Batacara was built using Passive House principles to create energy efficient homes with low heating and cooling costs.

The 3-bedroom townhouses designed by DNA Architects do justice to their location in ever evolving Braddon.

Taylor & Knowles’ precision and passion for energy efficient homes using “Passive House” principles have been used during the build: The townhouses offer light filled well designed homes with large gardens. The result is exciting, comfortable efficient homes.


Not only stylish to look at, practical measures were also addressed.
We selected ideal surface building materials to create low-maintenance façades.

Batacara is an exciting small development of 5 townhouses that combine Passive House principles with an arresting architectural style suited to their Braddon location.

Each home has its own private garden and individual garage.

Batacara’s striking façade has been designed by DNA Architects with feathered walls, interesting angles and a varied palette of materials including battened timber cladding, perforated screens and louvres. Three of the townhouses have lightwells that are intended for use as courtyards with living green walls.

  • Striking facades
  • Individual double garages
  • Private gardens
  • Low maintenance materials
  • Courtyards with lightwells with living green walls


The hub of the home is cleverly designed with open-plan living whilst creating distinct, comfortable spaces

Each townhouse has its own unique floor plan with open plan living flowing onto outdoor entertaining areas. Extensive glazing and feature light wells bring light deep into the homes. All have three bedrooms and separate laundries. There is a variety of layouts, including: two to three bathrooms; powder rooms; walk-in-robes; separate master retreat level and balconies.

The interiors are best described as light, bright and fresh whilst being grounded by the introduction of warm solid natural timber stairs with open tread and the timber flooring finish. The natural and neutral palette helps the restful connection to the more dramatic high contrast elegance of the exterior façade.

  • Feature solid timber staircase
  • Interiors by Sugar Designs
  • Feature open timber staircases with timber screen balustrade
  • Extensive glazing
  • Square set windows, doors and cornices


The detail and planning of the kitchens compliments the theme
and style of the architecture, with modern, clean lines.

The generous sized kitchens have been individually designed by Sugar Designs to suit a family that enjoys entertaining and socializing, and create an important family gathering point within the home.

They are located in the centre of the home adjacent to the dining & living room areas. Embracing a Scandinavian colour palette, the bathroom designs combine the timeless cool elegance of marble with tiles in subtle shades of grey. Classic penny round mosaics balance with warm timber tones for texture.

The colour scheme of the kitchen is influenced by European design while embracing a contemporary edge and subtle contrast tones, achieved by using a combination of cool grey coloured cabinetry in a large expanse and then given a striking edge with the introduction of natural white coloured overhead cabinetry against warm undertones of timber in the feature floating shelves.

  • Interiors by Sugar Designs
  • Clean lines, with minimal fuss and solid quality
  • 40mm Smartstone benchtops, waterfall edges and Smartstone splashbacks
  • Miele appliances with 800mm induction cooktops & double oven


The resort-style bathrooms not only look glamorous, but also have been created
to implement maximum efficiency in both power and water usage.

The bathrooms have been designed by award winning Sugar Designs who employed clean lines, neutral colours and texture to create a luxurious appearance that captures a Zen-like feel for these unique and stunning spaces.

Embracing a Scandinavian colour palette, the bathroom designs combine the timeless cool elegance of marble with tiles in subtle shades of grey. Classic penny round mosaics balance with warm timber tones for texture.

To create an open and generous modern feel, the use of floating vanities were custom-made for the location with Smartstone benchtops. Freestanding baths and concealed WC cisterns were integrated into the design and planning of each bathroom and powder room.

  • Custom built vanities and joinery
  • Interiors by Sugar Designs
  • Custom made vanities with Smartstone benchtops
  • Concealed cistern WCs
  • Freestanding baths

Energy Efficiency

Batacara was built with the Passive House principles of airtight construction, excellent thermal insulation, high performing double glazing and a heat recovery ventilation system. These deliver another level of comfort that does not exist in the current townhouse market and have achieved an average EER of 7.3 [6 is the minimum requirement]. The homes perform better than the EER suggests.

These homes need minimal heating and cooling. Extensively installed insulation, including between internal walls, assists with reducing noise transmission from room to room.

High performing double-glazed windows and doors plus building to limit thermal bridges makes for a comfortable home protected from outside temperatures. During winter there are no cold surfaces radiating from outside.

Each home has reverse cycle air-conditioning, and a heat recovery ventilation system (HRV). This filters fresh air and keeps out smoke, dust and other contaminants. Incoming air passes through the HRV’s heat exchanger to match the temperature of the outgoing air.

This keeps a consistent temperature inside the home and does not required additional heating or cooling. It has low running costs and removes excess moisture and helps prevents mould.

Not only energy saving, but money saving as well. Batacara was built following the Passive House principles and for each townhouse, we show the official EER rating and the typical savings you can expect.


For more information, contact

Cory McPherson
0418 266 698 |