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Switch opens up a new front . . . at the back

March 3, 2013

The West Australian

Most suburban homes have a front and back but not the new Switcheight300 home from Switch Homes. It has two front doors. Cottage blocks with double garages accessed from the rear lane are now common in modern subdivisions but Switch is the first builder I have seen with a porch and street entry statement to the rear. Most builders make it a tradesperson’s entrance, with a utility gate and a private access for the family from within the garage. As well as a front door statement at the rear, complete with veranda and entry hall, there are French doors for the rear-positioned main suite so parents can also have a private outdoor sitting area. Switch sales and marketing manager Lee Morris says: “This is an amazing home that would cater for a young family with tots through to teens and the empty-nesters. “Real versatility in design is what Switch Homes focuses on and you see it in this home, my personal favourite, with two distinctive elevations and entry points. “The central living with courtyards to each side of the home is also appealing, as is the Switch signature concept, ‘nestling of utilities’, with the laundry directly off the kitchen. Real versatility in design is what makes Switch Homes a real stand-out.” .The split-personality house is constructed around a central alfresco courtyard with a sliding glass door and louvre windows to encourage cross-ventilation. Design features include elevated recessed ceilings, one with lighting troughs, and cavity sliding doors that are great space-saving features. To the front are three bedrooms grouped around a bathroom and an open-plan living area. It creates a complete living wing in its own right with a private front door entry. All three bedrooms have built-in robes and of special note in this wing is the powder room with the handbasin set outside the toilet so it can be accessed at any time. At the other end of the house is the main suite with its lavish ensuite including twin vanities, large shower and separate toilet. The toilet has a glass door similar to the shower. In-between these two bedroom wings is a communal open-plan area that includes a dining area, living area with access to the alfresco area, and a luxury kitchen. This galley-style kitchen has a walk-in pantry, plenty of bench space, including a 4m-long island breakfast bar, all topped with Essastone, and stainless-steel appliances.

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