Art Style

Art Style

Gallery Living's Cezanne 255 combines a family home with modern art style

Modern art has played a big part in history and artists such as Paul Cezanne, a post Impressionist, had a way with cubist style. So taking influence from the artist, Gallery Living's Cezanne 255 home design has a square -set style with cube -like boxes stacked on top of each other.

This design is one of the variations of Gallery Living's Cezanne range and this one offers three bedrooms, three living zones and two bathrooms. Quite impressive for a home that is a mere 13.2m wide and 19.3m deep. But that's where two -storey homes come into their own, as they can cater for multiple living spaces by going up and separating bedrooms, and creating more space out of less.

The design on the lower level meanders inward and out with windows everywhere, with the double garage dominating a fair portion of space and the central kitchen acting as a link between the front of the home and the back.

The master suite is given a very generous space - looking out to the optional alfresco - and comes with a long, almost hidden ensuite (there's also a powder room nearby for guests).

Upstairs, two further bedrooms sit at the back of the L-shaped upper level with a bathroom, the third living zone and a media/study nook on the landing. The merits of this design include its separation of living spaces, an emphasis on the outside space as much as the indoor space, and sustainable practices in an elegant and interesting package.

 

25-Oct-20 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

Find out more about the Cezanne 255.

 

Artful thinking

Artful thinking

Long and lean, the two-storey Cezanne 290 design by Gallery Living offers a sustainable home that is elegant, interesting and practical for family life

Think of a sleek, slender design but spacious enough to house a large family and you would be thinking of the Cezanne 290 by Gallery Living. With 292sqm total size, four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a double garage, this design packs plenty of features within its two storeys and does so with unique style.

Like art, Gallery Living likes to create floorplans with a point of difference and the Cezanne 290 is a fine example of its creative thinking, both in turns of sustainable design and energy efficiency. One of four living areas is a formal living room at the front of the lower level, and it's open layout to the home's entry makes it a welcoming light -filled space.

Following an elongated open plan layout, the lower level is an entertainer's dream with a standout feature being the ability to open up the large living and dining areas to the side garden or alfresco (ideally facing north), creating extra space to enjoy with friends or family. Past the stairs and internal access to the garage is a classy kitchen which features a slick long island bench (with two inset sinks) that connects to the meals area, making it the perfect spot for a quick bite to eat before work.

The dining area has been given a generous space and a partition wall divides it from the family lounge at the rear. The wall in turn becomes both a practical feature (to mount the TV on) and a focal point that helps zone each space and add a sense of privacy within the open plan. Given the narrow nature of this design its 12m at its widest point - space efficiency is paramount, which can be seen with the inclusion of an European-style laundry placed opposite the kitchen. At first sight you may think it's a storage cupboard but a full-length laundry with cupboards and a long bench is carefully concealed behind the hi-folding doors.

Behind this, the large master bedroom is given its own private wing with a long built -in wardrobe on one side of the room, and a luxurious ensuite on the other. Here the ensuite offers both a shower and a deep bath, a wide vanity and toilet. Upstairs is a private oasis for the rest of the family, with three bedrooms nestled at the rear but not far from the spacious rumpus room. This space could easily double as a home theatre, perfect for enjoying a movie with the family or friends.

A slimline bathroom upstairs makes the second level feel self-sufficient from the rest of the home, with a separate toilet leaving plenty of room in the bathroom for a large shower and long vanity. With recess niches scattered throughout living areas (for bookshelves and trinkets), this design creates interest through clever thinking and inclusions. This thinking extends right through to the contemporary facade where a mix of materials, colour and lines give it a bold edge.

Gallery Living's Cezanne 290 has all the features to keep a family comfortable and zoned spaces ensure privacy and quiet time.

Features you will love:

Side facing views outdoors: Your outdoor space should never be forgotten when choosing a home design and this one makes it a focal point of the home layout. Easy access via two sets of sliding doors open out to the garden to make the most of warm weather and to make entertaining a breeze.

