The definition of a luxury home doesn’t necessarily translate to double-storey. Paul Meschiati and Associates have proven single-storey homes have just as much charm when grand design is coupled with superior finishes and fittings.
This Dalkeith home is positioned on two adjoining lots, and covers some 900sqm. When the clients purchased the site with its existing building and tennis court, the intent was to demolish and start with a blank canvas. There were many large established trees, which remained, and others of similar advanced size that were introduced when the new construction was completed. Paul Meschiati and Associates’ team decided to position the home on the western side of the lot to give the lush parkland gardens an eastern aspect.
A wide verandah, treated with timber grain ceramic plank tiles and contrasting polished travertine stone borders, wraps around the home to provide outlook to the greenery.
Indoors, the new home’s backlit coffered ceilings soar to an opulent 4.5m. The Californian bungalow-style inspired ceilings cleverly conceal all signs of air-conditioning, and to maintain the clean lines, invisible speakers were flushed into the gyprock. The top of the walls adjacent to the verandah are completed with a seven-blade timber vent that is both architecturally stunning and functional for natural ventilation. Navigating throughout the home, the walls have been created as designated spaces or specific art niches with specialty lighting, to accommodate the client’s extensive art collection.
The centre of the home is the feature kitchen, wine display room, scullery and chef’s prep kitchen, which link seamlessly together to function as independent rooms, or as one complete culinary hub. The kitchens and bathrooms were meticulously detailed by the company’s interior designer Louise Meschiati to reflect the luxurious ambience of a five-star resort.
In the living zone, a double-sided Escea fireplace provides visual connection between the lounge and alfresco.