Workshop gives DIY lovers a sporting chance
- Published on 06 August 2013
A dedicated workshop for hobbies, crafts, DIY activities or play is a stand-out feature of National Homes’ new Radisson display, at the Rivergums estate in Baldivis.
The workshop is tucked at the back of a private courtyard down the left side and includes a manual roller door and ample space for work benches or sports gear — with room to park a boat, trailer or caravan in front.
There’s also a separate double garage at the front, with remote-controlled sectional door, and personal doors into the house and connecting to the courtyard near the workshop.
Brand manager Tony Harvie said the workshop was perfect for a number of hobbies. “The most exciting part about the addition of a workshop to our display home range is hearing visitors discuss the way the space would work for their family — the possibilities are endless,” Mr Harvie said.
A chunky stone wall, installed by a professional stonemason, adds colour and texture to the front elevation, extending beyond the front door into the entrance hall. Its earthy brown tones contrast effectively with the light rendered walls and Colorbond roof, and complement a portal-style wall in deep khaki that fronts the central portico. Black steel frames and wiring enhance the facade, and are incorporated in a gate that gives extra security to the workshop and courtyard.
Mr Harvie said the elevation provided a fitting indication of the luxury found within the home. “The design concept for this home involved looking at the importance of family, while allowing each family member to grow and pursue activities individually.”
“The conclusion was the most efficient way to achieve this was to create zones for each family member to retreat while still coming together to enjoy those special family moments in the centre of the home.”
The glazed front door opens to a long, gallery-style entry, where the feature cladding creates a warm welcome. A personal door from the garage is on the left, and there’s a door to the main suite on the right.
In the main suite, a full-height corner window brightens the spacious sleeping area, the fitted walk-in robe is big enough to use as a dressing room, and the elegant ensuite has a double stone-topped vanity with inset square basins, double shower with semi-frameless pivoting screen door and a tiled seat at one end, and a separate toilet.
A glazed door provides access to a private courtyard with timber deck, bench seat, stacked-stone wall and feature black steel pergola, down the side of the house. “The whole space has been created to feel light and open. The luxurious double shower with two roses will delight, while the sliding door from the master suite to a private garden offers the opportunity to create an outdoor oasis, away from the open-plan living.”
Further along the entry, the theatre room is a comfortable, practical space well suited to its purpose and offering views to the workshop courtyard through a side window.
Beyond the entry hall, the impressive scale of the main living zone is immediately evident, with the living room, dining area and kitchen occupying a generously proportioned area linked through stacker sliding doors to a big corner alfresco area.
The kitchen is bold and beautiful, dominated by a big island bench with chunky stone top, recessed display shelf, banks of drawers and a breakfast bar at one end. There’s plenty of work and storage space plus a walk-in pantry, overhead cupboards and nifty appliance cupboard and display shelf with a slide-up door. Technika appliances are in sleek stainless steel.
Three double minor bedrooms are in a separate wing, with the main bathroom, laundry and an activity room linked to a porch or secondary alfresco area. Each bedroom has a built-in robe, and the laundry links to the courtyard near the workshop and the back of the garage.
Versions of this home can be built from $226,990.
Open-plan living zone, separate theatre room and activity room, alfresco area, stone benchtops, feature stacked-stone cladding, double garage with sectional door, plus separate lock-up workshop.
Publication Date: 27/07/2013
Publication: The Westn Australian
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