Home' Homes : Homes 2014 Contents 254 SCOOP Homes Annual
With quality finishes, generously proportioned
rooms, entertaining areas and a real indoor-
outdoor feel, this Dalkeith custom-built home
is impressive inside and out.
The 1100sqm block previously held a plain five-
year-old home – which was bulldozed – but the
double garage was left on the site so the level of the
new house would be correct. The layout of the new
home was worked around this building.
The clients wanted something contemporary
and open-plan, with lots of natural light that
brought the feel of the outside in.
This was achieved by using big windows
throughout the house, particularly along the walls
of the huge open-plan kitchen, living and dining
area. A small atrium-like courtyard area with
pond generates an outdoors feel in the centre of
the home, as well as providing natural light.
The house has a dynamic elevation with clean
lines and timber, and Kimberleystone feature walls.
To the right of the entry is a sitting room with gas
fireplace, then over the hall is a guest bedroom and
a study. The staircase is sleek and contemporary,
and opens to a light-filled landing with an outlook
to the pond below. A parents’ retreat has his-and-
hers walk-in robes and ensuite with a feature wall
concealing the shower on one side and toilet on
the other. A spa bath has been set by one of the
windows, and aside from the main suite, there are
three bedrooms on this floor, set in a wing of their
own with a three-roomed bathroom
The ground floor is the heart of the home, with
its spacious open-plan kitchen, living and dining
area with polished blackbutt floors, tall windows
and bi-fold doors looking on to the garden.
Outside, there is an alfresco area, a granite-
benchtop kitchenette, and woodfired pizza oven
for alfresco entertaining, along with a huge pool.
Designed and built as an inspiring, individual icon.
Links Archive Homes 2015 Homes 2013 Navigation Previous Page Next Page