Carefully considered materials were used building this two-storey residence, with functionality, sustainability and aesthetics front of mind. A brick base holds the home sturdy. Wide gutters and pitched gables maximise the volume collected in the 2000 litre underground water tanks. The durable timber board has retardant qualities important in this semi-bushland setting on this escarpment edge abode.
Behind the clean lines of the facade lies an eclectic modern colonial home with an attractive north-east aspect, and sprawling mountain views. Upon entry, the eye is immediately drawn to the stunning parquetry flooring. A labour of love, the floors feature 10,000 pieces of honey coloured timber. Builder Paul Smolenski, who constructed the home and has lived in it with his family for the past decade, laid each of the boards by hand. Towering above, the enormous fourteen foot ceilings are illuminated by natural light steaming in through the magnificent wall length windows.
The warm jewel toned kitchen boasts charcoal bench tops, and a matching breakfast bench, finished with a rustic slab of timber. The light, fresh walls and glossy cabinetry playfully juxtapose the dark accents of the kitchen. Entirely open plan, the heart of the home is looks proudly out to the glorious landscape surrounds. Grand stone mantles house modern fireplaces, centring the living room by creating focal points in which occupants and guests may gather. French doors seamlessly lead onto the generous terrace, capitalising on the breathtaking views of the mountains and valley below.
Artwork is used sparingly in the home and is instead, large windows frame the views. Each of the five bedrooms is enveloped by views of the immaculately maintained garden. The garden alludes to luxury, working as a privacy screen and secluding the home from the rest of the world.
Adjacent to the home, a beautiful two bedroom villa contains an open plan living and dining area, with a sheltered patio meeting the living room at sliding glass doors. As well as views of the manicured garden, its light filled kitchen has stone benchtops and ample storage space. The villa maintains the same bright, neutral colour palette of its neighbour, while gorgeous hardwood floors present an elegant point of difference. Beckoning hours of languorous lounging, with more windows than walls, is its stunning sunroom.
The home is perched on an escarpment, with acres of garden and a covetable vantage point from which to view the rolling hills. Seasonal vegetable patches flourish, fed through a private water supply. Shade trees obscure visions of any neighbouring properties, making this home feel private, luxurious, and secluded.
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