Squared-off for cool vibe
As published in The West Australian New Homes lift-out on 02/04/16
BY Maureen Eppen
Overlapping gables, wide weatherboards, contrasting fascia and rendered walls in muted shades are evidence of the Hamptons influence at Easystart Homes/Summit South West’s new Dalton display at Dalyellup.
The three-bedroom, two bathroom home was designed for the growing trend for 15m x 20m “squat” blocks, according to Summit South West general manager David Hunt.
“The square shape means all the necessary rooms are included, along with two living areas, and the elevation is not dominated by the garage,” Mr Hunt said. “It’s a very honest and transparent home, perfect for first-homebuyers and those looking to start a family, as it has three big bedrooms plus ample living space inside and out.
“The first-homebuyer market in the South West is one of the fastest-growing and we wanted to produce a design that ticked all the boxes in terms of affordability and functionality.
“There has been a changing sentiment from first-homebuyers and investors regarding land size in the South West.
“Big lots are still sought by those in the more established market, but the mentality that living on a large lot is synonymous with rural WA is rapidly changing.”
Mr Hunt said savvy homebuyers were more accepting of smaller lots and were choosing designs that packed a punch in terms of value for money, to get a start on the property ladder.
The Dalton’s central front door opens to a separate entry, with the main suite to the left. It has a well-proportioned sleeping area and a walk-through robe that links to a chic ensuite.
Beyond the entry, the galley kitchen is the hub of the home, with a long bench and breakfast bar facing the combined living and dining area.
A glazed sliding door at the back of the living zone opens to the alfresco area and there’s a broad opening from the dining area to the theatre room.
“The house has a strong rearliving focus, with the entire back area geared for entertaining and relaxing,” he said.
Two minor bedrooms and a family bathroom are in a separate wing on one side of the living zone.
Versions of the Dalton can be built from $172,300.