Family vision realised
Residing on a sloping corner block at 54 Bournemouth Parade in picturesque Trigg, the family behind this Switch Homes custom build was keen to have two attractive street elevations – the main entrance and parking on one side and a garage and second entrance on the lower, secondary street.
The professional couple and their four teenage children wanted to each have their own space, in addition to two separate entertaining areas – one for the parents, and one for the teenagers and visiting guests. At the heart of the entire design and layout, the home needed to maximise energy efficiency.
Given these specific design requirements and principles, the family engaged David Hillam of Hillam Architects for the concept plan and elevations. Adam Roxby of Roxby Architects then rationalised the concept with the desired budget and worked closely with Switch Homes to ensure the client’s vision was fulfilled. According to Switch Homes Construction Manager Adrian Schneeberger, it was pivotal to have low-maintenance finishes and features whilst embracing the beachside vibes of Trigg.
“Warm tones and natural textures were employed throughout, with the rich textures of the spotted gum flooring paired with neutral wall colours and an abundance of natural light, resulting in a luxurious, relaxed atmosphere,” Mr Schneeberger said.
“Located on Trigg’s beautiful coastline, the home encapsulates the coastal climate year round, resulting in a warm, welcoming home that seamlessly integrates the indoor and outdoor areas to take full advantage of Perth’s great weather.” The home’s innovative design enables the large family to enjoy a master bedroom plus four minor bedrooms and two sitting areas.
“The design was all about maximising space and allocating designated spaces for each resident,” Mr Schneeberger said. “The rooms are well-sized for teenage/ young adult occupants, with walk-in robes and spacious bathrooms.”
The stunning beachside setting means ocean views are easily available from the upstairs north and west-facing rooms, along with gorgeous views out to the park to the east.
Celebrating the kitchen as one of the more widely used areas in a home, this one doesn’t miss a beat, with all the latest Miele appliances, ample storage options and breakfast bar to boot.
An outdoor shower is accessible from the multipurpose laundry and scullery area, whilst the rear garden is centred by a large jarrah deck and bordered by fruit trees, effortlessly integrating with the huge open-plan living and dining area
“A seated corner nook of the yard features a frangipani tree, and a water feature and fig tree have been espaliered along the west-facing wall to soften the afternoon sun and reflect heat” Mr Schneeberger said.
Homeowner Andrew Van Bentum couldn’t have been more pleased with the final product.
“It’s a beautiful home, and has a light airy feel that is an absolute pleasure to live in,” he said.
With all the latest and greatest technologies imaginable, dimmable LED lighting in every room, ducted air-conditioning throughout and smart wiring make this home a real reflection of the latest in design and innovation.
“Switch Homes are experts in difficult and unique blocks and this build was no exception,” Mr Schneeberger said.
Source: The West Australian, New Homes Magazine