The Malibu 24 by Domaine Homes works all year around
Base price $184,000
View 1 Bellevale Court, Stanhope Gardens, daily 10am-5pm
Phone 136 469
Area 224.45sq m
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.