Thursday, 26 February 2015
Slim and Sexy
An executive residence reminiscent of a luxury hotel suite, but with the space of a family home, will appeal to professionals and urbanites alike.
Family Homes’ two storey Terrace 215 is ideal as an inner suburban dwelling and shows how a narrow block can be turned into a contemporary home that checks off all the modern wishlist items.
Despite its 6.2m frontage, there’s 214.6sqm of space inside, with both upper and lower – level living zones. Its moder, angular exterior is striking and it epitomises urban thinking with a well considered floorplan which keeps in mind how you will live, as well as your neighbours. One wall of the home is left completely solid, so there is the option for it to sit on the boundary, subject to council regulations, of course.
Its features give a distinct boutique hotel impression, with a wide balcony on the upper level to take in views. As with hotel suites, privacy is assured, with a long hallway leading from the entry on the lower level, to the main living area at the back of the design. A single garage, with internal access to the hallway sits under the main roofline at the front and also has a long provisional space for storage or a workbench. Behind it a separate toilet comes off the laundry utility, which is a handy convenience for dropping clothes off in the morning thanks to its central location next to the stairs and the home’s exists.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms: Two minor rooms at the back (with exterior and side windows) and the master at the front which offers ample room for furniture and a dressing provision, an extensive walk through robe with two entry points, and sliding doors to the balcony.
A luxurious ensuite with double length shower and elegant finishes completes the master suite. A study nook provicion has been created along the upper level’s hallway, which connects all the rooms and also provides linen storage. A three-way bathroom design offers a separate vanity area, toilet, bathtub and shower room. The main living is on the ground level at the rear, with sliding doors and windows on two sides of the lengthy space, which combines the kitchen, means and lounge. The area has been zoned from the hall by a door, meaning heating and cooling can be contained to where you need it, and also ensuring quiet areas.
An island bench with breakfast bar provision and a double sink frames the light – filled gallery kitchen. This part of the home, from the laundry down, has been inset along the side to allow a long, narrow outdoor area, even on thin blocks, for the washing line and bins.
The outdoor living is ideally positioned at the back of the home, off the sliding doors.
Trudy Oram, HomeMagazine