Creating a home within a home, this design offers the option of a chic and comfortable internal granny flat
If you’re still under the impression that a granny flat is a bare-bones proposition — something basic that provides for life’s necessities and nothing more, think again. And if you believe that your only options are to have it attached to the main home or built as a freestanding dwelling, there’s good news. Clarendon Homes is offering the multigenerational family a very exciting option — an internal granny flat in which style, comfort and a touch of glamour are the hallmarks.
The Bayside 41, shown here and on display at the Parklea Super Centre in Stanhope Gardens, NSW, is a case in point. Under its roof you will find an internal granny flat with a smart, space-maximising floor plan and a modern, luxurious interior design. This is an acknowledgement that the occupants of the granny flat deserve the same high level of finishes and fittings, attention to design detail and liveability as those dwelling in the main home.
Fully-functional and self-contained, the granny flat is ideal for a range of situations that require additional family members to live-in. It might be used for an adult child who is trying to save money for a house of their own, elderly parents or in-laws. Or it might just be that you have extended family members or friends who regularly come for lengthy visits.
The internal granny flat has one bedroom and one bathroom, a private kitchen, an open-plan living and dining area as well as a sliding glass door that opens onto a side patio or garden. It also offers occupants a separate side access, providing a sense of independent living.
The main home is designed for the larger family with a choice of four or five bedrooms. If you don’t need the fifth downstairs bedroom, that space can be used as a study or home office. At the heart of the home is a gourmet kitchen that sits adjacent to a spacious lounge area and next to a light and bright dining space. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a leisure area.
The same colour scheme and palette of materials was employed in both the main home and the internal granny flat. This includes Quantum Quartz Storm benchtops, Polytec Notaio Walnut joinery throughout, and smooth 600mm x 600mm tiles in the granny flat and to the ground floor of the main dwelling. As to the design of both, the look is clean-lined and contemporary.
Clarendon’s internal granny flat provides a clever layout option that can be employed with a number of its designs. By building a home with an internal granny flat, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that however your family’s needs change, you’ll have it covered. As you can see, a self-contained living space is the ideal way to future-proof your home, ensuring you have all the flexibility and functionality you need, whatever is to come.
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Photography by Maree Homer & Florian Groehn
Originally in Build Home Magazine Volume 25 Issue 3