It’s the details that make this two-storey home in Flinders fit for a family that like the finer things in life.
This home has been designed to make the most of the wedge-shaped block, but without the overwhelming bulk you might see in other two-storey builds. Using a larger ground-floor footprint, and a roof pitch that slopes away from the street, there is more to this home than meets the eye.
The first notable detail from Wollongong home designer GN Williams is the stone feature wall that frames the entrance and creates depth and shape against the rest of the brick veneer ground floor. The upper level is clad in Scyon Matrix panels, creating a bold, eye-catching look that helps reduce the visual weight of the home.
Inside, a foyer greets the visitor and creates privacy for the occupants and a staircase with a void opens up space from over two storeys – quite a way to make an entrance! The north-facing aspect also allows the open area to fill with light and warmth.
The bulk of the living, including work and play, takes place on the ground floor, where a generous study and theatre room gives an indication that this family likes to work hard and relax in comfort. The theatre room features sound-proof internal walls, so no complaints from the rest of the house when the theatre experience is in full swing.
The rear half of the house is open plan kitchen, dining and living, all of which opens up to a generous terrace with room for a large outdoor dining setting and built-in BBQ. The living areas are orientated toward the Illawarra escarpment to take in the views. The kitchen features a large galley and island bench with a butler’s pantry tucked out of sight.
Upstairs features three large bedrooms and a living area large enough for a lounge setting and TV. The master bedroom includes an en suite and large walk-in robe, while the other three bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes. A second bathroom and linen closet complete the upper level.
Storage shouldn’t be an issue for this family. The double garage includes an off-set area for a workbench and places to put the tools, bikes, canoes or any other toys the family has in mind.
Two dedicated storerooms should keep all the odds and ends well organised and out of sight, and a large laundry with chute from the upstairs linen closet is just another one of those well-thought-out details that have made this home a pleasure to design and build.