Fluid island vibe for all generations
As published in The West Australian New Homes lift-out on 26/03/16
BY Angie Tomlinson
With its dedicated guest wing, New Generation Homes’ the Long Island display has a plan for harmonious living across the generations.
“This home demonstrates how to live large on a 12.5m x 30m block and there is a very strong focus on multigenerational living,” New Generation Homes sales manager Chris Hopkin said.
“The ‘family unit’ is continually changing and homes need to evolve to meet these fluid circumstances.
“The guest wing at the front of the house is a game changer in this market. The entire area, just off the entry, is perfect for an elderly relative or an older child who is looking for some degree of independence and privacy.
“They have access through the front entry and can easily enjoy either being on their own or part of the larger family group.”
The front of the house has a guest wing with a spacious bedroom, ensuite and home theatre.
While the guest wing and main suite at the rear offer retreats for individual family members, The Long Island’s floor plan has been carefully mapped to provide a communal space for everyone to come together.
An open-plan living, dining and galley-style kitchen area segue to a covered alfresco zone at the back of the home. Big doors and a 31-course ceiling from the interior to the alfresco zone link the inside and out.
The rear of the house is an entertainer’s dream with a long, open-style design that draws people together.
“The rear of the house is an entertainer’s dream with a long, open-style design that draws people together to socialise with a number of zones, inside and out, to choose from,” Mr Hopkin said.
A distinctively coastal feel permeates the display with tropical influences including feature shell pendants and light timbers.
“This is a very fresh, resort-style design with a focus on light and bright living areas as well as furnishings that have an island feel,” Mr Hopkin said.
Bone White Essastone waterfall kitchen benchtops and timber-look White Smoke floor tiles keep with the light and bright aesthetic.
The style extends to the front elevation with a statement fascia framing the veranda and leading you to the 1200mm entry door. The island vibe is highlighted with a textured pillar clad in Bernini Stone Tempest.