With quality finishes, generously proportioned rooms, entertaining areas and a real indoor-outdoor feel, this Dalkeith custom-built home is impressive inside and out.
The 1100sqm block previously held a plain five-year-old home – which was bulldozed – but the double garage was left on the site so the level of the new house would be correct. The layout of the new home was worked around this building.
The clients wanted something contemporary and open-plan, with lots of natural light that brought the feel of the outside in.
This was achieved by using big windows throughout the house, particularly along the walls of the huge open-plan kitchen, living and dining area. A small atrium-like courtyard area with pond generates an outdoors feel in the centre of the home, as well as providing natural light.
The house has a dynamic elevation with clean lines and timber, and Kimberleystone feature walls.
To the right of the entry is a sitting room with gas fireplace, then over the hall is a guest bedroom and a study. The staircase is sleek and contemporary, and opens to a light-filled landing with an outlook to the pond below. A parents’ retreat has his-and-hers walk-in robes and ensuite with a feature wall concealing the shower on one side and toilet on the other. A spa bath has been set by one of the windows, and aside from the main suite, there are three bedrooms on this floor, set in a wing of their own with a three-roomed bathroom.
The ground floor is the heart of the home, with its spacious open-plan kitchen, living and dining area with polished blackbutt floors, tall windows and bi-fold doors looking on to the garden.
Outside, there is an alfresco area, a granite-benchtop kitchenette, and woodfired pizza oven for alfresco entertaining, along with a huge pool.