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When the perfect piece of land came up for sale in a rural setting, the Pavilion 4e design by Sarah Homes was the ideal fit for it
When making the jump from renting to building your own home, you don't want to settle for anything less than perfection. Willunga resident Tanya White had lived in the area for 13 years before the right allotment became available. "We fell in love with the town because there is an amazing sense of community here," she says. 'When our block of land came on the market, and it was affordable, we snapped it up."
The decision to build her first home with Sarah Homes was simple for Tanya, having already fallen in love with the Pavilion 4e design during visits to their display villages. Wider than it is deep, with dimensions of 20.7m x 8.7m, the Pavilion 4e design is a modular home with two pods linked by a breezeway. Ideal for wide blocks, the design has a living pod and a pod with sleeping quarters including four bedrooms, two bathrooms and the laundry.
A large deck is an optional extra that can also be added to the design. "When I purchased the land I wanted to make the most of the views and the Pavilion 4e was just perfect," she says. "It was a design I'd always liked and it just happened to fit perfectly on our block. "Drawn to the obscurity of the design, Tanya made minor tweaks to get the most out of her home, which Sarah Homes were happy to accommodate.
"As a single parent, family budget was a big factor in our build and I'm really pleased with what we managed to include in the build cost," she says The four -bedroom, two-bathroom design features 140sqm of living space, an ideal size for Tanya and her 15-year-old son Evan, while ensuring there's room to give over the years. "Because it has four bedrooms and there's only two of us, I get to have a sewing room and we have a guest room as well as some storage - if anything it will end up being too big rather than too small!" Tanya says.
With a build process of almost a year, Tanya says Sarah Homes' expert advice and consistent communication made the experience as smooth and stress -free as possible. "I had a fabulous consultant called Paula who was just on the same page with me," she says.
"Our building supervisor Zenon was also really great to work with, I came into this build with a reasonable amount of background knowledge and strong ideas of what I wanted and he respected that." Having lived in the home for almost a year and a half, Tanya and Evan are thrilled with the end result.
"We absolutely love it - I never knew how good it was going to feel to own a house but it's just great," Tanya says. "I feel like it's a really functional design that allows us our privacy but also provides a great space for coming together -we love catching up at the dining table while looking at our stunning views."
21-Oct-18 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine
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