The Monet 55 display home, by Carter Grange, in Balwyn. Pictures: Carter Grange
HERE is a home that combines the beauty and elegance of timeless French provincial style with a modern twist.
The Monet 55 by Carter Grange has a commanding street presence, thanks to the wrought-iron detailing, casement windows and classic hipped roof, while the stately front door adds to the grand first impression.
Step inside and you’ll find the home marries grace with modern convenience.
Carter Grange metro sales consultant Kate Stutterd-Kitts said the company’s aim with this home was to build a grand 55-square (511sq m) residence with a high-level finish and design for less than $1 million.
The home marries grace with modern convenience.
A separate study with built-in desk is a welcome addition.
The home offers plenty of areas to relax. It has formal living and dining rooms at the front, a casual open plan at the rear, a covered alfresco area and a large upstairs leisure space.
“It is a beautifully zoned house full of luxury inclusions,” Ms Stutterd-Kitts said.
“Upstairs is a wonderful resting zone, while downstairs is for partying, entertaining and being together.”
The design also aims to make busy family lifestyles easier by grouping key work areas.
A mud room is accessed directly off the garage and is an ideal space for school bags, sports shoes and equipment.
Off the mud room is the laundry, which leads into the butler’s pantry and kitchen — making offloading shopping from the car nice and easy.
The staircase is stately.
Just one of several places to chill: the covered alfresco area.
The kitchen pairs style with function and features stone benches, two-pack cabinetry, soft-close drawers, integrated fridges and Miele appliances.
The butler’s pantry, which has an additional dry pantry, is a food-preparation zone that will keep the kitchen showpiece-worthy when entertaining.
Other design highlights include two fireplaces (one in the formal living area and the other in the family room), eye-catching built-in wine storage under the stairs, French-oak parquetry flooring and a separate study with a built-in desk.
Stone benches and two-pack cabinetry are among the high-level finishes.
Walk this way: French-oak parquetry lends elegance.
The main bedroom will sweep you off your feet, particularly the breathtaking ensuite and palatial walk-in wardrobe/dressing room with custom cabinetry that includes a built-in dressing table.
“Beautiful big doors create a grand entrance to the main bedroom, which is a real parents’ zone,” Ms Stutterd-Kitts said.
There are three other bedrooms on this floor, one with an ensuite and two with ensuite-style access to the main bathroom. Each bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe.
Buyers have the opportunity to customise the home’s facade and floorplan for an individual look.
Beauty sleep: the luxurious main bedroom.
The walk-in wardrobe dazzles with its space and fit-out.
At a glance
Size: 511.93sq m including porch, alfresco area and garage (as displayed)
Price: From $600,620; as displayed, $976,836
Address: 295 Belmore Rd, Balwyn
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