This split-level home maximises space for the whole family

This split-level home maximises space for the whole family


Make the most of a sloping site by finding a builder who can offer you an innovative, intelligently designed and fully customisable split-level home design

For some home builders, a sloping block is a challenge. For others, such as McLachlan Homes, it’s an opportunity to create something truly special.

With The Atlantis, an intelligently designed split-level abode, McLachlan Homes has answered the call for a fresh, innovative approach to building on a sloping site. The Atlantis, on display at the Ellendale Estate in the Brisbane suburb of Upper Kedron, makes an indelible first impression thanks to its compelling street presence. The facade boasts clean, modern lines and a carefully curated palette of different materials and textures. Adding a dynamic element, the home features a skillion roof.

“As you step through the front door into the grand entry, with its 2700mm-high ceiling, you quickly realise that the interior is just as impressive as the relaxed coastal feel of the home invites you in,” says Sally McLachlan, McLachlan Homes.

“The first thing to draw the eye is the Argyle Stone rectified ceramic-tiled floor which is complemented by a feature wall niche, the tiled step-up and a beautiful stained timber staircase. “Located to your right is a light-filled terrace which seamlessly flows between spaces and offers a picture perfect view of the in-ground pool and water feature. Adding a sense of grandeur and visually linking the two levels, the custom-built pool incorporates a fixed glass window.”

Maximising the space, the lower level of The Atlantis provides a private zone for bedrooms two, three and four. Each is of generous size and has built-in robes. A luxurious bathroom with ceiling-height tiling and a built-in bath, a powder room and a kids’ retreat with built-in cabinetry complete this level. As you ascend the steps to the next level, louvered windows offer a view of the pool and add to the coastal vibe, as do the upper-level porthole windows which welcome in an abundance of light. It’s on this level you’ll find the bespoke coastal-cool kitchen with its beautiful pendant lighting, Caesarstone tops, island bench with waterfall gables, stunning cabinetry and large butler’s pantry.

Adjacent to the kitchen are open-plan dining and living areas, which flow on to a tiled alfresco. Completing this level is a concealed study nook, light-filled laundry and luxury master suite. The latter is a dream parents’ retreat offering, among many other features, a customised walk-in robe with a desk and built-in seat, a stylish ensuite and a balcony overlooking the pool.

“As you can see, every aspect of the design has been well thought out, ensuring this home is a world away from the traditional split-level designs that dominate the market,” says Sally. “This makes The Atlantis the ideal home for a working family with older children who want their own private spaces, or a growing family preparing for its future needs.

“McLachlan Homes firmly believes that every home should be tailored to the needs of the family who will live in it, which is why all designs, including The Atlantis, can be customised. Alternatively, you can meet with a McLachlan Homes’ designer to develop a unique design that perfectly suits your taste and budget.”

Since opening its first display home at Mountain Creek in the Sunshine Coast region in 1997, this national award winning company has been dedicated to creating and building stunning, liveable homes from Noosa to South Brisbane. McLachlan Homes believe that its progression to one of Queensland’s leading family-owned company is based on its valued customers and its motto of “Built around Lifestyle”. With a passion for high-level in customer service, the McLachlan Homes’ team prides itself in tailoring each project to reflect clients individual lifestyle, taste and budget.

“In line with the more personalised experience we provide, we are able to offer flexibility and high-quality workmanship,” says Sally. “We encourage our customers to be involved as much or as little as they like in every step of the planning stages and construction process.”

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