This multigenerational Hamptons home was designed for modern living yet retains all the classic hallmarks
With its cosy home theatre, family room featuring a Tuscan limestone fireplace, chef’s kitchen and grand alfresco, Clarendon’s Boston 42 is aimed squarely at families who like to live comfortably and entertain frequently.
More than that, it’s geared towards multigenerational living.
“This well-proportioned home is a multigenerational home perfectly configured for a family-friendly lifestyle and extended family living – in fact, it offers the ultimate in spacious living, which extends to large alfresco and deck zones offering boundless space for casual family entertaining,” says Nicholas Bolianitis, senior architect and designer, Clarendon Homes. “This five-bedroom home also provides accommodation for in-laws or older children still living at home as well as the opportunity for a home office, but our Boston 42 display in Sylvania offers even more – a two-bedroom granny flat that is every bit as stylish as the main home. This features a substantial open-plan kitchen which flows on to the meals and living zones and then out to a large outdoor deck.”
“Starting with the entry foyer, this Hamptons-style home makes the best possible first impression,” says Carolyn Piggott, group interior design manager, Clarendon Homes. “Step inside and you’re struck by a sympathetic, but edgy, approach to timber, including V-Joint wall panelling and a grand Hamptons staircase with ebony-stained treads, a beautifully shaped handrail and balustrade and white tread risers.
“The chair rails, coffered ceilings and wall sconce lighting also catch the eye. These are classic elements that complement the carefully blended mix of subtle low-maintenance finishes, such as the herringbone timber-look floor tiles stretching from the porch through the home to the grand alfresco.”
The classic white kitchen is the heart of the home. Says Carolyn, “The centrepiece is the island bench topped in Quantum Quartz White Swirl. Suspended over the island bench, statement highlight drop pendants set the scene for this elegant gourmet kitchen. The Polytec Oberon cabinetry with panelled clear-glazed doors and the white gloss brickpattern splashback tiles complement the bench top and flow through to the butler’s pantry and walk-in pantry.”
In the bathrooms, ceramic floor tiles and stone vanity tops keep the look light and fresh with black tapware and accessories adding a subtle touch of sophistication. To reinforce the Hamptons look, traditional white shutters with exposed tilt rods cover all windows. The bedrooms are generous and well-appointed. The master bedroom is luxury personified with his and her robes plus a third robe for additional storage and hanging space. There’s also an opulent ensuite with a freestanding bath. This is located upstairs along with three other bedrooms and a children’s leisure room. For privacy, the remaining bedroom is on the ground floor.
Of the exterior, Nicholas says, “The Hamptons facade is awash with white and lends itself to coastal landscapes. Contemporary low-maintenance cladding and render takes the place of traditional timber weatherboards and is complemented by piers clad in sandstone tiles. This casual coastal look is reinforced by the louvered circular vents to the first floor.
“In short,” concludes Nicholas, “the Boston 42, both inside and out, is a home of timeless appeal thanks to its classic yet casual Hamptons style. It’s a home designed for easy living and entertaining and it’s the perfect home for extended family living – especially if you add a granny flat.”
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