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Exciting homes for small blocks and resort-style living
emonstrating that the size of a block has
no limitations with effective design, this
beachside estate offers an open-air resort-
style home perfectly suited to WA’s climate.
Limited to a budget of $600,000, Benchmark
Homes created a U-shaped home that features a
large master bedroom, three large queen-sized
bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study,theatre, games
room, parent’s retreat and gym.
Situated on a narrow 360sqm block, the
two-storey home exhibits Benchmark’s signature
resort-style design philosophy of seamless fusion
of indoor and outdoor spaces. All primary living
spaces overlook and have direct access to the
The functional layout of this home seamlessly
reflects the needs of a modern Perth family with an
emphasis on clever use of space and outdoor living.
The courtyard, visible through the full height
gallery window, makes its first impact as you enter
through the front door. The feature courtyard
and living areas face east to capture the morning
sun and shield the outdoor living areas from
the prevailing winds.
In addition, the inclusion of wide eaves,
high ceilings and cross ventilation helps to
protect the home from the summer heat without
heavy reliance on air-conditioning.
With the traditional style of backyard
nonexistent, the courtyard takes its position as
the central hub and focal point of the home. As
such, the courtyard creates a warm, tranquil and
private space that can be used for play, relaxation
Further establishing the resort-style feel of the
home is the gym that overlooks the courtyard pool,
water feature and cabana, and is fully equipped
with a steam room and dry sauna.
The finishes throughout the home are warm,
neutral and highly functional. The home delivers
that everyday holiday feeling.
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