The Mal­ibu 24 by Do­maine Homes works all year around

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Base price $184,000

View 1 Bell­e­vale Court, Stan­hope Gar­dens, daily 10am-5pm

Phone 136 469

Web do­maine­

Area 224.45sq m

Width 12.63m

Depth 20.63m Fa­cades Nine Al­fresco In­cluded

While most fam­i­lies with young chil­dren are look­ing to up­size their liv­ing ar­range­ments in the quest for more space, mod­ern, open-plan homes are a mag­net for tod­dlers through to tweens who want to spread their toys and other ran­dom bits and pieces all through the house.

Open-plan liv­ing can leave lit­tle room to hide the mess, but the Do­maine Homes’ team has clearly de­signed the Mal­ibu 24 with chil­dren in mind.

At the rear bed­rooms three and four have been placed side-by-side. These twin rooms are equal in pro­por­tion and both have built-in robes, but more im­por­tantly they also link up to a large play room, which is al­most five me­tres wide.

The ben­e­fit of this room is twofold. Not only does it work as a pri­vate space that chil­dren can en­joy, but it’s cut off from view from the main liv­ing ar­eas, so what­ever chaos is hap­pen­ing in the play room, stays in the play room.

The mas­ter bed­room is lo­cated well away from this chil­dren’s haven at the front of the house. It sits just off the en­try and fea­tures a walk-in robes and en­suite with shower and toi­let.

An­other sec­ondary bed­room is po­si­tioned just past the mas­ter bed­room, clos­est to the main bath­room.

If not used as a bed­room, this is a great space for a study or guest bed­room, as it’s qui­etly tucked away be­hind the kitchen wall.

The kitchen is also well worth a look in the Mal­ibu 24. The con­tem­po­rary gal­ley-style de­sign is dis­played in two-tone, with a dou­ble sink mounted on the break­fast bar.

A large walk-in pantry will ap­peal to the chef in the fam­ily.

The liv­ing and meals ar­eas are com­fort­ably sized, open­ing out seam­lessly to the al­fresco at the rear of the house.

The laun­dry is ac­cessed via the en­try hall­way, with an ex­ter­nal door lead­ing out to the right side of the house.

This is a sen­si­ble sin­gle-storey de­sign, of­fer­ing grow­ing fam­i­lies room to be com­fort­able, while still main­tain­ing a close re­la­tion­ship by com­ing to­gether in the com­mu­nal liv­ing and din­ing spa­ces.

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