Englehart Homes Project 13
Designed and built by Englehart Homes, this majestic French Provincial-inspired property is more than just your average home. This luxurious masterpiece sits at 528m² and boasts a striking northern-facing façade. Built in reference to stately European designs, Englehart Homes has created a taste of France, in an Australian setting.
The grand colonnade entryway is the perfect reception space, and the wrought-iron gate that leads to the entryway features Englehart Homes’ proprietary heart-shaped design.
Sawn bluestone paving leads down to the fanlight glazed-timber front door, which has a window design that mirrors the beauty of the front gate. The front yard landscaping supports multiple types of greenery that contrast beautifully with the statement grey exterior of the home.
The staircase that’s situated by the entrance is one of the centrepieces of the property. The iron balustrade features an identical heart-shaped motif to the front gate, which achieves visual continuity. The staircase is highlighted by a large leadlight roof dome, which is inlaid with coloured glass and floods the centre of the home with sunlight.
To the left of the staircase is a spacious study and a bathroom area, which combines a separate powder room and vanity space with a shower room that has external access to the pool area.
Engaged columns follow the foyer and introduce a formal living area, which features a marble fireplace and integrated glazed cabinetry, which maintains the home’s elegance and European appeal.
The vast open-plan chef’s kitchen, living and dining space is revealed through two large French doors. The immaculate island bench that separates the kitchen from the living area features a deep sink and plenty of storage space.
The kitchen’s finishes complement the polished white surface of the island, while the white marble splashback adds a sense of grandeur. The soft-close cabinetry enhances the functionality of the space.
The kitchen includes a large concealed butler’s pantry, which incorporates an extra sink, preparation area, storage space and a built-in fridge/freezer. A sweeping curved window frames the spacious dining area to the side of the kitchen, which can accommodate up to 14 guests and is the perfect entertaining space.
The generous living area opposite the kitchen features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that offer views of the beautiful landscaping and pool at the rear of the house. The area also includes a separate media room.
On the opposite side of the living space, a loggia is framed with square colonnades, a plaster ceiling and sawn bluestone paving, which creates the perfect protected outdoor space. The loggia is directly influenced by the theme of European refinement.
The shingle-style tiled mansard roof and the dormer attic windows at the peak of the house also reflect the European theme.
The upper levels includes four bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes. Two of the double bedrooms share a bathroom, but feature separate powder rooms. The third double bedroom comes complete with an en suite.
The expansive main bedroom is located at the front of the house, and accommodates a spacious walk-in wardrobe and a deluxe marble en suite. The en suite features a freestanding bath, a spacious shower and a toilet, which are concealed behind the floating double vanity. The bedroom opens onto a balcony that features a customised wrought-iron barricade, which is located over the portico, and offers a generously proportioned sanctuary.
The rear of the upper level features an additional living area, which opens to a north-facing glazed conservatory. This area also allows access to a large balcony with fantastic views of the landscaping below.
Englehart Homes was established in 1980 by Ron Englehart to create architecturally designed homes for discerning clients. Each project the company completes is of exceptional quality, original and efficient, and 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 a number 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 pleasing aesthetics. The team is known for exceptional attention to detail. With the belief that customer satisfaction is key when designing a home, Englehart Homes builds with a keen eye on quality finishes and innovation.
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