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Ideal spot to cook up a storm

Ideal spot to cook up a storm

COVER STORY

As published in The West Australian New Homes lift-out on 05/03/16

BY Maureen Eppen

With a walk-in pantry at one end and a scullery at the other, the kitchen in New Generation Homes’ Elmwood display is ideal for the enthusiastic home cook.

A long island bench and breakfast bar overlooks the living area, dining room and a good-sized alfresco zone at the rear of the home.

At the back of the kitchen, the open scullery houses the sinks in another row of cabinets, including a dishwasher recess.

Overhead cupboards supplement the storage space, opposite a long bench below a servery window that opens to a bar in the alfresco area.

New Generation Homes sales manager Chris Hopkin said home cooks and families that loved to entertain would thrive in the kitchen.

“Food preparation will be easy, with an abundance of bench space in the galleystyle design and clearing up will be just as easy in the scullery which connects to the outdoors,” Mr Hopkin said.

“The scullery is a massive value win for homebuyers and it’s the first time New Generation Homes has featured this design aspect in a display.

“It’s part of some new and exciting designs in our ‘built for the future’ range.”

Full-height windows brighten the main living area in the Elmwood.

Full-height windows brighten the living area and dining room and a glazed door at the back of the dining room provides a seamless link to the alfresco area under the main roof.

A separate theatre room at the back of the entry hall provides a private retreat for watching sport, movies or playing games on a big screen away from the main living zone.

Bedrooms are also located for maximum privacy, with the main suite at the front of the house and three goodsized minor bedrooms in a wing off the kitchen, with the family bathroom and laundry.

The main suite has an unusual but effective layout that makes excellent use of its extensive floor space.

“The main suite is one of the biggest we have offered homebuyers — the bedroom is very generous, the walk-in robe is massive and the ensuite runs the length of the robe,” Mr Hopkins said.

“This suite is so big there’s an area that can be used as a designated sitting space.”

Access to the main suite is tucked around a corner from the entry, ensuring privacy. This space has a striking bulkhead and framed recess for the bed and side tables.

A link leads past the fitted walk-in robe and dressing room to the elegant ensuite, which has a broad vanity unit with an off-centre square china basin, corner shower with semi-frameless pivoting screen door and separate toilet.

Each double-sized minor bedroom has a two-door robe and the bathroom has a streamlined and functional layout.

In the laundry, the trough is set above a two-door cabinet with an extended benchtop while a combined linen and broom cupboard spans the opposite wall.

From the street, the Elmwood has two-toned rendered walls and a pavilion-style Colorbond roof with feature tiling below the eaves.

Mr Hopkins said Versions of the Elmwood could be built from $209,200.

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