I am in the opening stages of building the Metricon Doulton.
The forums have been a great help in my journey and I thought it might be appropriate to contribute something myself.
I am doing a KDR in the west of Melbourne.
The Doulton was chosen because of its opulence. That and I love traditional facades.
I have tried to make the house build look like the display home, especially the facade. Although I would have preferred to do the outer walls in Hebel, the fact that the front facade will be built with 50mm brick meant that the house will be brick built and then rendered.(Hebel will be used later however)
I have also slightly modified the original design.
The changes are as follows:
-change Bedroom 5/En suite 5 to living room (downstairs)/Powder room
-3 metre ceiling height downstairs
-2.7 metre ceiling height upstairs
- Hebel Power Floor instead of wood floor
-Soundstop 10mm plaster wall to all exterior walls both floors
-R2.5 acousti-therm insulation on all exterior walls, rumpus, laundry, study,
Bedroom 2, 3, 4, and leisure
-R6.0 ceiling batts
-provide 50mm Austral Melbourne Hawthorn bricks cat11 on front elevation garage and ground floor, portico/bedroom1. The rest of the house Selkirk Ironstone Cat1 which will completely rendered and will not see these bricks.
-Right side of house window mouldings, following the theme from the front.
-Terracotta Ebony roof tiles
-KDHW lining boards to portico ceiling/front balcony ceiling and outdoor room ceiling.
-Hardwood Decking to the outdoor room
-timber awning windows throughout except kitchen window which will be series 300 aluminium (and a few of the bathroom windows (due to issues with wood and moist air)
-double glazing on all windows and flyscreens to windows
-timber stackers in rumpus room/dining room.
-curved staircase with balustrade similar to the Bordeaux 56a with s10 iron scrolls (on one side the other side is walled in the Doulton)
-100mm Ceaserstone cat5 (Frosty Carina) kitchen/Butler’s Pantry/Bathrooms 2,3 and 4 except Powder room 1/2, en suite 1 were the drop will be 325mm.
-100mm Ceaserstone and 3m high tiles to Laundry
-2 Pac Cupboards to Kitchen/Butler’s Pantry/All En suites and laundry
-Kitchen Smeg Appliances integrated oven/cook top/range hood
-Butler’s pantry Smeg appliances Integrated oven/cook top/range hood
-Bronze mirror splashbacks to kitchen/butler’s pantry
-Under cupboard kitchen/butler’s bench LED strip lighting
-Kitchen relocation-Oven/Cook top to the window of the kitchen like the Doulton Display
-wet areas floor to ceiling tiles
-family room fireplace Jetmaster xlr-n plus stone hearth and tiled wall like display
-upgrade heights and types to all doors
-square set ceiling with bulkhead to entrance
-paint Dulux Wash and Wear
-exposed aggregate (batman) concrete driveway plus side passage concreting
-Front Door -Double Hume Matisse like the Bordeaux with translucent glass and brass handles like Bordeaux display
-Balcony Door - Double Hume Matisse like the (Bordeaux Entrance) with translucent glass and brass handles like Bordeaux display
-all interior doors Hume JST10 except for laundry/laundry linen/garage-house,bedroom1 and walk in linen which will be LIN1 doors. The Front living room will be 2x Hume XS26 1200 doors.
-En suite 1 freestanding Bath Kado Lure 1760 freestanding bath on 100mm raised platform like La Pyrenee display
-En suite 1 shower single panel glass 2.7m height(to the ceiling) en suite 2/3/4 single glass panel 2.1 meter high
-Entry Hall Niche and staircase Niche
-Bedroom 1 bulkhead to perimeter of ceiling (like Bordeaux display)
-Bulkhead perimeter ceiling in WIR A and WIR B (like la Pyrenee)
-Provide ceiling bulkhead to Family/Kitchen/Dining Room
-Braemar 6 star Gas Heating and Refrigerated 4 zone and 4 controllers (was going Actron but electricity prices scare me)
-8 zone Paradox alarm system with 8 Pir’s, IP chip and TM50 panel.
-Provision for 8 camera CCTV system (will install myself later)
-Provision for Video door phone (will install myself later)
-Ducted vacuum system 7 point plus ducted vacuum pan in kitchen
-The Rumpus room and Leisure wired for 5.1 surround sound
-Clipsal Saturn 4000 switches and GPO’s for most power points
-Cat 6 network wiring to every room (except Laundry etc.)
-Garage door B&D Panelift Grange with auto lock smart phone lock
-Provision for Heat & Glo Mezzo 1600mm heater in the front lounge room
There are many other items however cabinetry and carpeting I am not doing with Metricon.
I have yet to do tiles at Beaumont, but will follow the display house with Brescia Grigia porcelain tiles throughout with feature walls in wet areas and family room in Durastone olive polished and Durastone ash grey polished.
I will post a picture of the display(I hate posts without pics) and say that is how it is going to look..Only slight higher..
and a pic of the house that will be replaced.
Hi love this design. We are looking to build. Originally love the Bordeaux, but the price to build is a lot more than what w wanted. I see your extras are similar to the bordeaux. What was your total build costs ?