Where once stood a single storey home, similar in design to those found on many suburban Monterey streets, now stands a striking three level family home that’s as individual as its owners. This stunning property chosen for the cover of this year’s Sydney Custom Homes, was awarded joint winner of the NSW Excellence in Housing Award for Best  Design & Construct House  $1 Million – $2 Million in 2014 and it’s easy to see why.

Every square centimetre of the land was utilised, from the entry right the way back to the rear boundary fence, providing enough space for a large family home with fabulous outdoor entertaining and recreation areas. The front façade, simplistic in some ways, only offers a hint at the architectural detail found within and to the rear, where the home really shines with its family-sized outdoor oasis featuring a pool with dazzling waterfall feature seemingly cascading from the exterior of the home.

Inside, the grand, double height foyer and internal courtyard begin to set the scene for the wide open living spaces with soaring ceilings, while the upper windows let in ample light to the living room where there’s a beautiful symmetry of windows and doors surrounding the feature dual-face fireplace. Clever design of the kitchen cabinets means they almost fade into the walls, resulting in a functional yet unobtrusive space.

Here the dining table is shaded by the large roof structure that spans out from the house and features beautiful timber tiles on its underside.

Throughout the home individual touches express the individuality of the family who lives here. A modern sophistication can be seen in the decorative features and wallcoverings such as the lavish wallpaper in the bathroom, and each of the children’s bedrooms reflect their distinct personalities. Even so, overall the home ties together perfectly, resulting in a fun, family friendly space that will stand the test of time.

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