The San Marino Achieves the Ultimate Beachside Living


From the clever layout to the innovative architecture, the San Marino is a design attuned to the needs of a modern family.

The San Marino is yet another standout design from McDonald Jones. With the communal living areas all located in the airy, spacious rear, the San Marino offers a clear division between rest and play, giving occupants the flexibility of coming together to socialise or choosing quiet time away in the sanctuary of their own areas.

The San Marino Manor design from the McDonald Jones Stuart Everitt Collection on display at Forster Grange is a timeless home that families will truly treasure, built to the highest standard in both form and function. With coastal styling evident the moment you pull up at the curb, the crisp white lines and styling is reflective of the beautiful beachside location. It has a cool, coastal Hamptons vibe with a timeless design.

The moment you walk through the entry, the relaxed, classic Hamptons feel welcomes you in. The stunning timber flooring reflective of the coastal style flows throughout the home and leads you to the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. Filled with light, enormous stacker bifolds open the entire rear of the dining and living areas to the sweeping views of the landscaped backyard and custom-built firepit.

The showstopping kitchen with crisp, white panelled cabinetry and integrated appliances creates a seamless space to entertain in the heart of the home. A home theatre connects seamlessly to the central entrainment hub for the perfect family movie night, while the transition from the dining to the alfresco area offers a true extension of the home to the outdoors.

The clever cut-out to the children’s activity room offers a glimpse of the elevated luxury afforded to the younger members of the household, including inbuilt cabinetry and a study nook nearby. The three minor bedrooms are serviced by the powder room and a family bathroom. The beachy blue feature tiles in the laundry continue the luxe coastal feel in even the smallest rooms of the home, where every detail has been considered and every space maximised for storage and natural light.

The high coffered ceilings in the master suite offer a grand sense of space and light, while the impressive walk-in robe and opulent ensuite wows occupants with its generous proportions.
Every possible consideration for contemporary family living has been considered in this home, displayed with all the finishes of the stunning coastal styling befitting its Forster location. It embodies the perfect combination of style, luxury and design practicality.

The San Marino is a beachside dream home — calming and fresh. The creamy tone of the whitewashed timber flooring is the perfect selection for this style. The ceiling becomes a unique feature of its own with VJ panelling across the living, dining and kitchen areas. The open-plan design especially incorporates the outdoor alfresco with corner-joining bifold doors opening up to expand the living spaces.

The modern coastal kitchen features integrated appliances behind VJ panelled cabinetry, while the thin Caesarstone waterfall benchtops keep it all looking sleek. Chrome tapware becomes a standout here as the minimalist cabinetry has no hardware.

The dining area features beautiful Bentwood-style dining chairs and a warm oak table with a feature rounded leg. More bifolds off the dining area beckon you outside to enjoy the gorgeous sunshine. The living room invites you in with a comfortable linen modular sofa and a unique occasional chair in bamboo and rattan. The texture speaks for itself in a room such as this, stripped back of colour and pattern yet interesting and engaging for all the senses.

There is so much space for the family to spread out and relax, either in the activity and study nook or in the separate theatre. Both spaces have built-in cabinetry for practical storage solutions, wool rugs that are so soft underfoot and handy coffee and side tables on which to rest drinks, snacks and books. The theatre feels like a retreat, separated from the rest of the home by glass sliding doors while still allowing for natural light to make its way in.

The hallway is elongated by VJ panelling laid horizontally, guiding you from the front door, past the activity room and towards the open-plan family areas. The skirting and cornice mouldings are minimal and subtle, perfect for this modern Australian coastal home.

The bathroom is light and breezy, with a textured floor tile that reminds you of beach sand and floor-to-ceiling gloss white squares. The floating vanity features the same profile as the kitchen cabinetry and a double sink and benchtop of generous proportions. Chrome tapware, frameless shower screens and a freestanding bath all lend themselves to the modern coastal aesthetic.

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