Room divider: The clever installation of a partition wall gives the impression of private spaces without disrupting the flow of the open plan on the lower level.

Crisp fresh interior: Sometimes you've just got to love a bright white glossy interior. It's easy to keep up with trends and it attracts natural light. adding to the spacious feel of your home

 

18-Jun-17 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

Find out more about the Cezanne 290.

 

A taste of the high life

A taste of the high life

Maximising the investment on land with a view, the Rembrandt 365 by Gallery Living is a spacious home for entertaining and living well

 Most modern homes these days incorporate an outdoor zone for entertaining, but when there's a view worth looking at it's essential you take advantage of it. Capturing that view and a space to enjoy it means considering the orientation of your home and whereabouts you want to be as you look out to the city, coast or hillside. So think about a two-storey home with views to the coast, and where you can enjoy the outlook from a choice of two balconies off the main living zone, plus if you need it an undercover alfresco downstairs for garden party entertaining.

We are at Gallery Living's Rembrandt 365 display home, a new design that has been built at Seaford Heights hillside Vista estate, where a gentle slope gives a great advantage out to the Moana coastline and 180-degree views. This two-storey design punches in at sizeable 363sqm, with a l2.4m frontage and l9.4m depth, and as Gallery Living's sales manger Russell Slater says, it would be an ideal home for "any land that offers you a view, front or rear, where the capture of it will increase your investment value".

"It is designed to maximise investment on land with a view, especially to the front. This home is perfect for any esplanade land facing the coast," he adds. "The Rembrandt 365 is all about making the most of views and direct! y tying that into both everyday living and entertaining. "All too often the upper level oftwo-storey homes doesn't let you make the most of a wonderful view over the coast or hills, but we wanted a design that directly linked your living time to the outside while increasing investment value on special blocks."

Considering this four-bedroom, two bathroom, two-living area plus a double garage design will fit on a minimum 15m wide by 30m deep block, it makes it a worthy option for many coastal or riverside blocks. Not that you need to limit it to a water view, as you may prefer a cityscape or bush views even, and that's where the innovative look of the Rembrandt 365 gives it cutting edge contemporary appeal: a home you could perfectly slot into an inner urban block or perch on the side of the Mt Lofty Ranges.

"Our design style is modern classic," Russell says. "We wanted to produce a striking home using modern designer materials, which is not a slave to trends and fads. "We always aim for balance to our homes and especially for two-storey homes, reducing the visual bulk and blandness that has become commonplace."

On show, the display features a specification  marginally above the standard option, so it gives visitors a good indication of the value they could get in finishes and fixtures, while always having the choice to stick to the standard range or upgrade. It's also a home which will appeal to families who like to entertain, those who like to gather relatives and friends over and centre life at their house, and like to do it year round, so having larger open indoor and outdoor zones does matter.

"Outdoor entertaining is a real passion for people now and this home offers an alfresco that flows out to the backyard, a front balcony to take in the view and a glass of wine, while the large rear balcony flows straight from the kitchen and dining area to provide a private, sheltered outdoor kitchen and entertainment area," Russell says.

For me, the fusion of the light -filled upper level spaces, is the selling point of this home. While it is open plan and all spaces revolve around the smart, sassy-styled galley kitchen plenty of wall cupboards and above and below counter storage plus the essential island - you still feel like you have multiple spaces to eat meals or sit back in, and there's a distinct holiday feel going on.

The family lounge with its floor-to-ceiling windows creates a bright space with ample views and the long balcony off it is sheltered and private even though it faces the street. At the back, the semi-enclosed balcony has plenty of space for a barbecue, an outdoor corner lounger and table and still lots of room to move.

On the upper level the home's owners will enjoy a secluded master bedroom, which in anyone's mind is large, featuring two sets of fitted built-in wardrobes and off it an equally spacious, long ensuite. Downstairs there are a further three bedrooms plus an open study, so this effectively also become a five-bedroom home if needed.

