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Affordable, stylish and relaxed, the McCubbin 120 by Sarah Homes offers three bedrooms and open-plan living, so you can entertain indoors and outdoors

After an escape during the holiday season? Wish you had somewhere for a Christmas getaway or a home ideal for hosting the festivities? Whether you're looking for a sometimes -home to enjoy weekends by the sea or relaxed indooroutdoor permanent living with space to entertain, the compact McCubbin 120 by Sarah Homes fits the bill for both.

This flexible design with three bedrooms and one bathroom is suited to families after a holiday house, retirees downsizing from larger family homes, investors, or even people wanting to try their hand at owning a holiday rental or Airbnb. It also makes a great permanent home for anyone living in regional areas as Sarah Homes build throughout the state.

Underlying all of this is the value it offers. On display at Sarah Homes ' display village at Mile End, the crisp white Sycon Linea-clad McCubbin 120 has been inspired by the sea side and presents a nautical holiday feel. Sarah Homes' marketing manager, Juliet Haslam, says it offers open -plan living which is perfect for holidays.

"It's an entertainer's dream with dining, lounge and galley kitchen opening on to a decked alfresco, ideal for summer barbecues with family and friends," she says. "It's casual, relaxed and simple yet stylish".

The McCubbin's long shape, which is 6.9m wide and 16.4m deep, means it is suitable for narrow allotments and would be great on a block with a view. The three-bedroom display home showcases upgraded features including 2.7m vaulted ceilings raked to 3.2m - which in  high in any home, decorative internal and external wall cladding (a must-have for coastal styling) and a feature splashback kitchen window, all adding to the relaxed, light and airy atmosphere.

It has natural timber-look flooring for an authentic feel, a deep black feature wall in the living area and a contemporary, user-friendly kitchen. The kitchen has a large island bench, shown with waterfall ends, which is a great space to prepare meals or gather around with friends for drinks and nibbles. It also makes for a breakfast bar, with room for stools to enjoy causal meals.

There's also a large pantry and plenty of overhead storage as well as ample drawer space  with timber-look cabinetry adding a raw and coastal vibe to the kitchen. Facing the living and dining areas it seamlessly blends the zones to create one, flowing space.

The open -plan living area opens via wide sliding doors to a generous raised timber deck, an upgrade feature, but one you'll most likely want to include in some configuration. Decks can be customised to suit the block, Juliet says. "It extends the natural living area - there's no step down from inside to out," Juliet says.

"When the sliding doors are pushed back it brings out the whole indoor/outdoor entertaining experience." Entertaining areas are at the front of the house with sleeping quarters at the back, with the entry half way along the side of the home. "This has been designed for added  privacy from the living zones which can also be reversed with the entertaining space at the rear," Juliet says.

All three bedrooms have large windows which fills them with natural light. One is fitted with a bunk bed, showcasing the generous sizes and ceiling height that the bedrooms offer.  Nearby is the three-way bathroom, conveniently located for all bedrooms as well as guests. It has a walk-in powder room with vanity, a freestanding bathtub and shower, and a separate toilet, making for practical, simultaneous use.

"The best orientation for this home is to capture the views and for open -plan living spaces to face north," Juliet says. "We can make this flexible design work depending on the orientation and features of the block."

While the McCubbin 120 design is a compact home that will suit many, if you 're in need of a little more space, there are three other McCubbin versions to opt for. Either way an affordable, stylish and relaxing lifestyle awaits.

03-Dec-2017 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

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