With so many fantastic builders in WA all creating such wonderful display homes, we thought Valentine’s Day was the perfect time to share some of our favourites. So without further ado, here are a few of the display homes and custom homes we love by some of our favourite WA builders.
Living Room Inspiration – The Viento
First up is the Viento by Residential Attitudes, and in particular their living room with bi-fold doors that open up to a unique water feature. The Viento was built as a display home in 2010 and is packed full of innovative features, earning it no less than 3 industry awards! And that water feature that we talked about—turns out that works as an air conditioner.
The Viento is one of Residential Attitudes past display homes, and although it is no longer open for viewing it is still a fantastic source of inspiration.
A shallow pool of water that acts like an air-conditioner.
Street Appeal – The Cape Mill
The front elevation on The Cape Mill by Peter Stannard Homes has such stunning street appeal you might actually find yourself standing in the front yard in awe. And when you do eventually find your way to the front door you will be greeted by yet more timeless elegance as you explore this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom beauty.
The Cape Mill is open for viewing at 53 Venice Entrance, Iluka. Please check their website for details.
Timeless beauty with exceptional layout.
Rise and Shine – The Rochdale
With a bedroom as stunning as this one in The Rochdale by Coast Homes, we’re sure you’ll wake up feeling fresh every morning. The texture and light play an intricate role and create a sense of balance and calm—the textured wall draws you into the room while the large wall of windows and sheer curtains provide beautiful soft light, inviting you to stay a while.
The Rochdale is open for viewing at 26 Biara Gardens, Mount Claremont. Please visit the Coast Homes website for open times.
Natural light ‘highlights the highlights’
Alfresco Inspo – The Horizon
Are there too many cooks in your kitchen? All your problems are solved with The Horizon by Atrium Homes. The clever side by side arrangement of the kitchen with the alfresco kitchen creates plenty of space for a couple of chefs to cook up a storm.
The Horizon is located at 41 Venice Entrance, Iluka. Please contact Atrium Homes for open times.
For families who love to entertain in style, The Horizon is dedicated to good living.
Kitchen Inspiration – Windlemere Residence
The kitchen design at MSky Homes’ Windlemere residence makes wonderful use of windows to create a panoramic view from the kitchen splashback. The long and narrow fixed windows create a vista that makes the humble backyard look serenely beautiful.
The Windlemere Residence is a custom designed home and is not available for viewing. But please visit the MSky Homes website to view more photos for inspiration.
The scope of work was to turn this home into a beach house with a modern feel and the comfort of being warm and quiet.
Bathroom With A View – The Delano
Imagine you wake up in the rainforest with your own personal waterfall to start your day afresh… Simply plant a few more tropical plants outside your bathroom window and this delightful bathroom in the Delano by Dale Alcock Homes could transport you there! For the more modest among us you can always consider our range of obscure glass options such as Cathedral, Satinlite, Spotswood or Translucent.
The luxurious master suite will ensure you start and finish your day in style.
Landscaping Ideas – The Mod
The Capella – South West by Summit Homes is rockin’ several textures in its landscaping, adding plenty of visual interest to the humble backyard.
Light, bright and an entertainer’s delight, the Capella is a stunning home that redefines everyday style.
Masterpiece In Progress
We love watching our builders’ visions come to life just as much as we love seeing the finished home. And with that in mind we’d like to share with you this little beauty from Ben Ryan Building—it’s a custom designed home in Margaret River with feature tiles for the fireplace, and burnished concrete floors.
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P.S. We love all of our builders, so if you’d like to have your display home/s featured in our next blog please let us know by expressing your interest!
This cleverly designed home brings the outdoors in with our bi-fold servery window. An interview with John Care, Display & New Product Design Manager, for Dale Alcock Homes.
What inspired you to create a number of displays with the original Archipelago design?
The Archipelago design has been one of our most popular designs for many years due to one of its biggest features being the kitchen design with the Jason Windows Bi-fold Servery Window. The strategic location of the kitchen gives you the benefit of feeling connected to the outdoors whilst still being inside. Its location to the garage access, laundry, dropzone and larder makes this area very functional.The ability to connect with family and friends whilst entertaining and still being inside preparing food and drinks has been a positive appreciation to the concept. We have continued to utilise this idea and concept in many more designs within our range.
What are the highlights of this home design (what makes this home unique)?
I guess the highlights in the Archipelago are the kitchen (as explained above), the master suite ensuite with full height tiling and a freestanding bath, the ability to zone this home with the thought of the front being the parents zone, rear the kids zone and the middle of the home being the HUB of the home and a place for the whole family to come together.
What is your favourite part of this home?
As mentioned earlier, the home is my ideal layout, with the creative design and bi-fold server window in the kitchen allowing for interaction with the outdoors whilst remaining indoors. It also gives people the ability to keep an eye on the kids outside when in the kitchen.
What factors did you consider in selecting, and placing the location of the windows in the house?
The use and selection of window sizes, shapes and configurations is important and sometimes forgotten about and if used correctly can improve the overall feel of a room. The correct use of windows could also help improve the overall comfort of your home factoring in principles that will help energy efficiency. The orientation of the block and my home is important when factoring in these decisions.
How did Jason Windows contribute to the success of this design?
Jason Windows played a big part of making the success of the kitchen bi-fold servery window come to fruition. As designers, we can come up with weird and wonderful ideas but by collaborating with key people like Jason Windows we were able to deliver an outcome that has been very well received in our target market. Initially, it starts as an idea and through constant communication, research and development we could see the product being evolved. Brett Dwyer (Jason Windows Sales Director) played a big part in supporting the idea and making this happen.
About the Author
John Care is the Display & New Product Design Manager for Dale Alcock Homes. Dale Alcock Homes love building. With that comes a passion and commitment to building quality new homes, making existing homes bigger and better and looking after development projects – all from start to finish.