The Rembrandt 365's lower level shouldn't be overlooked, despite the upper level's charms, as the ground floor also provides a lounge connected to a decked alfresco - and there's a really nice feel about this space when the sun shines in. The mood is different perhaps due to the darker feature walls, but it is cosy and warm and very relaxed.

The amenities of the main bathroom and laundry are kept together, saving costs in the build and making it central and accessible. From visitor feedback it's apparent the balconies are winning them over, along with the views they encapsulate, and it's easy to see why. Take my advice, go out and stand on the front balcony and soak up the view then head to the back balcony, sit back and imagine how easy your next barbecue would be.

 

09-Oct-16 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

Find out more about the Rembrandt 365. Note: no longer on display.

 

Best of Build on 450sqm

Best of Build on 450sqm

That's a Great Fit - Don't rate a block by it's coverage — you'll be surprised how much house you can squeeze on 450sqm.

Details: 243sqm total size 191 sqm living areas | 9m width | 22.5m depth | 3 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms | 2 living areas | double garage | 2.7m ceilings (ground) 2.6m ceilings (upper)

Why we like it: Slim, stylish and light-filled with a smart. modern townhouse appearance and an abundance of internal space. Hidden assets are the discreet second lounge and long laundry, tucked almost out of sight.

 

19-Jun-16 -  The Sunday Mail Home Magazine 

Find out more about the Rubens 230

 

Northern Exposure

Northern Exposure

Slim line in design, creative in looks, Gallery Living's Rubens 230 makes the most of a northern aspect and treats you with unexpected luxuries

From the street Gallery Living's Rubens 230 oozes appeal, modern style and luxury. The two-storey home makes a bold statement with its clean lines and square finishes.

Beyond the welcoming portico and through the oversized door is a home that boasts space, practicality, natural light, sustainability and a true attention to detail. You only need to step inside the display home at St Clair to notice an abundance of light and the high ceilings emphasising space.

Ideal for savvy investors or young families, this is a well thought out floorplan that masters zoning and doesn't waste space by creating useful areas throughout the 9m wide design.

It's the nook by the front door complete with a shelf and mirror that's perfect for the last minute tie straightening or lipstick touch-up, and the 1.4m-wide entrance ideal for the hustle and bustle of the morning rush. The downstairs coat room is perfect to stash away school bags or store winter coats, and it's all these things that make this house well planned and purposeful.

Gallery Living's sales manager Russell Slater says the three-bedroom tw obathroom Rubens 230 is all about light -filled spaces and modern architectural details. "With the Rubens 230 we wanted to show that a two storey home on a 10-metre frontage allotment doesn't need to feel small, lacking or miss out on the light-filled and energy-saving benefits of strong passive energy design," Russell says.

The first of three living zones is the spacious lounge which in the display showcases the upgrade option of a slimline sliding glass door which closes it off from the open-plan zone, reducing noise and providing a degree of segregation while still allowing light to flow through.

"Often smaller homes force all-in-one living on to families but the Rubens 230 includes a separate lounge that can be shut-off or left open and connected to the main living area. This offers real flexibility for how different families can use the different spaces," Russell says.

On the other side of the staircase, you immediately feel the open aspect of the kitchen/ dining/living areas. The combination of 2.7m high ceilings and one side of the room comprising mainly windows and doors - with very little solid wall - it creates a real light, open ambience in this zone.

This side of the home has been aligned to face north and the light that streams through three sets of sliding glass doors, all of which open to a paved courtyard and outdoor  kitchen area will be perfect for sunny winter days and afternoon barbecues.

Surrounding the carpeted living area at the rear, and adding light in the hallway, are modern louvre windows, allowing  controllable ventilation with contemporary class." As you walk through the Rubens 230 you feel that spaces are opening up  around you and you lose sense of being on a villa-width allotment. With light-filled rooms, the interiors are clean and modern," Russell says.

A dropped ceiling bulkhead defines the galley-style  kitchen which is positioned at the heart of the home, and provides a welcome burst of colour. The glass splash back in bright orange is a lively addition, while the standout kitchen tap and deep  double sink offers modern appeal with its polished chrome surface.

