Live large in a small wonder
Thornton will have around 150 of these popular homes, writes Jennifer Veerhuis
The first houses started to emerge at Thornton, one of Sydney’s newest housing estates, early last year and the site continues to be a hive of activity, with many more houses under construction.
Located just a stroll from Penrith station and with features such as a village green, pocket parks and playgrounds, public artworks, cycleways and a picturesque manmade European-style water canal, the estate will one day include 1000 homes.
There are a variety of housing styles on offer and in the 12 months since the first release by developer Landcom, about 210 house and land packages have been sold.
The completed estate will include a combination of single and two-storey housing styles, including garden and courtyard homes, terraces, lofts and studios.
Of all the available designs, the courtyard homes have proven the most popular, with 20 already sold and under construction.
It’s expected Thornton will eventually include about 150 courtyard homes.
The courtyard homes are built with close setbacks to neighbours but in contrast to many of the other homes available at Thornton, they are freestanding.
While the floorplan is compact, it includes a selection of desirable features and with pricing from $470,000 including land and landscaping, they are an affordable and attractive option for many buyers. To date they have been particularly popular with first homebuyers and young families.
Available with either a three- or fourbedroom floorplan, courtyard homes include a double garage at the rear with covered access and an array of living spaces, a downstairs powder room, a large walk-in pantry in the kitchen and airconditioning.
There are eight courtyard home floorplans available at Thornton, with the home on these pages constructed by Eden Brae Homes. Other courtyard home builders at Thornton include Rawson Homes, Firstyle Homes, Zac Homes and Champion Homes. While there are none currently available at Thornton, more will be available in coming weeks and expressions of interest are being taken.
These compact yet spacious homes will feature at other Landcom projects, including Edmondson Park and Oran Park Town.
The Courtyard home living areas are generally situated downstairs, with a media room, study, dining area and family room among the spaces on offer.
The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry, a spacious island bench and stainless steel appliances. Both the kitchen and dining areas overlook the patio and landscaped rear courtyard, providing a sense of connection between indoors and outdoors.
Situated at the front of the house, the main bedroom comes with a walk-in robe and ensuite. The three smaller bedrooms each have a built-in robe and easy access to the bathroom, which includes a bathtub.