Different angle on spacious living

New Homes Custom Built April 2014

A front elevation of angular beauty and interior with crisp, clean lines define this home, which is custom designed to meet the needs of a young family who like to entertain.

A sharp contemporary style was used by builder Aquila Homes on the front elevation, with two skillion roof lines and a stone blade wall leading to the front door.

“With a striking facade that blends modern roof lines, glass and organic stacked stone, the home is as impressive outside as it is inside,” Aquila director Josie Nardelli said. A cedar-framed glass pivot door with double-height glass above allows natural light to flow into the entry and central corridor.

Mrs Nardelli said 4.2m-high highlight windows spanned the length of the entry to promote a sense of tranquillity through natural light. Crisp white was used throughout the home, including the tiled floors and on the walls, creating a modern and minimal interior. Mrs Nardelli said slim lines and a high-quality finish added to the aesthetic.

A long corridor leads to the rear of the home where the open-plan kitchen, dining and living space is located. Aquila made the most of the generous proportions in this area with towering ceilings. “Special attention to the home’s interior, including raked ceiling and shadow-line cornice in the living area, combine to create a highly detailed and appealing home that is visually striking as it is practical,” Mrs Nardelli said.

The highlight windows down the central spine of the house continue into the open-plan space, adding plenty of natural light. Custom white cabinetry and white stone benchtops keep the kitchen uncluttered. A feature bulkhead above an island bench defines the space. A dark glass splashback breaks up the white in the kitchen. A theatre room with coffered ceiling and double-door entry off the kitchen adds an additional living room space. The bathrooms continue the contemporary aesthetic with contrasting dark and white tiles, dark vanity and white benchtop.