This young couple came to see us after going to inspect most 2 storey display homes in Perth and not being able to find the home they wanted. They were adamant that they didn’t want a ‘cookie-cut’ home, but rather a unique residence with functionality, space and large rooms. They were also after something stylish and a little bit different.

We achieved the desired outcome through our design process and produced a stand-out home with its own “points of difference.” The home has a unique look about it thanks to the clever use of corner windows and stone. We also suggested heavier framed commercial windows which gave the home a solid and substantial look.

An impressive statement is made internally with a magnificent double door entry lobby and sweeping curved wall leading into the living and dining rooms. There is also a well-appointed kitchen with a stunning stone waterfall island bench. We always suggest having an island bench clear of sinks if space permits. With Western Australia’s casual lifestyle, guests invariably cluster around the island bench to chat and the last thing you want is to have a sink under your nose.

A full scullery can free up a lot of space, but we find that these are declining in popularity as they can isolate the host from their guests too much. Our clients followed our advice and didn’t go for this option. We recommended a small preparation standing area which could accommodate a Magimix, toaster and coffee machine that can be left on the bench. This type of configuration works well and is proving to be very popular.

A spacious media room with a coffered ceiling creates a feeling of luxury within the home, and is complemented by a study and stand-alone guest room with an ensuite.

Upstairs there is a large central living room and a huge master bedroom with a dressing room, walk-in-robe and ensuite. Bedrooms three and four are serviced by a bathroom and powder room.

Apart from our clients being thrilled with the design and quality of their home, we came in right on budget as initially discussed, avoiding any unnecessary surprises. This is a perfect example of how custom built homes can achieve the best of both worlds in terms of offering freedom and flexibility with the design, as well as not exceeding the proposed budget.