Englehart Homes Project 2
Representing the latest in cutting-edge design, this home is reflective of Englehart Homes’ innovative approach to home design. Located in Kew, the home provides a space for sophisticated entertaining and its contemporary design exudes a relaxed atmosphere.
The expansive floor plan opens to beautifully landscaped gardens and a water feature; allowing maximum enjoyment of the alfresco dining experience. Tailored specifically to the extremely narrow site, the home features innovative passive environmental design, which includes high-efficiency in-slab heating and use of high-value thermal insulation. The house has also been oriented to capture the extensive northern exposure and maximise daylight, bolstering the environmental credentials of the home.
Designed with the narrow block in mind, the home combines expansive, flowing spaces that harmonise in an elegant, modern living environment, and the double-storey luxury home’s striking interior is matched by its street appeal.
A combination of render colours has resulted in a strong yet balanced façade. Situated in a prominent location with generally traditional home designs, the home’s exterior colours and materials complement the streetscape while making a statement. This has ensured the home stands out from the crowd without dominating the streetscape.
With a large guest bedroom and formal and informal living/dining areas on the ground level, as well as a spacious sitting area on the first level, the home satisfies the entertainment-focused lifestyle of the client.
The entertainment theme continues at the rear of the house, where there is a fully equipped kitchen that opens to the large open-plan family and meals areas, which in turn open onto the alfresco dining deck.
The upper level of the home accommodates three additional bedrooms of luxurious proportions, and the main bedroom boasts a spacious en suite. The central rumpus/sitting area on the upper level provides a relaxed, informal space for the family.
Designed by the Englehart Homes Design team, the home’s aesthetic appeal was achieved through a thorough consultation process between the company and the client. Emphasis was placed on room proportions and visual flow through door and window locations, and there was a focus on attention to detail in finishes, colours and interior details.
It was important to the client that the home did not have gloomy hallways – it had to be light, spacious and accessible. The addition of a veranda that is accessed from bi-folding doors maximises the available space in the home and provides an irresistible place to eat, socialise and relax, resulting in another space for the client to entertain.
The home was constructed with the finest finishes and products. The sumptuous design features high-end materials such as Daniel Robertson dark-mortared brickwork and slate-look terracotta tiles, which ensure the home’s impressive appearance is timeless.
Stretches of horizontal timber windows; wide, sheltering eaves and a statement entry porch have been used to great dramatic and practical effect, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of the home, as well as its functionality.
Englehart Homes prides itself on building prestige homes of the highest quality, while at the same time delivering maximum satisfaction with minimal fuss. The long-established company has built an enviable reputation and boasts many satisfied customers who are enthusiastic about the product and service Englehart Homes provides.
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