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A contemporary take on the 60s

July 28, 2012

The West Australian, New Homes Magazine

A striking skillion roof, vertical windows and a keyhole-styled entry with 42-course ceilings create an eye-catching first impression of the Switcheight160 display home. Switch Homes for Living sales and marketing manager Lee Morris said the home appealed to a wide section of the market but worked particularly well for the second and third homebuyer. ¬†Switch wanted to bring a new home to the market that represented a modern, contemporised version of a 60s-style home, Mr Morris said. “We have included some of the signature Switch features like the nestling of utilities, a warm appeal through its layout and styling, and the functional, adaptable design that make our homes work so well for families no matter if they have tots or teens,” he said. “It is a home that has adaptable spaces that cater for a young family with babies, and that same home will still cater for those tots when they hit their teens and into the future. “It’s about designing to suit function and building in adaptability, warmth and a wonderful family environment.” The main suite at the front of the home has a walk-in robe and a recess for a window seat ¬†overlooking the front garden. The ensuite has a double vanity bench, bath, pivot-door shower and separate toilet. A theatre room has a handy powder room opposite for guests as well as an art niche or shelf space. The three minor bedrooms are in the centre of the home. Each is double-sized with a sliding door built-in robe. The nearby bathroom has a bath and pivot-door shower. At the back of the home is the open-plan living zone and the alfresco area, both of which have raked ceilings and which are connected by glass doors that open to create a combined entertaining space. The kitchen has been designed to provide functional work spaces without sacrificing style, and a handy home office space has been built into the end wall. This versatile space has room for a computer which could be used by the cook to look up recipes or children doing their homework under supervision. A long island bench doubles as a breakfast bar and there is a separate scullery behind the kitchen. These scullery spaces are becoming a must-have in new homes as people realise the benefits of being able to close the door on food preparation areas and dirty dishes.

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