Lindsay 160

Lindsay 160 Escape to a breezy holiday home

Lindsay 160 Escape to a breezy holiday home

Escape to a breezy holiday home where you can while away the weekend and enjoy the outlook

As Easter approaches, the annual pilgrimage to the coast will soon be under way as we flee the city for a relaxing few days by the beach. It's about now we all wish we'd bought or built that holiday home we talked about last year ... or the year before. Something simplistic in layout with a generous entertaining/living zone and enough bedrooms to fit all the family and friends.

A design such as Sarah Homes' Lindsay 160. This largely squarish design features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and has one large central living zone, which combines both the kitchen and dining. It also connects to a wraparound deck, as seen in the display at Old Noarlunga. While the decking is an optional choice, it can be customised to suit the block, ensuring you get an outdoor living area where you need it.

To accommodate the different decking needs, the Lindsay 160 has been designed with the aspect in mind, with two sets of sliding doors and windows on several sides to take in views. And as you'll want in a holiday home, the kitchen comes with an island bench and is central to all parts, with abundant storage and cupboard space.


02-Dec-2018 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

For more information about the house in this story please look at the Lindsay 160.


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Lindsay 160 a house with contemporary vibes

Lindsay 160 a house with contemporary vibes

Looking for a holiday house with contemporary vibes?
Then take a look at Sarah Homes' striking Lindsay 160 design

When you have walked through as many holiday home displays as I have, I expect to find neutral facades, airy interiors and homes that evoke a relaxed environment. And that's exactly what you'll want in a holiday home, a relaxed, chilled out space. However, walking towards Sarah Homes' newly revamped Lindsay 160 display home at Old Noarlunga I found myself genuinely excited by its daring contemporary facade. This wasn't going to be just another holiday home.

Wide welcoming timber decks are contrasted by off-white Colorbond corrugate, used horizontally, and dark navy cladding which drapes this angular, almost flat-roofed home creating impact and intrigue. This is a unique architectural design and it would look equally at home near the coast or on acreage.

Sarah Homes' Julie Durand says the four bedroom, two-bathroom design was inspired by clients wanting a calm and informal feeling home that worked with their needs when on holiday.  "The single-storey design is extremely flexible, able to be tailored to suit different blocks and family dynamics," she says. "There is no formal  entry and no formal rooms, the home was designed with a large central open living area to appeal to those who want a relaxed modern lifestyle."

The first thing I noticed about the design was how both access points
- on two sides via the open-plan living zone
- could easily be used as a main entrance.

The fact that the living zone has windows on three sides is a huge plus when it comes to making the most of your allotment's views and the northerly aspect. "Most homes are designed for traditional land  allotments that are rectangular, but this home has a square footprint, giving it an unique edge," Julie says. "It is a straightforward open design with a large voluminous feel." This feeling of space is felt the moment you slide open the doors and walk into the main living space, which expands around you to reveal the dining, living and kitchen area.

In terms of dream inclusions, skylights are towards the top of many wish lists as they allow light to flood through your home and almost become a moving artwork when you lay on the couch and look up to the sky. Here, they are positioned above the lounge and kitchen and they further that contemporary angular feel. Although an optional extra, the difference they make to the main space is huge, allowing the light to bounce off the crisp white interior and draw  your eye to the warm tones of the kitchen and the oak floating floorboards.

The central kitchen is stylish with an island bench and plenty of storage, and being located next to large sliding doors that open out to an undercover deck, it can only be described as an entertainer's dream. This undercover area, particularly when built near the coast, will also offer that extra degree of protection against coastal breezes that you'll most likely need.

Behind the living zone, the hallway runs in two directions, with two points of access to the bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry. As standard, the laundry comes with a basic washtub, which means you can add further storage down the track as your budget allows. However the decking outside the laundry door almost acts as an outdoor mudroom providing a great spot for any sandy or muddy apparel to be left outdoors, without tracking the mess inside.

The main bathroom is nice and spacious and dressed in pleasant white and timber tones with a large double shower and bath , a separate powder room with vanity and a separate toilet. Two bedrooms are nestled on either side of the laundry and although they do not have robes, they are well  sized to allow for storage solutions. At one end of the hallway it expands out to reveal the master bedroom which was a standout in terms of features.

While the large floor space and sliding robes were a big plus, what won me over was the ability to completely open up the room via sliding doors on to a private deck - which  created day dreams of sitting out on the deck on a crisp morning with a cup of coffee, watching the sunrise.  The master ensuite also proves impressive, although the tall, almost floor-to-ceiling window in the double shower might induce some thought as to how close the neighbours are to your home. Or maybe you'll just want to plant a hedge outside the window.

At the other end of the hallway the fourth bedroom provides the ability to convert the space into a rumpus room , nursery or home office. This flexibility ensures this design will grow with your family needs well over time. Throughout the Lindsay 160's design, the neutral interior creates a sense of calm, which is exactly what you want from a holiday home. "The home features neutral interior decor and seems quite tranquil and relaxed , while still very modern," Julie says.

