The Sahara 40 combines function and flow. Pictures: Chris Groenhout
A FUNCTIONAL floorplan tops the list for what families want in a new home.
The spaces need to work for active lifestyles and different age groups, but also offer places for rest and retreat.
The two-storey Sahara 40 by Henley has an easy flow from the moment you step inside.
The statement entry radiates an inviting feel that will make your shoulders instantly relax at the thought of being home.
The warm oak floor combined with feature wall tiling uses an earthy-toned palette to help create a tranquil atmosphere.
The raised bulkhead gives the entry a sense of presence, and see-through panelling separates the study and theatre room from the walkway, a design element that allows light to flow from one space to another.
The welcoming entry has several standout features, including wall tiling.
Wall panels subtly separate the theatre room from the hall.
The Sahara has multiple spaces to cater for everyone’s entertainment needs, including a theatre room and open living zone downstairs, plus a large leisure area upstairs.
“The open floorplan, which integrates the living, dining, kitchen and alfresco space, is incredibly functional. There is a really spacious feeling generated,” Henley managing director Peter Hayes said of his favourite design aspect.
Each area within the open set-up is clearly defined and given a sense of identity while still maintaining a seamless flow.
An in-built fireplace and entertainment unit form the focal point of the living room, while dual access points to the alfresco area open the design up further, integrating the outdoors with inside.
The open-plan living area features an in-built fireplace and entertainment unit.
The indoors and outdoors seamlessly integrate.
The kitchen has good views of the living area, dining space and alfresco area. This offers parents a key vantage point while cooking to supervise young children at play and provides everyday spaces where families can interact with ease.
Other kitchen highlights include a stone-topped island bench, gloss cabinetry, 900mm European appliances including a dual wall-mounted oven, plus a spacious butler’s pantry.
The kitchen is nicely placed for parents to watch over activities.
There’s no shortage of storage in the butler’s pantry.
Bedrooms are zoned upstairs, where you’ll find two of the three secondary rooms have walk-in robes, perfect for older children. But the main bedroom is the star, complete with a private balcony and a large dressing room and ensuite.
The main bedroom has a generosity of space.
A large dressing room is a bonus feature.
The eye-catching Phoenix facade, as displayed, has plenty of street appeal, but the home also comes in another 15 facade options.
You’ll notice the garage has been set back, allowing the home’s facade to be the main focus. This also creates more driveway space, a plus for families with adult children who have their own cars.
The Phoenix facade is on display at Point Cook.
At a glance
Size: 390.6sq m including porch, alfresco area, balcony and garage (as displayed)
Price: From $340,900; as displayed, $422,601
Address: 8 Payson Drive, Point Cook
Open: 11am-5.30pm daily