This home marries luxurious details and a modern approach to living life the resort-style way
Step into this amazing home and you’ll feel like you’re in your own secluded oasis. The owners of this dwelling wanted to imbue a sense of the relaxed and luxurious lifestyle familiar with resort-style living. On their vacant block of land in rural New South Wales, their private oasis was to reflect a more modern approach to rural design with style and sophistication. It was a job only the best could do, so the owners called in the advice and experience of Habitation Design & Interiors and Starr Constructions.
Once you enter the home you’re engulfed by the great sense of space. With so much area to play with, it’s no surprise this home takes advantage of the land with an open-plan design. Soaring ceilings and an abundance of windows flood the home with natural light, which bounces off the blackbutt timber flooring to create a fresh and seamless effect throughout the house.
There are four large bedrooms, each with its own walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. A fifth room is also on-hand for use as an additional bedroom or, as it is at the moment, a large home office. Scattered throughout the home are seven modern bathrooms with floorto- ceiling tiles that add great impact. The continuation of the blackbutt timber flooring here in the wet area unifies the home and hints at its rural surroundings.
The formal lounge and dining area is a joined zone that oozes luxury with statement hung lighting and a remotecontrolled fireplace overlooking the backyard. The open-plan layout supports easy flow from here onto the kitchen, family living space and dining room. The chef’s corner includes a modern fit-out with granite and Carrara marble splashbacks, Miele appliances and a separate preparation kitchen space.
The large rumpus room is a cosy area that follows through the bi-fold doors onto the outside entertaining terrace. A resort-inspired alfresco entertaining area is housed here with expansive travestone finishes. It’s the perfect guest hot-spot in the warmer months with easy access to both the home and the outdoor pool and gazebo. A wall-mounted television and outdoor fireplace are added accessories that heighten the entertaining experience. And when the party moves back inside, a 12-person theatre room is the key to great entertainment and relaxation.
The gazebo is an intelligent construction that provides valuable shade by the pool and masks the outdoor toilet. Starr Constructions has nurtured this outdoor space to exude a tranquil feel and resort vibe. The manicured gardens frame the striking pool and spa that include stylish fibre-optic lighting. An automated water system keeps the garden and sprawling lawns green with little maintenance — a bonus that ripples throughout the home with Starr Constructions’ durable materials that require little upkeep.
There’s an exciting array of technological features to be found. A C-Bus smart wiring system controls the alarms, ducted airconditioning and Sonos music system. All these features can be controlled using touchscreen computers strategically placed around the home for added convenience.
A testament to Starr Constructions’ work lies in the resolution that the owners would make no alteration to their new home. It’s a house that captures their ideas of oasis, seclusion, relaxation and lifestyle all the while infusing a touch of rural sophistication.
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Photography Marian Riabic
Originally from Home Design magazine, Volume 14 Issue 3