"(The design) provides holiday home buyers with something different to their main home in Adelaide, however having said that we have had clients build it as their main residence." Which is understandable, as the striking facade  would look at home in the trendy suburbs as much as it would in a vacation setting. Sarah Homes have clearly taken their time designing the Lindsay 160, effortlessly balancing the relaxed nature of a holiday home with contemporary design and the features we love in our everyday homes, without breaking the bank, as this design starts from $108,500.

With 199sqm in total size and 147sqm of living area, this design promises to provide your family with plenty of space to relax during your holidays or weekends. In terms of holiday homes, the Lindsay 160 is definitely worth taking the time to visit.


02-Dec-2018 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

For more information about the house in this story please look at the Lindsay 160.


Beachside Retreat

Lindsay 132 a casual beachside style

Lindsay 132 a casual beachside style

Creating a casual beachside style for their home was the key factor for David Hayes and his son, Jake. "What I liked about the design and why I chose it was because it was designed to look like a casual beachside shack," says David. "I chose it for its straight lines, its open-plan areas and because it would be easy to maintain. "I decided to buy off the plan because I couldn't find anything I liked in the location that I wanted. I liked the simplicity of this design, so found land near the beach and built exactly the style I wanted."

Featuring polished floorboards, white walls and dark tiles for the bathroom and laundry, the home's decor is minimalist. "I chose the polished floorboards because I thought it would be a great contrast between the floor and the white walls," says David. "I chose white for the walls so I would be able to display my own art on the walls, and the contrast works very well."

Turning left on entering the home, you immediately step into the main living and entertaining areas. The spacious kitchen boasts a long breakfast bar with dual sink, gas stove top and oven. "I love to cook and entertain at the same time so it fits perfectly with my style," says David.

The kitchen, meals preparation area, casual dining and living are all open-plan, with plenty of windows capturing ample natural light. "This is my favourite part of the house as it's an enjoyable place to gather with friends and family," says David. Access to the alfresco decking is via glass sliding doors from the main bedroom and living area. A casual dining room to the right of the entry has access to a separate, larger decked alfresco area, providing an ideal indoor outdoor entertaining space.

The main bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows, glass sliding door access to the rear alfresco area, built-in wardrobes and ensuite. The minor bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a central bathroom.


19-Apr-2009 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

For more information about the house in this story please look at the Lindsay 132.


Boxing Clever

The Lindsay Ideal for a square or wide allotment

The Lindsay Ideal for a square or wide allotment

Ideal for a square or wide allotment, Sarah Homes' Lindsay 4e  will make you feel like you're on holiday all the time

For a square, the Lindsay 4e by Sarah Homes is cutting edge. "The home is quite different, as it has a square footprint," Helen Lowrie of Sarah Homes says. "Most homes are designed for traditional land allotments that are rectangular." For this reason it is appealing as a holiday getaway for anyone looking for something far removed from their home, particularly if it's a more traditional design.

But Helen says a number of clients have also built the Lindsay 4e's "simple open design with a large voluminous feel" as their main residence. For many, no doubt, it's because they want to feel like they're on holiday every day. "This home has a very relaxed informal feel, there is no formal entry and no formal rooms," Helen says. "The Lindsay 4e was designed with a large central open living area to appeal to those who want a relaxed, modern lifestyle."

In fact, the Lindsay 4e was designed as a 'push me, pull me' home. "The elevation works equally well from the front or the back," Helen says. "Quite often, the question is which is the front. It has been described as similar to a palindrome word." In line with the home's laidback feel, the four bedrooms are in each corner of the home, giving everyone their own quiet place to retreat to. "The bedrooms quite often get zoned as two distinct areas, the adult zone on the side of the home with the main bedroom, and either a kids' zone or guest zone on the other side," Helen says.

The main bedroom has a built-in robe and ensuite with a double shower for a touch of luxury. The main bathroom on the opposite side has been cleverly designed so it can be used by more than one person at a time, which will be appreciated if the home is a primary place of residence. The bathroom is three-way, meaning one child can be having a shower while another brushes his or her teeth in the separate vanity.

Next to that is a handy good-sized laundry which opens to the outdoors for convenience. While the bedrooms and bathrooms are positioned to give everyone their space, the large central open plan, with the kitchen, meals and family areas, is designed to bring them together. "For the days when weather allows outdoor entertaining, the large double sliding doors open directly from the kitchen and dining area to outside," Helen says. "Due to the large double sliding doors on both sides of the home, it has excellent thermal efficiency and cross ventilation. "The interplay and transfer of light through the central living area provides little need for cooling or heating."

Helen says visitors to the Pooraka display home often pick the Lindsay 4e's open plan as their favourite feature. "The living area captures their imagination with its ability to enjoy views from both sides of the home - it could be sea views from one direction and hill views from the other." Suited to those who want a relaxed lifestyle, the Linsday 4e design also offers flexibility. "The floorplan can be changed or adapted to anyone's needs," Helen says, noting carport and garages can easily be added if desired. "However, due to the unique nature of this design, it rarely gets changed." If anything, people alter the decking areas, she says. "The size of these depends on their land size and entertaining needs."


20-Jul-2014 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

For more information about the house in this story please look at the Lindsay 155.


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