Off-beat by name, off-beat by nature

Off-beat by name, off-beat by nature

A flexible floor plan that is able to grow with the family, an expansive entertainment hub and a nod to late teen actor River Phoenix; this home by Switch Homes truly has it all.

On display in Baldivis, The Phoenix provides all of the key elements required to suit families of all shapes and sizes.

“A dedicated children’s wing at the front of the home, which features three bedrooms, a study area and separate bathroom, is both private and functional for a large or growing family,” Switch Homes General Manager Simon Greenlaw said.

“This is convenient and, by housing the rooms together, enables better use of space in key entertainment areas to the rear of the home.”

Making it the ideal space for family entertainment, the rear of the home features the open-plan living and dining areas, which are separated by a well-appointed central kitchen. The freestanding Smeg oven takes pride of place and, coupled with the glass and stainless steel rangehood, feature hexagonal splashback tiles and stone benchtops, makes for a space all family members will enjoy cooking in.

“The kitchen is situated between the living and dining areas and overlooks the adjoining alfresco area, making it the real heart of the home,” Mr Greenlaw said.

“With an island bench doubling as a breakfast bar and entertainment buffet, you can be entertaining guests no matter where they are.”

This entertainment hub at the rear of the home boasts beautiful uninterrupted views of the alfresco and backyard area. Large windows encompass the majority of the rear wall of the home, which allow natural light to flood into this social area.

“Sitting between the living and dining areas, the alfresco is conveniently located for integrated indoor/outdoor entertaining,” Mr Greenlaw said. “The use of feature glazing within this area is perfect to capitalise on rear views and draw upon natural light.”

The impressive use of glass continues throughout the home and creates a wonderful sense of space and relaxation. Windows have been placed internally and their use between the rear of the home and the cinema is functional as well as inspired.

“The addition of a separate cinema with feature viewing window is a great space for kids to entertain friends whilst being in close proximity to the main living areas,” Mr Greenlaw said.

Occupying a section of the home all to itself is the expansive and elegant master suite. Mr Greenlaw said homeowners would feel transported to their own private haven upon entering the room.

“Beautifully proportioned with a large bedroom, expansive walk-in robe and stunning ensuite with double basins, shower recess and separate toilet, it is the perfect retreat to hideaway in,” he said.

The name of this particular display home owes itself to the particularly off-beat nature of its design team, according to Mr Greenlaw.

“This display was named by our design team, whom have a quirky sense of humour and a love of the late teen idol River Phoenix,” he said.

“You’ll find the 80s cult classic, coming-of-age film Stand By Me on repeat in the design den at our office on any given day.”

The Phoenix comes in a choice of different floor plans and specification levels (Display, Aspire and Lifestyle), it can be built from $246,000 and a 12m-wide by 30m-deep block is the ideal starting point for the home.

Located in Baldivis, the home is open for viewing Mondays and Wednesdays from 2-5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm.

Source: The West Australian, New Homes Magazine