Outside Influence

The Da Vinci 280 by Gallery Living offers
style and space for the modern family

Step inside and you will appreciate the critical interplay of design, style, function and lifestyle. You will immediately experience the creative use of space and light with plenty of living area for the whole family to enjoy, either together or on their own.

Gallery Living marketing manager Helen Lowrie says: "Clever design was the focus of this home, creating large, comfortable spaces for adults and children, so everyone has their own space when they want it.

"A key design feature for this home is a huge sense of space and a separation of areas by function." The large alfresco entertaining area is in the heart of the home providing a great space for
people to come together. It also supplies extra dining and living area being located under the main roof, making it idea for year-round entertaining.

The main bedroom is at the front of the home with built-in wardrobe and ensuite with an oversized shower. Adjacent is a good sized study while opposite is the formal lounge, creating a "parents" wing" of the home that can also be a home office.

A galley kitchen overlooks themeals areawith a sliding door providing easy access to the alfresco zone. A 900mm stainless steel oven provides the muscle needed to cater to large crowds, while overhead cupboards provide handy storage. A breakfast bar on the benchtop is great for quick family breakfasts, there is also direct entry to the kitchen from the double garage so bringing in the groceries is simple and easy.

The large lounge has a wonderful aspect looking out through awall of glass on to the alfresco, keeping this space flooded by natural light. Separate to the lounge, is a home theatre, which is an ideal retreat for teenagers. It includes a space saving nook for a television and other electrical elements. Polished porcelain tiles flow from the entrance throughout the kitchen andmain living area while carpet is used in the bedrooms, study, home theatre and formal lounge.The three minor bedrooms run off a private hallway behind the living areas and there is also the three way bathroom with linen cupboard.

"Despite its extensive size, this home is ultra efficient and effective when it comes to the use of space and light,’’ Helen says.

 

10-Apr-2011

WORDS John Merriman PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Clayton