Taylor-Made Glam - The Sunday Times HOME
Display home of the week
Broadway Homes has added another Hollywood legend to its collection of glamorous display homes.
Just opened in Woodvale, the Taylor is a single-storey stunner with double-storey style. It’s also the first single-storey display home Broadway has opened for several years and makes a return to the builder’s early days. “Broadway, in earlier times, was renowned for high-end single-storey homes and we are renewing this with Taylor,” says Peter Gobetti, sales and marketing manager at Broadway. From the Qstone bench tops in the kitchen and bathrooms and the frameless glass door to the shower in the ensuite, to the European cooking appliances and designer tap ware, the Taylor is both elegant and unpretentious.
“The design brief for the Taylor was for a large family home to grow into, with cleaver zoning and versatility,” Peter says. Prices at just over $300,000, the home has an impressive line-up of standard features, including a fully rendered elevation with sections of stone cladding, commercial-grade Armani windows, waterfall ends to the cabinetry and 31-course-high ceilings throughout. For buyers who want all the top-end fixtures, fittings and finished as displayed, Broadway has drawn up a list of optional extras that include the tinted bifolding doors from the dining room to the alfresco, the streamlined outdoor and kitchen, the stained cedar garage door and the extra wide ceda-lined eves. Buyers can also choose to sink the family room, fit out the walk-in wardrobe with custom-made storage and add CCTV security system. The Taylor’s free-flowing floor plan connects indoor and outdoor living spaces and provides the considered zoning that today’s family’s demand. Offering almost 300sqm of accommodation, it’s a generous four-bedroom home with a media room and a study.
“This is the biggest single-storey design we could fit on to the 534sqm block,” Peter says. There’s a sense of space from the outset, with double front doors opening up to a dedicated entry foyer with a recessed ceiling and an artwork niche. A short passageway off the foyer leads to the study, past a large walk-in storage cupboard. The Media room has been tucked in behind the garage, giving a sense of separation that will no doubt encourage movie buffs and sports fans to turn up the volume. A sleek glossy kitchen is the focal point of the everyday living area and illustrates a lightness of touch and attention to detail that will appeal to a range of design-conscious buyers.
As well as ample cupboards, drawers and bench tops behind a wall has created a nifty spot for the toaster and coffee maker. In the master suite, soft golds and warm creams emphasis sophisticated styling, while the ensuite features a hob-free shower, two square above-counter vanity basins, an oval bath in a tiled hob and a Velux skylight to ensure the space is flooded with light. With maximum versatility in mind, Broadway has drawn up plans for a smaller version of the Taylor and a second-storey version with a studio. The builder also offers optional elevations encompassing both traditional and modern looks.