Consider the overall dimensions of the primary form of the house (height, width and depth), as well as the frontage and side yard setbacks as a primary means of relating to local character.
Consider the proportion of windows to wall area, and the shape and size of individual elements in relation to a human scale.
Well proportioned elements on the façade of the building significantly improve its appearance and value.
Achieve variety and individuality as well as an integrated and harmonious design outcome.
This might be achieved through details such as material selection and window design.
Avoid creating blank, unarticulated facades on any side, particularly on those visible from the street or other public area.
Facades not visible from the street are still visible from neighbouring dwellings and the wider neighbourhood.
Consider all sides of the house when designing the facades.
They should include thoughtful articulation and attention to detail, while recognising that facade design will vary relative to orientation and purpose.
Avoid long blank facades on upper levels.
Except where lower levels of fenestration are necessary to assist privacy.
Setting back parts of a facade will provide interest through variation and allow different elements to be expressed.
This will also create areas of shelter for entrances and outdoor spaces when the setback is at ground level.