Enjoy Taste Of Bali Every Day
- Published on 22 November 2014
The Chalina’s resort vibe deliberately calls on the easy and seamless style of a chilled-out Balinese villa.
A stunning open living zone segues effortlessly via pillar-less corner sliders to a lushly styled alfresco area, complete with water feature, fragrant frangipanis, timber-lined ceiling and ceiling fan. The main suite, discreetly tucked away behind the theatre at the front of the home, has access to a separate part of the outdoor retreat.
There are decorative timber touches everywhere, contrasting with cool stone and dark, patterned feature tiles. Indulgent inclusions, such as a scullery and super-sized, dual-access laundry, add style and practicality.
BGC Residential general manager Mark Anderson said National Homes was known for offering an additional level of luxury to every lifestyle. The Chalina continued the theme, creating a resort-style home that allowed clients to enjoy all the luxury features they would experience when on holiday, in the comfort of their own home.
“For clients who love the finer things in life, and in their home, this is the perfect design, ” he said. “The overall feeling of the home is relaxing and open, allowing easy integration between the indoors and out, following similar styling to a Balinese villa.”
The Chalina has a dedicated entry, with the parents’ retreat off to one side. The main suite includes a bedroom, a walk-through dressing room and a darkly elegant ensuite with stone benchtop, deep twin vanity and stylish tapware.
A decorative timber screen gives definition to the entrance to the open living zone, with a living and dining area overlooked by a kitchen which has been specifically designed to increase the connection with the rest of the space. A high island bench with waterfall ends is set perpendicular to the main kitchen zone to create a seamless flow into the dining and living areas. A scullery off the kitchen extends the attractive styling of the main wet zone, with a picture window, stone benches and woven-look tiled splashback.
The laundry, which runs along the back of the house, cleverly connects with both the scullery and the minor bedroom wing on the other side of the house. A powder room has also been built into the space. The minor wing has three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a small open office which leads to a private alfresco zone.
Mr Anderson said the home had been designed for families that loved to entertain.
The open-plan area had been designed to maximise the space, while the sliding doors through to the outdoor living area opened to create one big zone.
In an unusual feature for a home design, the Chalina offered the opportunity to create three separate outdoor retreats.
In addition to the main outdoor space, accessible from both the living area and kitchen: “Sliding door access from the master suite allows clients to create a private haven from their own personal retreat — making the space perfect for a spa or day bed set up for those lazy afternoons. The activity room also has a separate alfresco area, giving flexibility to create an outdoor children’s space or a separate outdoor area for guests.”
He said the set-up of the rear section in particular was practical, elegant and perfectly structured.
The Chalina — set on an 18.5m wide lot but able to be tailored to 17m or 15m frontages — is priced at $309,990 as displayed, and can built from $227,990.
Publication Date: 22/11/2014
Headline: Enjoy Taste Of Bali Every Day