Combination Clicked - The Sunday Times HOME

Standout features from two of Broadway Homes’ popular display home designs were combined to create this award-winning beachside abode.

Broadway Homes turned its design thinking “upside down” to capture fabulous ocean views from this award-winning North Beach home. Named best contract home in its category, this meticulously crafted beachside property features an upstairs kitchen and living area that spills out on the vast balcony. “An upside-down design was perfectly suited to this project to maximise the spectacular ocean views and the north-facing living areas that are at the front of the home,” says Peter Gobetti, sales and marketing manager at Broadway Homes. The owners used two Broadway designs as inspiration, teaming the street appeal of the company’s former Heston display home with the upside-down layout and flair of the Bogart in Hillarys.

The lower level features a toy room, gym and minor bedrooms to the back, and a multipurpose room at the front opening up to a landscaped outdoor retreat. Upstairs, the swish master suite boasts a hotel-style ensuite with floating cabinetry and a freestanding bath set on a tiled platform. “The clients were looking for an open-plan-style home to reflect the beachside suburb,” Peter says. “With two young children, zoning was also important.”

 Features such as silver vein-cut travertine, lighting troughs, high ceilings and sleek build-in cabinetry have been expertly executed and give this coastal home a sophisticated elegance. A substantial residence of 465sqm, it was custom-designed to suit the 507sqm block. “The correct balcony design was a must, so as not to compromise the view due to overlooking restrictions and to maintain the free-flowing open living areas,” Peter says. One of the other key considerations was bringing the builder as close to the front setback as possible to make the most of the ocean views, while at the same time creating room for a pool in the back garden.

 “With smaller blocks and larger homes common requirements these days, we find that most block do pose unique challenges,” Peter says. “However, out great design and construction departments work through these challenges towards the best outcome for the client. “Perfecting the initial design is paramount to the practicality and aesthetics of the finished product and will obviously minimise problems that may arise during construction.

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