Doubleview Delight on Small Block - The Weekend West NEW HOMES

Doubleview Delight on Small Block - The Weekend West NEW HOMES

Mother and child agree, this is a very livable house. Melanie Ginbey and daughter Harper have settled in very comfortably indeed. It is Mr Gibey’s selection of fittings that has seen to that. An impressive waterfall island kitchen bench of 40mm Statuario Venato marble in white with grey-black striations sets the standard. This is a house on a hill and if it’s all about the views, as it must be, the family living space clearly has to be on the top floor.

 So it is that the main suite is downstairs. The upside-down concept, here is very much the right side up. It is an outstanding Broadway Homes design, in which spectacular view has been captured to maximum potential. The three-window configuration in the open-plan living room combined with the bio-folds to balcony do justice to the city sights to the east.

“You can almost see the footy,” a delighted Peter Gobetti, sales and marketing manager of Broadway Homes, said. Although the elevated Doubleview site on which this home site is important, his company feels they have hit upon a design that will suit small-block owners. The area here is 220sqm and the house living capacity is 267sqm. Downstairs is a sitting room, main suite with walk-in robe and ensuite, and guest room with powder room/ Upstairs the free-flowing kitchen, double-door pantry, massive cupboard and storage space with soft-closing drawers and a living and sitting area which extends to balconies outside.

A playroom which can serve as a bedroom, with bathroom facilities, completed the design. Above all this; se in the ceiling, are two highlight roof windows by Velux. Remotely operated, they add to the generous light source of the building but also provide cross-ventilation when opened. Additional energy efficiency is achieved through ceiling insulation; thermal glazing, LED downlights and a cunning Energy Usage Monitor which lets you know when the power consumption is climbing.

Clever innovations have been introduced to inject a sense of space in the home. There are extra-height ceilings, of course. Tall, large doors and drawers built in the wall of the main suite double as a mantelpiece in the adjoining room. As far as choice is concerned with Broadway Homes, Mr Ginbey pointed out that she made selections of tiles and lights and the marble, based on inspiration. Mr Gobetti added: “We do have an in-house pre-start service. If a client wants to bring in some of their own items, we accommodate that. We are a boutique builder and cater for individuality.”