Luxury and style hit The Marque

Luxury and style hit The Marque

The West Australian New Homes, 14 Jan 2012
Cathy Watts

Clever modern ideas for entertaining abound in the four-bedroom Marque display home, where the open-plan kitchen, family and alfresco areas blend in the centre of the home.

marque_elevationFrom the double-door entry under a sheltering porch, an entrance hall leads to the living and entertaining areas.

The L-shaped kitchen, family and meals areas wrap around the timber-decked alfresco area which is effectively in one “corner” of the greater living area.

This alfresco area can be accessed via stacking glass doors, which, when open, create a seamless blend with the indoors.

A built-in remote-controlled low-line gas fireplace is a feature of the living area while the kitchen provides easy viewing and outside access for the cook. A practical entertaining nook is at one end of the kitchen, next to the alfresco area.

It works almost as a 70s-style bar, but updated and moved to where it will get most use. National Homes general manager Anthony Staltari made particular mention of this handy feature, which includes an integrated wine rack, built-in bar fridge and coffee machine recesses, with overhead cupboards for glassware.

Mr Staltari said the kitchen was worthy of any would-be MasterChef, who would feel right at home.

“Under a central feature bulkhead, an island bench with engineered stone top houses the premium stainless-steel appliances, including two side-by-side stainless-steel ovens, a hotplate with cast-iron trivets and a feature canopy range hood,” he said.

“There is ample storage, including an integrated appliance cupboard with bi-folding doors.” Mr Staltari said the Marque was a showcase for National Homes’ focus on creating a design which was beautifully finished, but also functional.

“This home features a striking blend of luxury, style and innovative design, and there are numerous stand-out features which are sure to impress,” he said.

“Specifically aimed at families looking for a bit of luxury in their life, the level of specification is a head above the competition.”

Thoughtful design is apparent throughout the home, where the entry hall has a shopper’s entry from the garage and a practical walk-in storage area.

The parents’ wing at the front of the home has a roomy bedroom and a walk-in robe. The ensuite has a twin vanity finished in engineered stone and semi-recessed china basins, a bath and corner shower.Also opening from the entry hall is the study and theatre room.

The three children’s bedrooms are at the back of the home, along with the second bathroom and laundry. Completing this wing is a children’s activity room.

A version of the Marque is available from $201,789.

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