Englehart Homes Project 10
Influenced by the architecture and vernacular philosophy of Frank Lloyd Wright, this home is customised to the Australian climate and lifestyle, blurring the lines between interior and exterior space, formality and casual living. The design is classic, contemporary and luxurious, combining sweeping horizontal lines, wide sheltering eaves and statement blade walls to great dramatic and practical effect.
The strength and drama of the design rests in the major elements including the projection of the roofline, recessed entry, feature blade walls and its low profile in the landscape. These features are all relevant to the Australian climate and the way modern homeowners like to live and entertain.
Stretches of horizontal timber windows, dark mortared brickwork and slate-look terracotta tiles ensure the home makes a stylish yet understated impression from the street. Inside, a spacious environment with every design detail imaginable is delivered.
A wide foyer and entry hall with vaulted ceiling creates the immediate impression of light and luxury. Divided into two distinct parts, the front half of the house offers an impressive lobby, study, formal living area, powder room, main bedroom, resort-style en suite and dressing room. From the living room, two sliding doors lead to a discreetly located wing with two bedrooms, the main bathroom and a laundry.
The second half of the house is an exciting reveal beyond the feature pool and courtyard. An expansive kitchen, dining and living area is effectively doubled in size by an adjoining alfresco veranda. Accessed from sliding stacker doors and a kitchen bistro window, this outdoor living room maximises space and is an irresistible place to eat, socialise and relax.
An abundance of cupboards, storage space and work areas – including a huge pantry with concealed appliance bench – make the kitchen an entertainer’s haven and ensure cooking is a pleasure.
A variety of interior architectural features throughout the home, including recessed ceilings, floating bulkheads and vaulted spaces, imbue each space with a different mood. A large part of this home’s appeal is the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. Every room, including utility areas, is awash with natural light. The products forming each part of this home have been carefully selected to ensure an ideal balance of quality, function and appearance.
There were many environmental considerations explored throughout the home. Special glazing, external door seals, extensive northern exposure, clever room zoning, a recessed entry and the concrete slab were some of the passive low-energy design features.
The result is a home that blends a modern interior and exterior. With top-of-the-line fittings and a carefully crafted floor plan, the home is a delight to live in. Englehart Homes has created this dwelling as a place to experience luxury.
Englehart Homes was established in 1979, through Ron Englehart’s vision to create homes for discerning clients that were architecturally-designed, of exceptional quality, original and efficient, as well as being environmentally sensitive. Englehart identified a gap in the market for buyers who wanted to build their dream home without blowing their budget on architects.
Since its inception, Englehart Homes has received more than 100 industry awards. Today, approximately 80 per cent of Englehart Homes’ projects are individually designed, though most start out as a variation of one of the company’s display home designs.
Englehart Homes’ dedicated team is able to turn the dreams of home buyers into reality, at an appealing budget. The company works with the simple philosophy that all houses by Englehart Homes should have strong street appeal and feature aesthetics and attention to detail on the inside that will put a smile on the faces of clientele. With the belief that customer satisfaction is key when designing a home, Englehart Homes builds with an eye on quality finishes and innovation.
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