Picasso 250 (Mt Barker)

Picasso 250 (Mt Barker)

Picasso 250 (Mt Barker) – Virtual Tour

To view price and details see the Picasso 250 (Mt Barker) product page.
The Picasso 250 is currently at our Mt Barker display village.

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Renoir 280 (Mt Barker)

Renoir 280 (Mt Barker)

Renoir 280 (Mt Barker) – Virtual Tour

To view price and details see the Renoir 280 (Mt Barker) product page.
The Renoir 280 is currently at our Mt Barker display village.

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Renoir 280 (Mt Barker)

Renoir 280 (Mt Barker)

Renoir 280

TRADITIONAL

Renoir 280 (Mt Barker)

Priced from $262,800  Width 16.8m   Depth 21.8m   Total Area 286.5m2   Brochure iconPdf   On display at Mt Barker

 

Renoir 280 (Mt Barker) floorplan


Plans and elevations are artist’s renderings only, may not accurately represent the actual condition of a home as constructed and may contain options or furnishings that are not standard.

Renoir 280 virtual tour

 

Renoir 280 photos

 

Picasso 250 (Mt Barker)

Picasso 250 (Mt Barker)

Picasso 250

Courtyard

Picasso 250 (Mt Barker)

Priced from $207,800  Width 15.0m   Depth 24.3m   Total Area 256.9m2   Brochure iconPdf  On display at Mt Barker

 

Picasso 250 (Mt Barker) floorplan


Plans and elevations are artist’s renderings only, may not accurately represent the actual condition of a home as constructed and may contain options or furnishings that are not standard.

Picasso 250 virtual tour

 

Picasso 250 photos

 

 

Lautrec 250

Lautrec 250 (Seaford Heights)

Lautrec (Seaford Heights) – Virtual Tour

To view price and details see the Lautrec 250 product page.
The Lautrec 250 is currently at our Seaford Heights display village.

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Video Walkthrough

Warhol 270

Warhol 270 (Seaford Heights) Virtual Tour

Warhol 270 (Seaford Heights) – Virtual Tour

To view price and details see the Warhol 270 product page.
The Warhol 270 is currently at our Seaford Heights display village.

Photos

Video Walkthrough

Lautrec 250 (Seaford Heights)

Lautrec 250 (Seaford Heights)

Lautrec 250 (Seaford Heights) 3 beds 2 baths 2 living areas

COURTYARD

Lautrec 250 (Seaford Heights)

Priced from $217,900    Width 13.9m   Depth 21.1m   Total Area 252.9m2   Brochure iconPdf On display at  Seaford Heights

 

Lautrec 250 Floorplan


Plans and elevations are artist’s renderings only, may not accurately represent the actual condition of a home as constructed and may contain options or furnishings that are not standard.

Lautrec 250 virtual tour

Lautrec 250 photos

Video Walkthrough

Warhol 270 (Seaford Heights)

Warhol 270 (Seaford Heights)

Warhol 270 (Seaford Heights) 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas and 2 studies

TRADITIONAL

Warhol 270 (Seaford Heights)

Priced from $236,800  Width 17.1m   Depth 21.3m   Total Area 272m2   Brochure iconPdf On display at  Seaford Heights

 

Warhol 270 (Seaford Heights) Floorplan


Plans and elevations are artist’s renderings only, may not accurately represent the actual condition of a home as constructed and may contain options or furnishings that are not standard.

Warhol 270 virtual tour

 

Warhol 270 Photos

Video Walkthrough

A stand out on the street

A stand out on the street

A stand out on the street

This Mt Barker couple enjoyed a smooth build experience when they chose Gallery Living to create their new home

A stand out on the street the Picasso

With plenty of experience on new house builds, plumber Sean King was determined -yet not overly confident -that his own home build should go. exactly to plan. "I actually met the work supervisor on site, which is a pretty unusual thing to do (for home builders), to tell him, face-to-face, how much of a pain in the butt I might be -I wanted to pre warn him," Sean says. "I've been on millions of build sites and I was pretty pessimistic going into (this build). "I know how many issues people have with a lot of the builders out there."

To Sean's surprise, his own experience was virtually problem-free, which he attributes to the professionalism of his builder, Gallery Living. Sean and his painter-decorator wife Kelly wanted to build a unique home for their Mt Barker corner block, that resembled nothing else on their street, and chose Gallery Living for the array of building materials they use, including heel. After selecting Gallery Living's Picasso 200 four-bedroom, two-bathroom design as the base, the couple set about modifying it to make it one of a kind.

