A lavish use of timber adds real personality to this house design. Images: Fairhaven Homes
STATEMENT black finishes combined with natural timber and strong architectural lines give the Lonsdale 409, by Fairhaven Homes, a cool, modern feel.
The contemporary two-storey home radiates warmth and character with an innovative design that makes it stand out from the rest.
“Upon entry, the honed masonry feature wall brings the warm, natural material from outside in, creating a grand entrance,” Fairhaven Homes sales and marketing manager Jake Munday said.
The honed masonry feature wall brings a natural touch.
The entry opens to a study on one side, with a powder room and then a laundry up next.
The creative use of timber delivers feature accents and focal points to contrast the cool greys of the carpet, tiles and walls.
“Contemporary timber cladding was used in the family room and main bedroom to zone the spaces and highlight the overall hotel-like feel,” Mr Munday said.
A wide, timber-lined doorway defines the entrance to the generous open-plan family room while also adding to the personality and welcoming feel of the space.
In the main bedroom, a timber feature wall wraps up and over the bed for an eye-catching effect that elevates the room to luxe.
This bedroom also has a sumptuous skylight-lit ensuite with freestanding bath and oversized shower, as well as a huge walk-in wardrobe/dressing room.
Timber is a warm foil to the cool greys.
Light floods into the ensuite thanks to a skylight.
The ensuite and walk-in wardrobe/dressing room channel a luxury resort.
Other timber elements that help define different spaces and create a consistent design flow include built-in desks, feature joinery and even a barn-style timber sliding door on the theatre room.
A grand staircase near the family and meals area has glass balustrading and is overlooked by large windows.
The open staircase is a real eye-catcher.
Timber and black combine for a modern, up-market look.
But what really has people talking is the novel approach to the alfresco living space. In the Lonsdale, it is referred to as a “lanai”, described by Mr Munday as a “modern take on indoor/outdoor living”.
Sliding stacker doors to three sides of this covered space and generous bifolds off the kitchen allow this outdoor room to be open or closed as needed.
“The design provides an abundance of light and that desired outdoor feel, yet it meets the practicality of Melbourne’s climate,” Mr Munday said.
Weather proof: the alfresco space known as a “lanai”.
The family room opens effortlessly to the covered outdoor area.
The entertainer’s kitchen offers a perfect balance of storage, style and space, with a user-friendly focus. Handless cabinetry presents a streamlined and sophisticated look to match today’s up-market expectations.
The kitchen also has a large walk-in pantry with access to the garage.
A second living space is upstairs within easy reach of the four bedrooms and family bathroom, while a separate study is peacefully located at the front of the ground floor.
The look is streamlined in the entertainer’s kitchen.
A place for everything.
At a glance
Size: 380sq m including porch, alfresco zone and garage (as displayed)
Price: From $389,900; as displayed $564,612
Address: 1 Bendoc St, Wollert
Open: 11am-5pm daily
Fairhaven Homes’ Lonsdale 409 display home.