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Englehart Homes Project 8

This luxurious home is located directly opposite the beach and has been designed to embrace and appreciate life on the coast. To complement the location, the exterior is finished in warm hues, featuring a curved roofline that is in keeping with the natural beach surrounds.

In order for the owners to enjoy the distant bay views at any time of the day or night, all the main living spaces are located upstairs, with bedroom suites on the lower level. The living spaces are filled with natural light from the multiple highlight windows located above, as well as the floor-to-ceiling glass, which again allows for dramatic coastal views.

From the moment of entry into the home, there is a striking sense of quality with the use of high-end fittings and fixtures. Designed for sophisticated entertaining, the expansive floor plan opens to beautifully landscaped gardens, as well as a pool to allow for maximum enjoyment of the area. An alfresco dining space means the owners can cater to large groups throughout the summer months.

In addition to the large stretches of windows to capture the view, the kitchen and living areas upstairs also open onto a large balcony, which is an ideal place to relax during hot nights. The balcony provides an impressive street statement, complementing the refined design and comfortable living environment while also remaining appropriate to the home’s location.

Designed to suit the needs of a busy, growing family, the home’s large basement area incorporates a gymnasium, theatre and ample storage to maximise on the use of a limited site area. The north orientation of the home along the side boundary presented an opportunity to maximise on energy efficiency.

The dwelling has been designed to ensure occupant comfort by creating as much solar access as possible. The design also combines elevated floors, a wide overhanging roof protecting west-facing windows and high-value thermal insulation to ensure excellent thermal efficiency.

External areas have been strategically located to ensure they can be used as much as possible in warmer months, while also providing easy access from living areas.

Extensive consultation was made with the client throughout the process of this project, including briefing, design development and during construction to ensure all the clients’ expectations were met.

Englehart Homes recognises the importance of a strong relationship between the company and the client, providing the appropriate support and services to help achieve excellence and even some elements of exclusivity that perfectly complement the Englehart Homes brand and objectives of innovation and value for money.

The end result is both impressive and timeless, evoking a sense of permanence through the combination of feature brickwork and stonework. Materials and finishes were selected to both achieve the original design intent, but to also maintain a clear view of the client’s final budget.

Englehart Homes came to fruition in 1979, when Ron Englehart had a vision to create homes for clients that were architecturally-designed, of high quality, innovative and functional, as well as being environmentally sensitive. Englehart identified a gap in the market, for buyers who wanted to build their dream homes without necessarily blowing their entire budget on architects.

In order to make things as easy as possible for customers, Englehart built his first display home, The Cooinda, in Templestowe in 1980. It enabled him to showcase a range of features all in one home so buyers could visualise their own project plans. With the success of this display and the launch of Englehart Homes onto the market, the company continued to introduce innovative new designs to home buyers for a range of different lifestyles, tastes and budgets.

Over the years, Englehart Homes has earned more than 100 industry awards. Today, approximately 80 per cent of Englehart Homes are individually-designed, though most start out as a variation of one of the company’s display home designs.

With a committed team Englehart Homes is able to turn the dreams of home buyers into reality at an appealing budget. The company works with the simple philosophy that all 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 customers. With the belief that customer satisfaction is key when designing a home, Englehart Homes builds with an eye on quality finishes and innovation.


Englehart Homes

796 High Street
Kew East
Tel: (03) 9810 2800
Fax: (03) 9810 2810
Website: www.engleharthomes.com.au