Sarah Homes' Hayborough 180 design creates a calming and contemporary space, so families can get away and leave the stress of the city behind
The thought of waking to the sound of waves lapping at the beach is a charming one, especially if you are residing in Sarah Homes' Hayborough 180 home. As the school and summer holidays draw near, you might be tempted to entertain the idea of buying a holiday home or having a permanent sea change. Or perhaps you are looking to bring a beach vibe to the suburbs. The Hayborough 180 design, which is on display at Old Noarlunga, fits the bill for all of the above, with three bedrooms and a generous open-plan living.
Sarah Homes' marketing manager, Juliet Haslam, says the design is the newest member of the Hayborough family and has been one of Sarah Homes' best -selling square-shaped designs. "It's suited to square blocks, corner blocks or acreage allotments, offering a good frontage and both a rear and side veranda and decking," she says.
"It cleverly incorporates a high, raked ceiling and an abundance of full -length windows and sliding doors. Natural light swarms through the home, giving it that 'always on holidays' feel." The living areas line one side of the home, with the sleeping quarters on the other. Two minor bedrooms come off a short hallway near the entry and are good sizes, with built-in robes. They are serviced by a nearby three-way bathroom, which is also easily accessible from the living area for guests.
Also near the entry is a large study with a bright green sliding door, and it opens to a corner veranda. Filled with natural light, this room makes a nice getaway from the open-plan living and it offers good flexibility, as it could also be used as a fourth bedroom, guest room or second living area, depending on what you need most. The large master bedroom is in the back corner of the layout and is also off a short hallway (which also incorporates a European-style laundry behind a set of doors), which ensures extra privacy. It comes complete with two sets of built-in robes and a generous ensuite with a wall-to-wall shower.
Creating a space for the family to come together is the expansive open-plan living, dining and kitchen, which opens up to the large veranda and deck. Inside, the raked ceiling reaches 3.3m high and light streams through the windows and glass-sliding doors surrounding the area, all emphasising the sense of space.
"Natural light filters into the home, giving it an airy and open feel," Juliet says. The modern galley-style kitchen has white Laminex overhead and tall cupboards, a Laminex Essastone benchtop and underbench cupboards in Laminex's warm Rural Oak. There's enough space at the island bench to seat four people, and it is bound to be a popular part of the home at any time of the year, with light streaming in on two sides.
It's the attention to detail that make this home special. The feature fireplace showcases the design's adaptability throughout the seasons, taking it from summer beach house to cosy winter home with the lighting of a flame. Also, the use of louvre windows brings natural cooling and cross ventilation - a practical and money-saving addition.
A highlight of the Hayborough 180 has to be the location of the kitchen. Located at the rear, it faces two sliding doors which open to the large deck and pergola, which is perfect to grow a climber on. "It brings the outside in, with large windows and sliding doors overlooking the alfresco and decking areas," Juliet says. A living space of its own, the alfresco could potentially be your most-used "room" in the warmer months. You can read a book, enjoy a glass of wine, entertain, have meals or play games with children.
Meanwhile, the modern dark-toned facade uses contemporary products and is Australia's first display home to feature True Oak Mid Matt finished iron in Colorbond Matt Stealth, from Revolution Roofing. The design's square shape also means it offers orientation flexibility, taking full advantage of any potential views from three sides of the house.
Perfect as a casual weekender or a lifestyle home, the Hayborough 180 offers flexibility throughout. There is an alternative design available for the European laundry, and if you have little ones around - especially if you're planning to be down at the beach all the time you can add a bath.
Sep-2017 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine
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