Real Estate

You’ll want to get away to this chilled out holiday house

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2018-12-13 13:22:17

When you have walked through as many holiday home displays as I have, you get used to seeing neutral facades, airy interiors and homes that evoke a relaxed environment.

However, walking towards Sarah Homes’ Lindsay 160 design, I found myself genuinely excited by the daring contemporary facade, as it dangled a promise that this wouldn’t be just another holiday home.

The warm timber decking is contrasted by the off-white Colorbond and deep navy cladding, which creates this interesting architectural structure that would look equally at home near the coast or on an acreage.

Sarah Homes’ Julie Durand says the design was inspired by clients wanting a calm and informal feeling home that worked with their needs.

“The design is extremely flexible, able to be tailored to suit different blocks and family dynamics,” she says.

“There is no formal entry and no formal rooms, the home was designed with a large central open living area to appeal to those that want a relaxed modern lifestyle.”

The first thing I noticed about the design was how both access points could easily be used as a main entrance, which is a huge plus when it comes to making the most of your allotment’s views.

“Most homes are designed for traditional land allotments that are rectangular, but this home has a square footprint, giving it a unique edge,” she says.

“It is a straightforward, open design with a large voluminous feel.”

Which is felt the moment you walk into the main living space, which expands around you to reveal the dining, living and kitchen area.

In terms of dream inclusions, sky lights are towards the top of the list as they allow light to flood through your home and almost become a moving artwork when you lay on the couch.

Although an optional extra, the difference they make to the main space is huge, allowing the light to bounce off the crisp interior and draw your eye to the warm tones of the kitchen and the oak floating floors.

Tucked away at the front of the home, the fourth bedroom provides the ability to convert the space into a rumpus room, nursery or home office. This flexibility ensures your home will grow with your family needs well over time.

The central kitchen has plenty of storage and is located next to large sliding doors, opening out to the undercover decking, which can only be described as an entertainer’s dream.

Moving down the hallway, the remaining two bedrooms are nestled around the laundry and although they do not have robes, they’re well sized to allow for storage solutions.

The laundry also lacks storage or bench space, however the decking outside the laundry door almost acts as an outdoor mudroom providing a spot for any sandy or muddy apparel.

On the right of the hallway, the main bathroom consists of a large double shower, bath, vanity and separate toilet.

Further down, the hallway expands out to reveal the master bedroom which personally, was a stand out in terms of features.

Although the large floor space and sliding robes were a big plus, what really won me over was the ability to completely open out the room through sliding doors onto a private deck – which created day dreams of sitting out on the deck on a crisp morning with a cup of coffee, watching the sunrise.

The master ensuite also proves impressive, although the tall window in the double shower might induce some thought as to how close the neighbours are to your home.

Walking through this design, the neutral interior immediately created a sense of calm, which is exactly what you want from a holiday home.

“The home features neutral interior decor and seems quite tranquil and relaxed, while still very modern,” Julie says.

“(The design) provides holiday home buyers something different to their main home in Adelaide, however having said that we have had clients build it as their main residence.”

Which is understandable, as the striking facade would look at home in the trendy suburbs as much as it would in a vacation setting.

Sarah Homes have clearly taken their time designing the Lindsay 160, effortlessly balancing the relaxed nature of a holiday home with contemporary design and the features we love in our everyday homes, without breaking the bank.

With 199sqm total size and 147sqm living area, this design promises to provide your family plenty of space to relax and will easily grow with your needs over the years.

In terms of holiday homes, the Lindsay 160 is definitely worth taking the time to visit.


BUILDER: Sarah Homes

DESIGN: Lindsay 160

PRICE: From $108,500

DETAILS: 199sqm total size, 147sqm living area, 4 bedrooms, 1 living area, 2 bathrooms