Live large in a small won­der

Thorn­ton will have around 150 of these pop­u­lar homes, writes Jennifer Veer­huis

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Home - - LIVING -

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.

Liv­ing

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.

Bed­rooms

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.

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