


Energy Report:


The Energy report includes the building Orientation Information, Shading Information, Fenestration - Area Calculations, Fenestration - Natural Environment Control, Services - Light and Power, Services - Hot Water, Floor Construction, External Wall Construction, Roof Assemblies, Air Infiltration and Leakage.


Architectural Documentation:


SANS10400 Form 1, SACAP Architectural Compliance Certificate, SACAP Professional Registration Certificate, SANS 204 & SANS1400-XA Energy Calculation Compliance Certificate, Local Authority Plan Submission Checklist.


Building Cost Estimate:

( R3 100 000 Was the estimated amount on this building which includes the Architectural Design, Interior Design, Engineering Design, Quantity Surveying, Land Surveying,  Local Authority Approval Cost and Construction Cost)


Our free basic building cost estimate we are providing our client is based on a square meter rate for Economic building designs and gets calculated within the perimeters of the specific house. Keep in mind this is only a cost estimate to provide a guideline for your clients to plan their budget for the house. For a detailed costing on the house, our Quantity Surveyor can assist you with a detailed costing and combing a Bill of Quantities the building contractors can use to quote and tender on the construction of the building. This service will be available on request.


Additions to Design:


With this package, we include the free architectural design of a boundary wall, courtyard, and basic interior design for the electrical elements, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms according to the client's specifications. Any changes to the structural aspects of the building including walls, roofs, windows, and doors will be done at additional charges. 





This service is available on request at additional charges for a detailed interior design according to the client's specifications on the kitchen cabinets and appliances, bedroom cupboards and furniture, bathroom fixtures, and cabinets, and a Finishing Schedule on all Interior and exterior finishes ie. floor tiles, wall paint, lights, etc.


Please Note: It will be the client’s responsibility to submit the plans with the local authority for approval. Arch@Ease will make sure from our side that you have all the required documentation for submission.