They started by removing the fourth bedroom and the laundry, then slightly increased the double garage to install a European-style laundry there. The extra floor space created by eliminating
two rooms allowed the kitchen to be relocated and its orientation rotated 90 degrees so that the breakfast bar faced into the dining and living areas. A walk-through wardrobe, connecting the master bedroom and ensuite, was included in the modified plans, as well as a dedicated library space with nooks for book shelves in the living zone.

Sean says Gallery Living accommodated all their changes, enabling the couple to build a bigger home than originally anticipated and one that they will likely remain in long-term. "Our original plan was to build a small home and then step up (and build a family home later)," Sean says. "But the process ( of modifying the plans) was absolutely awesome. Everything we wanted to do, (the sales consultant) said yes, we could do that. '"If we'd had a salesperson that wasn't interested, and was annoyed with making changes, and wasn't willing to get us through all that, it wouldn't have worked (as successfully).

'With the work (to modify the plans), and the build, we're now of the opinion that we've built our forever home." Sean and Kelly, who welcomed daughter Saga shortly after moving in, now have a beautiful home, with a bold colour scheme that includes feature walls in terracotta, emerald green and navy. "(The decorating style) was all Kelly," says Sean, who saved considerable expenses by undertaking work on the retaining walls and other tasks, like installing the skirting boards, himself. "It looks really, really great. I'm proud of what Kelly has done -she did an incredible job with it."

The couple say they achieved their one-of-a­kind dream home and, given the chance to do it again, would only change the concreting outside from black to a more eye-catching aggregate. "If you drive down our street, our house stands out from everyone else in the entire street," Sean says. "It's the perfect place for us."

Features you'll love

European laundry: These homeowners didn't want to waste precious space on a separate laundry room so opted for a European-style laundry in the garage.

High-performance hebel: Building with hebel provides a greater choice of textures, finishes and colours for your home. It also has excellent insulation qualities, which mean lower home heating and cooling costs. and is a good option for bushfire-prone areas.

One of a kind: Ready-to-build plans are a great start but. if you want a home that perfectly matches your needs, make sure you find a builder who is happy to accommodate any changes.

 

31-Jan-20 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

This exact house model is no longer available, to see a similar house please view the  Picasso 195.

 

Thinking Green

Thinking Green

Thinking green

To receive the full benefit of "thinking green", plan well before you build

Thinking Green plan well before you build

Energy consciousness and the future of our planet is now an issue that cannot be ignored by any industry, and the home building industry is no exception.

"Unfortunately it's usually after receiving the keys to their new home that many buyers begin to think about energy efficiency," Longridge Group general manager Andrew Lindsay says.

"Solar panels appear on roofs and energy ratings guide the purchase of appliances." He says the best time to make a real contribution to the environment is at the beginning, when you choose your design and builder. By choosing a home built from the latest lightweight composite materials with designs that make the most of the sun, you can make a real difference.

The design can play an ongoing role in reducing your reliance on energy costs. Choose a design that optimises light flow but always be aware of the sunís track in summer. "Twenty-five years of building homes has taught us to take advantage of natural light and warmth to create efficient and friendly spaces to live in," Andrew says.

"Meet with your eco-conscious builder onsite to discuss the optimal placement of your home to make the best use of light and plan your garden ahead, including the placement of deciduous trees to provide shade in summer while inviting in warmth and light in winter. "Genuinely environmentally conscious builders now have an array of lightweight construction materials that can be used to add interest to their architecture while reducing the buildingís carbon footprint."

He says people find homes built with these materials are more interesting contextually, while designs that harness natural light provide a feeling of spaciousness.

"By using composite construction materials, plantation-grown timber framing and eco-smart design principles, builders can create interesting and eco-friendly homes that offer a blend of liveability and affordability," he says. Materials including glass, hardwood timber, autoclaved aerated panels (Hebel), compressed cement fibre products and steel cladding in a variety of colours and textures provide architects with unlimited design possibilities.

Timber has low "embodied energy", about 10-30 per cent of that required to manufacture steel. It is a renewable energy source. While mature trees are felled for construction timber, their replacements absorb carbon dioxide as they grow.

 

The Sunday Mail Home Magazine