Workshop with tradies in mind
- Published on 03 March 2014
A workshop and off-street parking make National Homes Radisson display, at Baldivis, an appealing option for tradespeople with work trailers, caravanning and camping enthusiasts, and families with extra cars.
General manager Mark Anderson said the home was primarily designed for trade-oriented people who didn’t want their valuable possessions on the front driveway.
People love the workshop and the additional parking space this design provides, Mr Anderson said.
The home was adaptable for other buyers including younger couples with hobbies such as boating, camping, fishing or fitness, who needed the extra room to store equipment, or growing families looking for space for cars, boats or childrens hobbies.
We know many clients want a three-car garage or workshop, but with blocks becoming narrower this isn’t always an option, Mr Anderson said. Versions of this home fit on a standard 15m-frontage block, giving families room to facilitate their lifestyle without having to spend extra money on an unusually large block.
Building covenants in some estates required work vehicles, boats and caravans to be stored away from the street he said.
The workshop, at the back of a private courtyard on the left side of the display, has a manual roller door and plenty of room for work benches, gym equipment, tools, garden implements or sports gear plus space to park a boat, trailer or caravan in front.
The home has a chunky stone wall extending beyond the front door into the entry. This wall contrasts with the two-toned rendered walls, and neutral Colorbond roof and garage doors.
Inside, the free-flowing floor plan accommodates a range of buyers.
At the front, the main suite is a private retreat, with a spacious sleeping area, dressing room and ensuite, with double shower, stone-topped double vanity and separate toilet. A glazed door opens to a side courtyard.
Across the entry, the theatre room has space for comfortable seating opposite a broad backdrop for the big-screen TV. It is separate, yet close to the main living zone, where the family room, dining area and kitchen link to a big alfresco area through glazed stacker doors.
The kitchen boasts a big, island bench with stone top, banks of drawers and a breakfast bar. There is ample storage space in cabinets against two walls, plus a walk-in pantry, overhead cupboards and appliance cupboard.
A neat activity room and three big minor bedrooms, each with a built-in robe, are in a separate wing, with the main bathroom, laundry, and an access door to the garage and workshop.
The whole layout of the home is functional, practical and offers something for every member of the family, Mr Anderson said. Families with children will use the activity room in the minor bedroom wing, and the additional alfresco area off this space provides a safe place for children to play outdoors at home.=94
The home was an entry in the 2013 HIA Perth Housing Awards in the display homes $290,001 to $340,000 category. For inquiries phone National Homes on 9214 1133.
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Byline: Maureen Eppen
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