March 3, 2020 5min read
We often hear about how our “summer-all-year-round” climate in Australia is envied by those across the globe, particularly when it comes to our outdoor-oriented lifestyles. Priding ourselves on our ability to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces, this lifestyle choice is extremely relevant in the way we choose to design our homes.
Open-plan living is an ever-popular choice among new home builders. So after 20 years of experience, it is fair to say we consider ourselves leaders in the open-plan space (no pun intended). In your home, your kitchen, dining and living rooms are your “public spaces” and they’re where you gather and entertain friends and family. So therefore it makes sense that the area should not only be practical, but a real show-stopper.
Get excited, because we’re going to divulge five of our most luxe living spaces, each bringing something unique to the table with their own twist on design and style.
Starting us off is our Plaza Grange 51, a statement home that exudes style and an elegant simplicity. The unmissable key feature of this living space is the void — used to make the most of natural light, generate space and add a sense of grandeur. Positioning the kitchen within this open plan space loosens the formality of a traditional floorplan. Nowadays, the kitchen is the destination for socialising with family and guests. It is simply more convenient and casual; perfect for entertaining and the needs of a modern-day family.
Next up on our luxe living room list is our Savoy 40. It also includes a stunning void as the centerpiece of the space, projecting an amazing sense of light and openness. The floor-to-ceiling glass doors provide a seamless indoor-outdoor transition, so you never miss the action regardless of where you are! This design features simple, clean lines with a unifying Cape Cod theme, resulting in a final effect that is contemporary, yet warm and social. The Savoy 40 is a perfect open-plan home for modern family living.
Enter the Vermont 29; a single-storey, light-filled home, perfect for young families and professional couples. Upon entering, the raked ceiling gives a serious ‘wow’ factor and provides an impression of added space — making the most of Australia’s abundant natural light. The indoor and outdoor areas flow into one another effortlessly, creating the illusion of a second living space and making this the perfect home for the keen entertainer. The outdoor alfresco is also fully covered, eliminating any worry about the unpredictability of Melbourne weather!
Let us introduce you to our Mont Albert Grange 57; the place where grace and grandeur meet. Featuring a crisp, clean colour palette and a contemporary galley kitchen — complete with a sleek island bench — you’ll be dining with ease inn no time. This is the ideal design for lovers of old school opulence, with a contemporary twist.
The open-plan kitchen and living spaces meet around a cut-in alfresco, perfectly sheltered from the elements. This expansive design provides family members with room to move and breathe, yet to all still come together and complete their individual activities. Fit for modern royalty, the use of rich, natural materials such as timber, glass and stone contributes to the high-end finish of the Mont Albert.
Number five on our luxe living room list is no other than the Astor Grange 54. The perfect home to sweep your guests off their feet, this is a design that exudes pure elegance. In fact, they may never want to leave! With generous open-plan living area, our Astor Grange blends functionality and liveability with all the trappings of modern luxury. The kitchen and living room open up onto the outdoor alfresco via large glass windows and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors. Encapsulating the ideal Australian lifestyle, this home fosters the indoor-outdoor connection we hold so dearly.