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Light-filled living and practical spaces are the
focus of the Emily 2 storey from Sarah Homes

WORDS John Merriman PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Clayton -  the Sunday Mail Home Magazine 12-Feb-2012

With a ‘reversible’ floor plan, the Emily 2 can be the ideal weekender or a contemporary, urban choice.

As displayed the home has the main living areas on the top level, to take advantage of any coastal or rural views when used as a holiday home, and the bedrooms on the ground floor.

For people wanting to build in the suburbs, the rooms can be swapped between levels for more traditional living. Lee Goddard of Sarah Homes says this versatility makes it one of their most popular two storey designs.

‘‘Originally the Emily 2 was designed to be a holiday home but we have modified and updated it over the years,’’ she says.

‘‘Most recently we have integrated a double garage into the design so it won’t look out of place in the inner suburbs of Adelaide while still being an attractive holiday home.’’

The home has three bedrooms on the ground floor which all lead on to a central lounge. For families with teenage children it provides a great space for the kids to entertain themselves away from the main living areas upstairs.

A three way-bathroom and adequately sized laundry with outside access complete the ground floor design. The staircase opens into the meals area on the second floor with a family living area adjacent.

Two sets of sliding glass doors lead to the large, decked balcony providing plenty of space for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Also next to the meal’s area is a wall jut-out that is large enough to fit an occasional bench.

‘‘Creating this extra space is perfect when entertaining, especially if there are a lot of people,’’ Lee says. ‘‘It brings people in closer to the busy kitchen area for more social interaction as well as just providing more space for people to relax in.’’

The kitchen has an acrylic island bench with breakfast bar which will comfortably sit four people and the latest stainless steel appliances as well as overhead cupboards and a large, walk-in larder directly opposite. A powder room allows guests to wash for dinner without having to head downstairs to the main bathroom.

Behind the kitchen is the main suite that includes two built-in wardrobes. The ensuite is practical and spacious with a double shower, above bench basin, chocolate floor and wall tiles and plenty of underbench cupboard space.

A skillion roof and good mix of materials on the facade including Hebel panels, cladding and Colorbond provide a contemporary street presence.


For more information about the house in this story please look at the Emily 2 Storey 4 Bed Garage product page.