A floor-to-ceiling pantry and overhead cupboards offer plenty of kitchen storage with clean and simple finishes, and a hidden alcove is ideal to store away appliances. The spacious kitchen island has a dark brown feature board on one side, drawers on the other and a Laminex Pure Mineralstone waterfall benchtop. One end has a breakfast bar with room to have stools on both sides making it a great place for casual meals.

The U-shaped staircase takes you to the bedroom quarters with a window above it bringing natural light to the upstairs landing. Two of the bedrooms have built -in wardrobes, while the large master bedroom at the front of the design, offers two sets of built-ins to ensure ample clothing storage.

Although uncommon, it really makes sense to have a wardrobe for each partner - a shopping enthusiast such as myself must have come up with this brilliant addition. The master bedroom encompasses the modern door-less entry to the ensuite, which has to be my favourite room in the Rubens 230.

It has a generous shower, a long vanity with handleless drawers, a large picture window facing the front of the home (with blinds, of course), stunning horizontally laid warm grey wall tiles and a freestanding bath to relax in. This is an ensuite that is all about indulgence, and was an unexpected treat.

Also upstairs is the main bathroom which follows the styling of the ensuite, creating a unified feel throughout the home. It brings the total toilet count to three as downstairs there is a powder room tucked under the staircase.

 

29-May-2016 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

Find out more about the Rubens 230.

 

An Inviting Design

An Inviting Design

The two-storey Cezanne 290 by Gallery Living is a slim design which is both interesting and welcoming

Light, bright and inviting are just a few words which spring to mind upon entering Gallery Living's cleverly designed two-storey Cezanne 290 display home at St Clair.

From the moment you set foot inside that airy hallway landing, to the upstairs sleeping wing's spacious layout, it's clear Gallery Living have designed this home with a focus on ensuring comfort for a large family, and zoned areas for memorable nights entertaining with friends.

Room-to-room, enormous windows flood each space with light and freshen up the display's sleek design specs. But it's the way this design incorporates yet secludes each living area which makes it stand out from the crowd.

Inclusions such as room dividers and square columns to the entrance of living areas within the open-plan ground floor ensure while each living zone feels private, it is not blocked off from the surrounding spaces - striking the balance between privacy and openness.

According to Gallery Living's Juliet Haslam, a layout with a unique approach to family living was just what they were after when coming up with the slim design.

"We wanted a spacious two-storey home that broke away from traditional thinking and is at the cutting-edge of residential design trends," Juliet says.

"The use of open plan space was to minimise corridors wherever possible, and the multiple living areas allows the family to find their own space or come together."

Even from the kerbside, with its contrasting facade and dominating street presence, it's clear the Cezanne 290 is not your average family home.

"We wanted a home with massive street appeal outside but inside made the most of passive energy from north, while minimising overheating from the west," Juliet says.

"Too many two-storey homes are bulky and bland when it comes to addressing the street. Our articulated plan creates a soft but stylish street frontage without overcrowding the frontage."

Not only does it make a fabulous first impression - the Cezanne 290's use of energy-efficient materials throughout secure it on the forefront of contemporary eco-friendly design.

It's a stylish home with heart, built to cut costs in the long-term. "By avoiding materials that hold excess heat (eg clay bricks, concrete roof tiles) a real flexibility of design is opened up to us, and this allows us to use more glass in  the northern living areas which dramatically reduces heating requirements for winter," Juliet says.

"Outside, the use of shaded pergolas for summer, combined with the materials we use also means you can significantly reduce your cooling costs, and careful placement of windows allows for cross-ventilation as well as lower to upper venting of house."

Aimed at families with a penchant for luxurious yet  functional living, the home's master suite is one of its greatest assets - described by Juliet as "a sanctuary for parents".

Located on the ground floor, the suite is tucked off the kitchen/ dining/living hub with a short hallway leading through to the main bedroom.

