Dining Options The dining area opens on to timber decking increasing the entertaining space (top left)
Sleep-in The bedrooms are located in the second pavilion away from the living areas (top right)
Contemporary Corrugated iron and timber decking add to the country feel of the Pavilion 3E (above left)
Cook's nook The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a double sink (above)
A home with a split personality
The Pavilion 3E from Sarah Homes has been designed to take full advantage of rural and coastal views.
As a family holiday home, giving mum and dad a sleep-in was also built into the design. "With the two pavilion concept the living areas are kept completely separate from the bedrooms," Sarah Homes marketing manager Helen Lowrie said. "This way the kids can run amok at one end of the home while the parents have a sleep-in."
The pavilions are joined by the entry way which has floor to ceiling glass both at the front and back allowing natural light to flood into the house. Feature bulkheads are placed either side of the entry to create architectural interest. A curved roof and corrugated iron give the house a contemporary feel while also blending into a rural setting. Extensive decking runs from the front of the entry around the dining area.
"The decking provides the equivalent of an extra room or two for entertaining and living," Mrs Lowrie said. "Sliding glass doors open from the dining area to provide an indoor/outdoor entertaining option. "The use of corrugated iron helps reflect the rural environment which is where we expect it to be mostly used. The Pavilion 3E is so different from a design standpoint, there is nothing else like it out there."
Another important aspect of the pavilion design was allowing the house to "grow". "With this design extra pavilions can be added to either side which is ideal for a growing family," Mrs Lowrie said. "Large expanses of glass allow people to take advantage of views."
All three bedrooms are located in one pavilion which includes an ensuite to the main suite with corner shower and vanity. The main bathroom is also included in this wing. The second pavilion houses the combined living and dining area overlooked by the kitchen with island bench and double sink, stainless steel appliances and a door providing outdoor access.
A space saving aspect of the house includes the laundry which has been designed to sit behind sliding doors in the kitchen area. "This really helps maximise the living space of the home by not using up area in the dining or lounge," Mrs Lowrie said. As displayed, the house has floating floor boards and downlights in the living areas and carpets in the bedrooms. A feature display niche in the lounge also is part of the design.
Words: John Merriman
Photography: Stephen Gray
Builder: Sarah Homes
Size: 141 sq m
Living Area: 119 sq m
Curved roof line
Bulkheads either side of entry
For more information about the house in this story please look at the Pavilion 3e product page.