We are thoroughly enjoying working with this lovely local professional couple and their little boy in a new enclave within Figtree. Working collaboratively as always, our design and build teams have created a unique home design for this family and the result is an impressive and modern custom home that accommodates the family’s specific needs and wishes.
An open-plan living area with fireplace and dining area with views to the escarpment flows to the alfresco area. In the kitchen, a butler’s pantry with sink was a must-have on this family’s list, set up for plenty of appliances.
One of the many stand-out features in this home is a discreet elevator operating between the two floors, providing assistance for a family member with a back injury and also future-proofing the home.
During the design process, we ask our families what they would love, but don’t necessarily need, in their new home. This family had one thing in that category – a cellar. We were thrilled to be able to incorporate a 3m x 1.5m cellar into the ground level of the home. We can’t wait to see it fully stocked!
This family also mentioned they’d be delighted with an open void in living area and entrance. We love incorporating voids into our designs, as we often say – volume is the new square meterage! What we achieved with this void was very special, if we say so ourselves. As you walk into the home, you look straight up into the void which towers over the feature staircase. Highlight windows on the northern façade of the void allow for natural light to soak down into the south/west facing kitchen and living. The magic happens on the upper level, where from a central rumpus room the parents walk across a private bridge over the void and into the master retreat.
The master is a lovely private space with spacious walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. The parents wanted to “wake up to the mountain views”, and that they will, before stepping out on their private balcony. Morning coffee, anyone?
This family loves enjoying outside space, so we incorporated a swim spa and BBQ area with mountain view.
Clean, square lines with parapet flat roof, glass balustrades, dark window and door frames and a rendered finish complete the modern look for this impressive home.
Other little extras we were able to accommodate for this family include:
* Laundry chute
* Extra storage area adjacent to the garage
* Master dressing table
* Built-in study nook
* Private balcony to second bedroom