METRO 31 TAKES AWARD
HOME WINS BEST DOUBLE-STOREY DESIGN
Metricon’s popular Metro 31 home design has proven it is one of Queensland’s best, taking out the title of best double-storey home in the building design and principles category at Stockland’s recent annual Vibe awards.
On display at Stockland’s Newport community, the Hamptons-inspired Designer by Metricon home won the award based on criteria including value for money, presentation, colour scheme, lighting, kitchen and bathroom, and ensuite design.
Design director Adrian Popple said the major highlight of the Metro 31 was its intelligent floorplan providing families with an abundance of space, ideal for narrow blocks just 10.5m wide.
“The Metro 31 has proven to be very popular with customers wanting to knock down and rebuild on narrow inner-city or urban blocks and also with those building in new estates where the land size is generally smaller,” he said.
“Critical to the design is the home’s ability to not feel narrow and confined, despite its modest width. Upon entry, the most obvious feature of the home is the powerful and impressive void that immediately greets you – people experience a sense of grandeur that is simply not expected in a home of this size.”
Mr Popple said the intelligently-designed double-storey house delivered four bedrooms, including a luxurious main suite, a study nook, large integrated living hub and a secondary leisure or media room upstairs.
“And at the rear, the open-plan living area emphasises what Metricon does best – mastery of free-flowing spaces and indoor to outdoor living,” he said.
“The use of stacker doors between the outdoor room and living room in this design allows for that seamless transition.”
Property developers Stockland also awarded Metricon Homes the award for biggest volume builder in Queensland at the third annual Vibe awards.
The Stockland Vibe award-winning Metro 31 display home with a Stamford facade can be viewed at the Newport display village in Newport, Moreton Bay, as well as The Surrounds in Helensvale, Gold Coast, and Harmony in Palmview, Sunshine Coast.