Complete with a built-in robe and large ensuite with a shower and bathtub, there are also sliding doors opening to the rear courtyard and garden.

An European-style laundry, added to save valuable space while not compromising on storage, and bedroom one's built-in robe share a wall, blocking out noise from the kitchen and meals area.

Designed with a generous elongated island bench ideal for gathering around as a family or friends after work, the kitchen is an entertainer's dream, with loads of storage and counter top space.

Mere steps from courtyard access, it feels connected to the outdoors while maintaining a centrestage position. "Everything centres around the kitchen as a hub of the home," Juliet says.

"It allows for flexibility in indoors/outdoors or cheese and wine at the extended kitchen island bench." As you climb the stairs (there's a convenient guest powder room tucked underneath it), it becomes evident how thoughtfullyplanned each nook and cranny of the home is - with windows to brighten passageways and recesses to streamline furniture.

While the upper level of the home is a dedicated sleeping and living area for children, it maintains the openness of the ground floor - when you walk upstairs, you don't feel as though you're intruding.

All three bedrooms are set along a private hallway, feeding from a generous rumpus room ideal for hosting sleepovers - and far enough from the parents' bedroom to not disturb the peace.

The bedrooms share a central bathroom with a shower and vanity with ample storage, while opposite is a separate toilet.

According to Juliet, visitors to the display - dressed with a fresh colour palette and Nordic-minimalist ethos, are impressed by the home's modern appearance, lightfilled living areas and costconscious design.

The key selling point, she says, is the stylish yet low maintenance lifestyle afforded by the seamless layout. To make the design truly your own, and to ensure it makes the most of your individual allotment,

Gallery Living are flexible to cater for any client's needs, says Juliet. The Cezanne 290 comes standard with the 360-degree integrated facade for an impressive home from every angle, designer kitchen with waterfall end panels to the island bench, and full-length windows and sliding doors.

"The Cezanne 290 combines great passive energy efficiency without the price tag, while giving maximum function to living areas allowing the family to use the house differently as they grow," Juliet says.

 

20-Mar-16 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

Find out more about the Cezanne 290.

 

Lighten Up

Lighten Up

Gallery Living's Vermeer 210 has been designed to maximise the natural light

Gallery Living's Vermeer 210 has been designed to maximise the natural light

As allotments get smaller and smaller, the need for clever modern designs which fit neatly on a block without compromising on space has become paramount. When shopping for a compact family-friendly design, zoned living for privacy, spacious bedrooms and ample storage space must be considered. Gallery Living's two-storey Vermeer 210 is designed for courtyard allotments and combines a focus on space and low-maintenance living for a family.

While comfortably fitting a small space is central to the design, it also includes areas to entertain and luxury touches. A commanding facade with a slick contemporary aesthetic and mix of materials gives instant street appeal, and with a design encouraged to be built on northern rear-facing allotments, floods of natural light will wash over the interior thanks to a sea of windows. Beneath a high square portico, the entrance swings open to a wide hallway, with the generous master bedroom to the right.

Three panel windows offer views to the front garden while life is made easier thanks to two built-in wardrobes and an ensuite with a toilet, long vanity and wide shower. At the end of the hallway is the open-plan living zone, serviced by a sleek galley kitchen with a double sink, builtin wall-length pantry and breakfast bar overlooking a dining area. The living area is tucked to the right-hand side of the space, while not being far at all from the action.

Two sets of sliding doors from the dining area and living area provides outdoor access, extending the living space to where you can create the alfresco for summer barbecues with friends. Included on the lower level is a well-appointed laundry, tucked behind the kitchen, with storage space and outdoor access. Upstairs, in a layout ideal for teenage children or to keep as a guest wing, are two spacious bedrooms with builtin robes, a bathroom and second living space.

Unusual for a home designed for a compact allotment is the added plus of having a double garage, which has a shopper's entry with direct access to the hallway.

 

04-Feb-16 - The Sunday Mail Home Magazine

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