Escape to a Weekender

Emily 190 enjoy a relaxing weekend in style

Enjoy a relaxing weekend in the Emily 2 Storey by Sarah Homes

A weekend away is all about spending time with family or friends, catching up, laughing, enjoying anecdotes and hopefully, drinking good wine or craft beers. If it's warmer weather, you'll want to relax around an outdoor table on the deck, but in mid winter as it is now, it will be the indoor comfort of a spacious lounge that you'll be seeking. The upstairs of the Emily 2 Storey design by Sarah Homes has the space and open-plan styling for these types of occasions, where you can all gather but still have room to stretch out as you relax into the evening festivities.

Friends will enjoy the combined kitchen zone, dining space and lounge which covers most of the upper level and opens out to a huge deck which wraps around the front, easily doubling the space on the first floor for entertaining. Being able to keep the conversation flowing as dinner is made or drinks are poured is just what you want when friends are over, while the opportunity to have a view over the landscape supremely adds to the feeling of getting away from it all and escaping the usual humdrum of life.

The second-storey living takes advantage of any potential views should you choose to buy a coastal block, riverside block or in a hillside area, with large windows opening up the views on three sides. The deck also can be customised to suit the owner's block, as well as personal taste and requirements. Four spacious bedrooms, each worthy of queen-size beds, or two lots of bunks each, means there's enough space for couples to share the house with several sets of friends, or two or three families can stay at once.

Three of the bedrooms are downstairs, where it will tend to be quieter, and the ground level also has a second lounge area, ideal for the children or teens wanting to watch a DVD while you are upstairs socialising. The ground level also houses the handy three-way bathroom, plus a laundry and the home's entry, which is off the lounge. A laundry may not be a high priority for a weekend stay, but it will always be valuable for those staying longer in school holidays or over holiday periods.

Upstairs, the Emily 2 Storey has two more conveniences: a powder room with a separate toilet, and the ensuite off the main bedroom. With the space inside, it's surprising when you learn this home is only 7.5m wide, so it suits a variety of blocks including slim ones. Its modern angular design with pitched roof, and timber and corrugated cladding, gives it that chilled-out holiday feel, suited to both rural and beachside locales but no matter where it's built, it's a design you'll be wanting to escape to at weekends.

29-Jun-2014 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

For more information about the house in this story please look at the Emily 190 product page.

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