This family-friendly ranch style home offers the ideal balance of modern sophistication and casual country style
Built for entertaining on a grand scale, the Maitland is an outstanding ranch-style home with a spacious open-plan design that demonstrates Clarendon Homes’ thorough understanding of the modern family’s needs. With four generous bedrooms plus a parents’ master wing with private courtyard entry, three ample living zones, a home theatre and an impressive alfresco, it is perfectly configured to meet the needs of a growing family.
The one-storey, five-bedroom Maitland, a contemporary interpretation of a modern country ranch-style home, offers an abundance of space and has a warm and welcoming ambience. The sense of space is evident from the moment you step into the grand foyer, which leads you into the well-proportioned, thoughtfully zoned interior.
As you enter the home, there is a living area to your left and to your right, a home theatre equipped with a huge screen and surround sound for movie nights. As you move further inside you find yourself in the hub of the home — a gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry and a dramatic 3m-long stone island bench that acts as a spacious food preparation zone or a place for the family to gather.
The kitchen is part of an open-plan space that combines the dining and family areas, which in turn ebbs effortlessly out to the expansive outdoor entertaining zone. Featuring a pergola for shade and a barbecue for relaxed family cook-outs, the alfresco is easily accessed via large bi-fold doors that also bring the outside into the home.
One of the standout features is the luxe parents’ wing, a restful space with a roomy walk-in robe and a spa-style ensuite boasting Carrara marble wall tiles, a double-bowl vanity, shaving cabinet and luxury freestanding bath, creating a sense of spa opulence. The ensuite’s French doors open to a secluded courtyard and the adjoining fourth bedroom can be used as a parent’s gym, nursery or study.
Luxury touches can be found at every turn, from the wine storage wall in the dining area to the liberal use of quality custom joinery throughout. It’s also a home where practicality and style work in perfect harmony. In the kitchen, the large island bench, which boasts waterfall ends, is topped with Quantum Quartz Venatino Statuario stone. In the family room, a Jetmaster gas fireplace is integrated into a stunning sandstone-clad feature wall.
The interior design blends traditional country living elements with modern furniture offset by the richness of natural sandstone, warm timber tones and muted feature walls. As to the home’s exterior, the colours (soft olive green and taupe render along with natural sandstone) are influenced by those you would find in a rural landscape. Reinforcing the modern country vibe, there is a Colorbond roof in Woodland Grey.
Designed to stand the test of time and cater to the evolving needs of the modern family, the Maitland is all about lifestyle and making you feel right at home — and after all, isn’t that what’s most important?