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Dechellis Homes’ Iconic design at Blackwood Park estate

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-12-03 16:20:34

As someone who loves looking through homes and gathering ideas from them, when I see a home with such desirable features that I imagine myself taking up residence, then I’ll start doing the sums to see if a move would be financially viable.

That was the case after I looked through one of Dechellis Homes’ latest displays at Blackwood Park and saw the amazing light in the Iconic display’s main living zone.

I want those massive, wide windows, I silently memoed myself. The tall 3.5m ceiling in the lower part of the split-level display (the home is on a sloping block) is a must-have too.

Even the light, clean Scandinavian style, with matte white finishes, light timber, elegant stone-look tiling and soft greys, which is not usually my style, is completely appealing.

But let’s get back to basics and give you a few details about this large family home.

The Iconic design, is one of Dechellis Homes’ most luxurious displays, and offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a powder room, four living areas including an office and a study, an alfresco and a double garage.

At 16.79m wide and 25.76m deep, the Iconic’s 354.26sqm makes it a true family home with an abundance of space.

And yes, this does feel like one of those homes that go on forever, with separate levels and nooks and corridor twists that create an interesting layout and a series of different zones.

“The Iconic is a great family home as there are three separate wings; the master suite at the front, the main community living area and minor bedrooms split at the rear,” Dechellis Homes’ sales and marketing officer Melissa Treppiedi says.

“It is also perfect for all lifestyles, from a busy family life to people who love to entertain.”

The entrance section of the Iconic is at street level, the highest point of the display, and features the garage, a fabulous powder room on one side of the generous entry hall, an open office and an expansive master suite.

This part of the home has a different vibe to the lighter lower level and is dark and moody, with grand cornices and a majestic ceiling with gorgeous amber pendants setting the tone.

The office is most definitely a grown up zone, and I like how it’s open yet has been made private from the street with the inclusion of three long narrow windows.

It acts as the entry point to the master suite which is among the most vast I have seen.

Like the rest of the home, the master goes off in multiple directions, with a generous walk-in wardrobe behind the bedhead, and then to find the second even more generous wardrobe, you have a choice of two ways to reach it.

Walk around the vanity partition and you’ll find the freestanding bath and open WIR have a clear view outdoors.

Tucked behind the bath, a large shower and a private toilet sit at opposite ends.

The scale of the ensuite really is one of those showstoppers that make you immediately jealous as you add it to your home wishlist.

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“The design of the Iconic walk-in robes showcases just one option of fit-out, the sky is the limit when it comes to what clients can include in their own WIR,” Melissa says.

“Clients desire lots of hanging space and the most on-trend feature currently is a built-in dressing table. As a custom home builder we allow our clients to work with our joiner to create their perfect set up in accordance with their requirements and budget.”

Follow the hall passage around to the left and the laundry won’t leave you feeling disappointed either as you admire the timber-look door handles, the smooth, matte white cupboards and the elegant chevron tile splashback that showcases how simple white can look its most effective. Even the switches are divine in the thin white and timber profile, so you’ll want to take a closer look at those as well.

From this point, the home follows two directions: the children’s bedroom wing down one set of stairs, and via another set of stairs you’ll reach the main living/kitchen/dining zone.

Go one way and you’ll reach three bedrooms (all good sizes, two with study areas incorporated), a study/rumpus, a spacious three-way bathroom, and a home theatre with double doors that can be closed off so you can turn the sound up.

“The ‘Iconic’ floorplan is unique as it has a number of different wings and private sections,” Melissa says.

“Based on this, we incorporated large windows in each room to let in as much light as possible and to make the space feel more open. The light neutral interior colour palette has also been selected to achieve the same effect.”

It’s the brilliantly light open-plan living zone that is my favourite though, and the large commercial-size windows and oversized sliding stacker doors have all the impact.

It almost feels like you are stepping down into a whole new home as the floorplan meanders around a side garden that you can see from any point in the space thanks to those windows.

The living area is defined by the stone-tiled surround on the gas fireplace and low timber joinery which creates a sleek niche for the television as well as extra storage space.

“The main living area of our Iconic display home definitely makes a big impression, the 3.5m high ceilings and large commercial windows/doors are a stunning feature,” Melissa says.

“The minimalistic furniture and decor allows the design features to really standout, such as the beautiful cornice in the entry, kitchen design as well as the different ceiling levels throughout the home.”

Across the room, the Scandinavian-inspired kitchen is glorious in its minimalism and if there’s ever been a time when I’ve wished I could keep my home super sleek, it was now, as this kitchen looks immaculate. Handleless cabinet doors in a fingerprint-free finish, the same tiles as on the laundry splashback, a timber laminate (Laminex Impressions in Honey Elm in riven finish) as an accent and the discreet marbled look on the island bench creates clean, elegant lines.

Adding to the clean feel, the walk-in pantry is a stunner simply due to the fact the facing wall is clad in the timber laminate with open shelving as a highlight. Above and below counter cupboards, some cleverly disguised as drawers for a streamlined look, a double sink and two sides of pantry shelving make this a wow-factor space.

“The kitchen design is extremely practical with its simple layout, ample benchspace and endless amounts of storage and including a walk-in pantry,” Melissa says.

Outside, the display has an outdoor kitchen (optional upgrade) in the alfresco and the tiles used have a beautiful tone. Also making this space special is the clever addition of a timber shelf which dress it up, and it’s ideas like this that anyone could recreate at home.

These smaller points of difference, as well as a floorplan which meanders inward and out to create the abundant light, is what set this home apart. Of course, for those with a hillside block, the Iconic may be of interest, too.

“Our Iconic display home was designed for the sloping site that it was built on at Craigburn Farm which is why it was required to be a split-level home,” Melissa says.

“However, this floorplan can be easily built on a more level site as we can customise our floorplans to any site requirements.

“We believe the ‘Iconic’ design ticks all the boxes for people who would like their home to be a little different, however still be fully functional.”