With smaller blocks and tighter budgets calling for smart solutions, Broadway Homes has risen to the challenge with the Paramount, on display in Alkimos. By putting just the home theatre upstairs, the builder has created a spacious family home that doesn’t gobble up backyard space and still offers the finishing touches for under $400,000. Peter Gobetti, sales and marketing manager at Broadway Homes, describes it as an affordable double-storey design that doesn’t compromise on quality. “It not only gives clients more money to spend on finishes, but it also increases backyard and outdoor living space,” Peter says.

The alfresco melds effortlessly with the main living area, which adjoins an inviting contemporary kitchen complete with computer nook for the modern family. With its large island bench, twin ovens, wide cooktop, generous walk-in pantry and attractive mix of glass-white and timber-effect cabinetry, the kitchen teams warmth and personality with the uncluttered lines many buyers look for. There’s no skimping on the wow factor in the master suite, either. The designers have gone to town with glamour and indulgence, using a large dressing room to separate the bedroom from the ensuite.

A deluxe, hotel-inspired bathroom, the ensuite features twin vanities and a surprised shower recess that’s hob-free and door-free. Younger members of the family have space to call their own on the other side of the house, with three double bedrooms and an activity room that could be set up for games, movies and study. The activity room can be reached easily from the computer nook in the kitchen as well as from the entry foyer, enhancing the sense of flow and function in this roomy family home. As displayed, the Paramount comes with a top-of-the range specification that includes high ceilings, acrylic textured render to the whole home, stone benchtops and upgraded laminates. For buyers who love the layout but need to stick to a leaner budget, it can be built with a pared-back specification for $283,525.


- The Sunday Times