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Dianella | Aquila Homes BUILDERS
Designed and constructed by Aquila Homes, this
property was one of two built on a large, 780sqm
lot, with the focus on purchasers who are young
professionals or those wishing to downsize.
High-end finishes and a floorplan that would
maximise space were also imperative. Simple
touches such as shadow-line cornices running
through the living room give a clean uncluttered
look, and Italian porcelain tiles combine luxury
and an impression of openness.
The kitchen alone is a striking area, winning
the HIA 2013 New Kitchen Project Award in
the $25,000-$35,000 category. The judges at
the event stated that “the kitchen shows great
workmanship. Teamed with brave and new
materials, it showcases modern simplicity”.
Integrated Smeg appliances and stone
benchtops throughout give a sense of modern
European luxury, while Laminam – made of
3.5mm compressed porcelain – was chosen
for the splashback due to its ease of cleaning
and soft aesthetics.
Most visually pleasing in this kitchen is the
bold island bench. The white stone benchtop is
supported by cabinetry finished with a wood-
grain laminate, injecting warmth into an
otherwise cool area. Clever installation of LED
lighting under the centre bench gives the illusion
that the island is floating.
Luxury continues through the bathroom and
ensuite, featuring full-height tiling with white
porcelain tiles contrasted with darker stone floors.
White was chosen as the dominant colour for a feel
of spaciousness, and was accented by warm tones.
The completed home exudes a crisp, clean
look with contemporary finishes and interactive
zones, making the most of space while offering
functionality and good looks.
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