11 Stanton Drive Thurgoona Wodonga-6F0A8449Blended

Real home: Quality & integrity


A David Reid home sets a new standard for residential design

Located in Thurgoona, New South Wales, a new residence boasts all the qualities a family looks for when searching for their dream home. Constructed by Ben Ryan and his team from David Reid Homes Albury, this property is spacious, encourages fluidity and ticks all the boxes when it comes to quality finishes.
With open-plan living high on the agenda for many home-seekers, the project was created with this critical concept in mind.

“The project showcases our potential and maximises the client’s experience when entering the residence,”

We love the freestanding Caesarstone benchtop, which is a luxe must-have when it comes to kitchens
says builder and owner of David Reid Homes Albury, Ben Ryan. “Our homes are not just bricks and mortar — they support a family and their way of life.” Comprising four bedrooms, this home provides plenty of space for a growing brood, featuring a generous living, dining and kitchen space along with a butler’s pantry and covered alfresco area that encourages indoor–outdoor living.

Incorporating luxurious finishes into the build, this home proves homeowners can experience the finer things in life while adhering to a budget. One such luxury is the stainless-steel double-door fridge and Smeg oven system, which is admittedly one of Ben’s highlights of the property.

“People tend to comment on how much they love the kitchen as it’s open plan,” he says. “Everyone needs a piece of luxury.” A freestanding Caesarstone kitchen island adds to the luxe feel and provides ample room for the chefs and their apprentices to create a family meal together. Located just steps away from the kitchen is the dining area and living room, a set-up that encourages open-plan living.

A generous master bedroom with ensuite is a feature of the house, with natural light flooding the space. A rainforest shower is a contemporary addition in the ensuite that works with the all-white palette to exude a modern aesthetic, easily changed from season to season using bright pops of colour through accessorising.
Sustainability efforts are also present in this residence, with a tank gathering rainwater for home utilities as well as an orientation that captures as much light as possible to warm the residence. This minimises the need to run costly heating systems during the cooler months.

But what really makes this home special can be attributed to the people behind it. “I am a local builder and that separates us from the competition,” says Ben. “We know what quality is and what’s not.” With these words in mind, it’s clear Ben’s knowledge of the building industry plays a critical role in ensuring homeowners can be confident they are living in a quality house that will stand
the test of time.

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Written by Annabelle Cloros
Photography Simon Dallinger Photography


Originally from Home Design Volume 18 Issue 6