HOME ONE FOR ALL SEASONS
THIS unique weatherboardclad residence on a 672sq m block in Manning will comfortably suit buyers from all walks of life, according to the home’s designer
Beilby Design’s Paul Wilson, who created the home in 1999, said the versatile property had been designed with flexibility in mind and to capitalise on the site.
“It can feel intimate for one or two people or it can cater to busy family life,” he said.
“One of the critical parts of this design was to create a journey through the home from when the buyer arrives on the driveway to what they experience as they travel through the home.”
The floor plan features a segregated home office at the front, which is ideal for owners who want to work from or run a business from home.
The purposely staid space is decidedly disconnected from the light-filled main living area, which is further down past a short hallway.
Warming stone and timber hues anchor the room, which attracts plenty of natural light from one of two courtyards.
“The use of the L-shaped living area, with the dining and kitchen, really allowed the maximum use of space,” Mr Wilson said.
“The aspect from the internal to the exterior is fantastic; we’ve got highlight windows to get the sky views and full-height glass to the beautiful entertainment courtyard.”
Louvre windows in the dining room also take advantage of this open void, capturing cooling breezes.
Stepping into the rear wing of the house, a second, ornamental courtyard unravels views from the kids’ entertaining area and parents’ bedroom.
This private room benefits from some of the best outlooks in the house and features a lovely limestone wall, walk-in robe and an ensuite befitting a tropical getaway.