A butler’s pantry adds convenience with a touch of style, writes
It’s no secret that trends in home design are constantly changing. From multiple living spaces to study nooks and luxury master bedrooms with walk-in robes and large ensuites, the list of inclusions modern buyers look for in a home is getting longer and longer.
Spacious outdoor living areas and the recent addition of fully-equipped media rooms have taken modern living areas to a new level.
In the kitchen, the walk-in pantry has progressed to a full butler’s pantry with extra bench space, sinks, ovens and dishwashers.
Therefore, it’s logical that many builders are launching new versions of popular designs with added inclusions.
Kurmond Homes have listened to the market and developed the Glenleigh 44.5, a variation of the popular Glenleigh design.
The Glenleigh’s entry foyer opens to a long hallway through the heart of the home.
Just inside the entry the staircase adds to the home’s sense of space thanks to the void created to the second storey and the side glass panelling and stylish wooden treads.
The first of several living spaces, the formal living room is located directly to the left of the entry and is immediately followed by a media room which is slightly lowered from the main hallway and features a recessed wall panel perfect for a big-screen TV.
The home’s main living space opens up the rear of the house and is anchored by a roomy kitchen with an oversized dining table extending from an island bench. Close at hand is a full-sized butler’s pantry with separate sink, open pantry space for groceries and direct access to the home’s sizeable laundry which has a double built-in linen closet.
The Glenleigh’s main family room extends from the kitchen and extends through bi-fold doors to a large outdoor living area with a built-in barbecue.
Upstairs, an additional living space is at the top of the stairs and forms a common space between the home’s four upstairs bedrooms.
A dividing wall separates a study nook from this space forming a dedicated homework area for children and teens or a small home office.
The Glenleigh’s main bedroom is at the front of the house with large glass doors opening to a balcony. It has a walk-in robe with built-in shoe rack and large ensuite bathroom with shutters for privacy from the bedroom if required. Three other bedrooms — two with walk-in robes and the other with built-ins — are also located on the upper level of the home and share the Glenleigh’s main bathroom.
A fifth bedroom downstairs could function as a guest room and has access to a second bathroom and a private deck area which leads via stepping stones to the home’s alfresco.