Building your dream home: a knock down rebuild project


This knock down rebuild project highlights the advantages of working with an experienced home builder

Storybook Designer Homes loves knock down rebuild projects. With agencies Australia-wide, the company ensures every home is individually designed and budget controlled to suit the unique needs of the clients.

The selected example is to be built in Mt Eliza, Victoria, for a wonderful family with a couple of young children. This couple has their own business; both are fashion designers working in the home environment so it was imperative their workplace be full of character to encourage and inspire creativity.

Upstairs, above the hustle and bustle of family life and accessed by a single staircase, is their private office space featuring a cathedral ceiling and French doors, which open to a balcony. This design gives them the choice to work indoors or out and is just a few steps away from the coffee — perfect.

The home is zoned for the children to have their own playroom, bathrooms and spacious bedrooms. This area connects with the main house via a fabulous open staircase that appears as you open the front door.

Downstairs, the master suite provides a spacious ensuite and a Sex and the City-style walk-in robe. The guests are tucked away in a private corner at the front of the house and close by is a third bathroom/powder room.

Off the entry, a peek through the glass French doors of the library provides a glimpse of the relaxing water feature planned for the enclosed courtyard. Out back, the main split-level living area has an open fireplace and dramatic high cathedral ceiling. Here the emphasis is on providing lots of glass to capture morning and northern light. Generous folding doors and an open servery from the kitchen create the perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining spot. Central to the kitchen is a huge breakfast and conversation island bench and hidden in the corner is a family-sized pantry.

Although Storybook Designer Homes places great importance on street appeal, this house looks terrific from every aspect. It captures the client’s brief perfectly, delivering a design in the Hamptons style and catering to the family’s lifestyle.

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Originally in Build Home Victoria, Volume 48

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