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The home was to have a blend of hotel-styled areas
with a sense of practicality for functional living and
entertaining. These embellishments had to be stunning,
yet simplistic, so as to reflect refinement and good taste.
A pool was a must, as was a balcony overlooking the
beautifully picturesque Fletcher Park.
Another challenge posed was working with the block
size, which has a very narrow frontage at just 8.9m and a
total block size of 338sqm.
Devrite Constructions worked with the art form of
"skinny lot design" and produced a home that has front
elevation presence. The design cleverly makes the most
of the boundary-to-boundary space while allowing an
impressive entry point at the front of the home.
The layout has been designed to create a flowing
e ect from the front of the home through to the
entertaining and living spaces at the rear. This carries
through to the rear outdoor entertaining space with a
seamless transition from the home. Bi-fold doors split
the internal from the external, so once the doors open, the
two spaces merge to provide one large entertaining area.
To create the e ect of substantially more space,
shadow line cornices and high ceilings create nice,
clean lines. Large commercial windows were fitted for
the same reason, but also serve the purpose of allowing
generous amounts of light into the home from the
passage and entry.
The kitchen was given built-in cabinetry that
perfectly complements the living area. The glossed
cabinets provide a clean and bright look to the kitchen
with carefully crafted stonework cascading over them,
integrating the two.
All cupboards and drawers have the soft-close
feature added to remove the usual banging and
clattering of the kitchen, further enhancing the peaceful
feel to the space.
The master bedroom's ensuite is fit for a hotel, with
a double shower providing the ultimate luxury bathroom
experience. Stainless steel grates have also been installed
in all bathrooms to e ectively drain excess water.
The upstairs area is completely designed for occupant
use, with the master bedroom and ensuite, and children's
wing upstairs so privacy is achieved. During entertaining
situations, there is a door at the top of the stairs so the
children can sleep in peace while the party can continue
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THE COMBINATION of steel, glass and stone engage
the eye and provides this home with real street presence.
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