- In Press
BY CHRIS THURMOTT
Designed to complement the surrounding area without overshadowing the suburb’s architectural history, this beautiful custom build by Aquila Homes is a perfect addition to the Floreat streetscape.
Set on a 1023sqm corner block, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom single-storey home highlights function without compromising on style, according to Aquila Homes Builder and Managing Director
Domenic Nardelli. “This modern yet classical home is spacious and lively,” Mr Nardelli said. “Its palette has been kept simple but striking, which gives it an underlying sense of serenity.
“It allows us to showcase the quiet leafy suburb of Floreat’s individual style as the property boundaries are not defined, which encourages a friendlier visual aesthetic.” Following a design period of around six months, the construction and completion of the project took a further 10 months and involved over 700sqm of landscaping to incorporate the private gardens, pool and an outdoor cinema.
Its palette has been kept simple but striking, which gives it an underlying sense of serenity.
“Layers of textured foliage and colour, large expanses of lawn and covered verandahs create a tasteful addition to Floreat,” Mr Nardelli said.
Another key landscaped area is the courtyard, which Mr Nardelli said allowed for the free flow of cool breezes in summer and sunlight to heat the home naturally during winter.
“The central courtyard brings light and ventilation to the centre of the home with ample internal and external living areas allowing for a home that can accommodate a large family and be used for larger gatherings,” he said.
The kitchen overlooks the open-plan living and dining area and has been designed to encourage relaxed get-togethers.
It includes traditional elements such as white cabinetry, a large island bench and textured subway tiles as well as modern, practical dark porcelain tiles which contrast brilliantly against the white stone and cabinets.
Flowing seamlessly from the kitchen is the scullery, made up of wall-to-wall open shelving and strategically hidden from view.
“The home’s spatial planning encourages harmonious functionality,” Mr Nardelli said.
Another area that has benefitted from excellent forethought is the location of the parents’ retreat, which includes an ensuite.
Mr Nardelli said this was a luxurious space where privacy and rest were key.
“It is styled in crisp clean lines, muted tones and simplicity as seen throughout the home,” he said. “The parents’ retreat along with the office is kept separate from the children’s sleeping and entertainment wing, giving the young family multifunctional areas to grow into.”