The clients from Paradise had an extensive wish list for their dream home when first walking into our display home sales office. They knew exactly what they wanted but needed the assistance to put it all together. A triangular block in a small cul-de-sac certainly presented us with some challenges that needed to be overcome. We are proud that we did and the clients couldn’t be happier with their beautifully custom designed home.
This stunning home features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 power rooms and double garage.
The home measures 467.87 sqm on a 507sqm block. The design has maximised every aspect of the block. The size and shape of the block meant that a two storey home was inevitable. Due to the location of the block within the cul-de-sac, consideration had to be given to the overall design and look of the home to ensure that it positively impacted on the street and neighbouring homes. To increase the street appeal of the home, the garage is located on the northern side of the home. With the allotment opening itself up to the west, the home was designed to face this aspect.
A major design criterion was that every part of the home had to have a connection with the pool and outdoor area. To achieve this, the alfresco ceiling was raised to meet the second storey roof line, which along with a coffered feature, raised the alfresco ceiling height to 6.3m. Due to this ceiling height, the void to the entry was able to be created and by placing large picture windows along the upstairs hall way, views to the pool and alfresco area were achieved. This innovative design has ensured that we delivered on the major design criteria that our clients wanted.
The homes entry is grand and features a 2.8m wide entry with 5.8 meter void ceilings. Large commercial grade windows overlook the pool and outdoor area creating impact. The void opens itself to the upstairs retreat area and upper level landing that leads to the three bedrooms. Downstairs the connection with the kitchen, living and alfresco was imperative to the design of the home. Steel beams were required in the construction of this area to remove the weight bearing wall that would have been required. This decision enabled our clients to have a stunning corner stacker door that is recessed into the floor to make it seamless, bringing the outdoor and indoor together.
Some challenges that had to be overcome included an apartment complex that was being constructed on the southern side of the block. Knowing this, the design minimised windows on the south elevation and the floor plan accommodated the home theatre, study and retreat area on this side of the home. Another challenge was presented by opening up the void to the upper level areas. As this faces west, it created privacy and energy efficiency issues. To overcome this all windows are double glazed. Not only does this improve the insulation and thermal ability of the house, it reduces the noise from outside which will help with the additional noise that an apartment complex may bring from the adjoining property.
The homes interior is simple and classic. The kitchen features 80mm stone benchtops to the island with one slab end and 40mm stone to the back bench. The kitchen joinery is finished in a combination of 2 pac and Tasmanian Ash laminate overheads to add a touch of warmth. The kitchen and larder feature a window splash back allowing additional light into these areas. The wet areas include stone benchtops throughout with feature shadowline joinery to the ensuite and bathroom areas. Stunning feature wall tiles in the bathrooms create a point of difference. Recessed curtain tracks are also another clever and innovative detail, to hide the tracks and keep with the sleek minimalist look.
The clients wanted a separate master wing which is accessed through their private door off the kitchen area. The master suite has its own private alfresco that opens up to the pool ensuring the connection to this area continues.
The alfresco pillars are a key feature of the façade of the home, and are finished in a stunning silver travertine. A combination of render and Liquorice bricks has been used along with commercial grade windows. For privacy a fence needed to be constructed around the property. The fence is a combination of render and feature brick pillars, which compliments the home and positively contributes to the street scape. A key requirement from council was to ensure trees were planted to soften the look of the structure, which our clients have fulfilled.
Due to being a cul-de-sac there is limited space and parking. The design of the home ensures that it caters for 6 off street car parking spaces which is perfect for our clients that thoroughly enjoy entertaining.
The roof trusses were strengthened for future Tesla Solar by owner. Dechellis Homes built the shell of the home theatre however the home theatre was further fitted out by an external provider by owner.