A Hilltop Haven
21 Mar, 2019
A Hilltop Haven
The township of Ferntree Gully, located 32km east of Melbourne’s CBD, is a beautiful part of Victoria. Nestled in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Ferntree Gully is well known for its’ lush surrounds and breathtaking views of the Ranges and the national parkland.
Many of the houses built in and around this town were constructed on sloping blocks and with the intention of capturing the stunning views of the mountain vistas. The same can be said for the latest house to be built in this picturesque town: a house built by Premier Homes and Granny Flats.
The Stonehaven is a beautiful, spacious family-style home, with three bedrooms and a study or fourth bedroom; separate lounge, living and dining areas; a beautifully designed galley kitchen; and a walk-in-robe and ensuite in the master bedroom. The expansive lay-out affords the home multiple separate living spaces, providing privacy and room for the whole family.
Featuring many quality aspects- both aesthetic and practical- everything about the Stonehaven speaks of stateliness.
The wrap-around ramp access opens out on to an elevated merbau decking that spans the entire length of the house. The deck provides the perfect vantage point to take in the leafy surrounds, with stunning, million dollar views of Melbourne in the distance.
In classic, neutral colours, the exterior cladding affords the home a timeless appeal, with coining at the corners in contrasting colours, for an added touch of style. The dark grey-blue Colorbond roof finishes the look nicely, and will stand the test of time. A sliding door at the rear of the house provides a convenient access point into the living room and kitchen area, which will be sure to make bringing in the groceries an easy task.
The front entrance is simple and stylish, with a modern door and sidelights. With a spacious entry way leading on to the lounge and dining area; a beautiful space that is open, warm and luxurious. The recessed ceiling adds an architectural point of interest, while the downlights provide an ambient glow and welcoming atmosphere.
The bifold doors separate the dining area from the living room in a discreet and easily adaptable way, which gives this home the added advantage of its’ occupants being able to pursue multiple recreational activities at one time. Imagine how easy it will be to host a dinner party with friends, while the kids chill out in the living room watching a movie or playing a game. Or perhaps it can be made into a quiet space to read a book or pursue a hobby, while in the other room, a football game or the latest romantic movie can be enjoyed without disrupting others. The dual living areas in this home are well thought out, versatile and designed in a way that is practical; ensuring there is no wasted space. All three areas feel central and work as an integral part of this family home.
The galley kitchen, just off from the living room, works to tie the living spaces together in a cohesive way, acting as the central “social hub” of the home.
The kitchen itself is a masterful design with an array of features that go towards making it a practical and inviting place to be. The awning windows flood the kitchen with plenty of natural light, giving a fresh, airy atmosphere and adding another point of architectural interest to the home. With ample bench space; a heap of storage; a six burner stove; a hidden fridge space and large pantry: this kitchen is built for family life.
A sliding door leads on from the kitchen to the laundry, making cleaning up a breeze. The laundry mirrors the kitchen in design, with the same chocolate brown cabinetry and white countertops. The bench space and trough run along the back wall and create a useful workspace, with the linen press and broom closet running along the opposite wall. Another modern-style door provides access to the back porch and leafy garden surrounding the rear of the house.
The bathroom has again been designed for family life; with a separate water closet for the toilet and a double basin vanity, the morning rush should be a smooth operation. The dark chocolate cabinetry and white tile look has been carried through to this part of the house also, creating a cohesive theme of warmth and simplicity throughout the home.
In close proximity to the bathroom are the two bedrooms and office/ fourth bedroom. Each of these rooms are spacious, welcoming and private. The two bedrooms have built in robes and all three rooms have a large window with varying views of the beautiful hilltop surrounds.
The master bedroom is enormous and features a walk in robe and a large en-suite; equipped with a shower, toilet and corner vanity. Located at the opposite end of the house to the other bedrooms, the master suite provides privacy, sophistication and class.
With so many features to love in this home, it is little wonder that it makes top of the list when it comes to traditional family homes. It finds that wonderful line between simple and sophisticated, making it a warm, inviting and very livable home, for all of the family to enjoy. The quality materials and design, paired with the high level of building standards means that this family home has been built for durability and will become an enduring family haven for many years to come.