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Ocean sanctuary has a calming atmosphere

October 13, 2012

The Weekend West

A wide entry porch and timber and glass double doors welcome you in to the Switcheight190 display home in Butler. Sandy-coloured feature rock cladding and a pale Colorbond roof spark reminders of the nearby beachfront. Switch Homes for Living sales and marketing manager Lee Morris said that the display was an oceanside sanctuary. “This is a beautiful open-plan family home with plenty of natural light,” he said. “I love the calm atmosphere of this home, enhanced by views over the ocean from the main indoor and outdoor living areas. “It is an architecturally interesting home with loads of natural light. ‘Also, the high ceilings add to the sense of airiness and space.” There are three major wings or zones which make it adaptable for families. The zones can be used different purposes and walls or doors can be switched around to allow more or fewer bedrooms and living areas. This is a must-see functional and affordable family home. From the entry hall, double doors lead into the main suite, which has an ensuite with two separate vanity units. There is a built-in shower with pivot door and a separate toilet. It is possible to walk through the ensuite to the long walk-in robe, which is divided into two parts. One part has a comprehensive fitted shelving and drawer system. The second has a convenient dressing table arrangement with a chair and big mirror. If preferred, this space, which is next to a window, could easily serve as a study nook. A big theatre room off the central hall has sliding doors, a recessed ceiling and twin entry points. Through double doors is the open-plan living area, which is connected to the alfresco area by two glass sliding doors, one from the kitchen and one from the dining area. The kitchen has an island bench breakfast bar with a double sink, and a second benchtop on the back wall with overhead cupboards, hotplates and an underbench oven. There is a walk-in pantry next to the laundry, enabling the laundry to double as a scullery. A separate wing houses the children’s bedrooms. There are four double-size rooms although one can easily be converted into a children’s activity room. A practical three-way bathroom includes a bath, shower, vanity and separate toilet.

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