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

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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

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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

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