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Five outdoor living spaces for family members to enjoy
is a highlight of Gallery Living"s innovative Matisse 260

This brand new design concept from the innovative new Gallery Living range from Longridge Sarah Homes offers a more traditional floorplan and atmosphere.

With plenty of outdoor areas for the whole family to enjoy – together or on their own – this design helps bring the outside in, says Longridge Sarah Homes" marketing manager Helen Lowrie.

"A key design feature for this home is the five outdoor living spaces, providing plenty of outdoor living for the whole home,” she says. The family alfresco entertaining area is located at the rear of the home and is perfectly positioned to allow large gatherings to inadvertently spill from the inside to out and vice versa.

"This space also gives you an extra dining and living area because it's located under the main roof, thus covered to be a great space in any weather,” Helen says. With polished European oak floor boards flowing from the entranceway to the rear to the home's main living area, carpet in the bedrooms, study and formal lounge, and tiling in all the wet areas, the floor coverings have been chosen for durability as well as for their good looks.

The kitchen supports the idea of combining the entertaining and active family ideal. With the inclusion of an island bench, which has a dual purpose – for meals or for drinks – "this style enables the area to not be separated from the other activities of the house,” Helen says.

The spacious and bright main bedroom has private access to its own pergola, to capture as much light into the room as possible, an ensuite and a whole wall of built-in robes. Bedrooms two and three both feature their own covered veranda and built-in robes.

The study and formal lounge are both located at the front of the home, with access to the front porch. The lounge is located just to the right of the entry way, offering a separate living space, ideal if you work from home and have clients visit.

The double garage with automatic roller doors has secure side access into the home through a separate entrance hallway.

 

10-Jun-2010

WORDS Katya Sawyer PHOTOGRAPHY Nick Clayton