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Stylish package for smaller lots

July 29, 2011

The West Australian

With a free-flowing layout, spacious open-plan living zone and a streamlined and stylish kitchen at its hub, the Switcheight100 display, by Switch Homes for Living, highlights the many positives of housing design for small lots. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is big enough to accommodate families with two or more toddlers or teenagers in comfort yet, at just 13.5m wide, is ideal for narrow or compact residential lots in new estates. Its practical and attractive layout, with effectively zoned living areas and bedrooms, is also well suited to empty-nesters or downsizes, and an attractive option for investors looking for a home with widespread appeal. The main living zone has direct links to an alfresco area under the main roof, with the classy kitchen at the hub, and bedrooms are zoned to separate adults from children or guests. The study and theater room are either side of a central thoroughfare for easy access, yet each is effectively separated from the main living areas. Sales and marketing manager Lee Morris said the home was versatile enough to suit many buyers. “Nothing has been spared in this one-store design — there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a home cinema, private study and outdoor entertaining area, plus ample living and dining areas,” Mr Morris said. “Its ability to deliver everything a buyer could want with around 200sqm of living has made it particularly popular with downsizes.” In the kitchen, integrated doors to the pantry and laundry sit flush with the adjacent cabinets, effectively disguising access to the utility areas for a streamlined look that complements the stainless-steel appliances and stone bench tops. A dropped bulkhead defines the line between a long island bench and the adjacent dining and living areas, which are topped by a raised ceiling, and more cupboards and built-in wine racks to one side of the kitchen could be used as a cocktail bar. The study and theater room form a buffer between the main living zone and the main suite, giving it the atmosphere of a private retreat. A double entry enhances the sense of luxury in the main suite, which has a customised walk-in robe and neat en suite with circular basins on a stone-topped vanity unit. Three good-sized minor bedrooms are in a wing beyond the living zone, with the second bathroom. Each bedroom has a two-door built-in robe. Outside, the Switcheight100 has a pleasing blend of render, feature stone tiles on a big blade wall, a T shaped window that balances with the double garage, and low-profile roof tiles.

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