As one thing of a political junkie, the prospect of visiting The Lodge conjures all types of pleasure. Not the actual Lodge, after all, however given Fairmont Houses new design, on show at Munno Para West, shares its title with the place that our prime minster calls house, I’m nonetheless eager to test it out.
Certain, the Morrisons may be pleased with their present abode however I wonder if they’d be simply as comfy on this four-bedroom, two-living room, courtyard design?
I’ve forged my vote and, I reckon, if ScoMo retires from his gig – or, in a extra frequent state of affairs lately, will get booted from the highest job by his colleagues – Fairmont’s providing can be a stable alternative for all times post-politics.
For starters, the house’s format, which Fairmont Houses’ gross sales supervisor Graeme Baird says oozes each status and privateness, ought to instantly take the PM’s fancy.
“Once you stroll into this house, you immediately know you’re strolling into one thing particular,’’ Graeme says.
“It incorporates all of the hallmarks of recent residing … (and) reveals those that when simplicity meets good design, you may obtain a fantastic house.’’
On my go to, I’m going straight to the master bedroom. Bathed in mild, because of a intelligent nook window, however nonetheless comfortable and cosy with charcoal bedding and timber furnishings, the bed room is kind of generously sized. Not only a place to retreat to at evening, the addition of a comfortable chair makes this the proper area to unwind with a superb ebook or get pleasure from slightly solitude away from the goings-on in the remainder of the house.
A sq. opening guides you thru to the ensuite. A textured function tile within the bathe alcove and a floating timber-laminate self-importance, topped with a quartz counter, lends an understated, but elegant, look. I’m notably impressed by the separate bathroom – a rarity in ensuites – that gives additional privateness.
A walk-in wardrobe, related to the ensuite, contains loads of drawers, shelving and hanging choices completed in a timber laminate. It’s all the time good to see this area fitted out so precisely how a lot closet and drawer area you’re going to get.
Transferring again down the entry – and previous a really useful walk-in linen area – you arrive on the open plan meals/household/kitchen space. White, gloss tiled flooring is trendy however low upkeep and a built-in cupboard within the meals space supplies a complicated storage nook for bottles of your favorite Friday evening tipple or simply hiding away litter that will in any other case spoil the great thing about this house.
A spherical mirror additionally provides some glamour however the actual stunner is within the kitchen, within the type of a bronze mirror splashback over the kitchen cooktop and 900mm oven.
The splashback pairs splendidly with extra quartz counters, this time with a waterfall edge on the breakfast bar, smoky charcoal pendants and oak-coloured laminate cabinetry that add a heat spotlight to the zone.
The breakfast bar is tremendous roomy and accommodates a six-door financial institution of modern cabinetry, in addition to a row of drawers and microwave area of interest.
“The spotlight is the glass splashback,’’ agrees Graeme.
“The kitchen exudes model and sophistication, and is just an entertainer’s dream with beneficiant benchspace and island bench.
“The usage of fashionable white with timber offers the kitchen an aesthetic and edgy look.’’
A household zone, with extra cabinetry beneath a TV bulkhead, completes the open plan room, with sliding door entry to the out of doors alfresco, a typical function of The Lodge design.
The house theatre, which connects to the meals space, supplies a second residing area. A facet window is far bigger than you’ll usually discover in a house theatre and permits loads of pure mild, makes the room multipurpose, relatively than reserved only for household film nights. Must you wish to dim the lights and curl up in entrance of the TV although, a easy blind turns the world right into a darker retreat.
A separate wing supplies privateness to the three minor bedrooms. The smallest of these nonetheless features a double mattress to show its proportions. All have mirrored robes and are completed with darkish gray carpeting.
Consistency with styling is a function of The Lodge, with the kitchen and ensuite counter tops repeated in the primary lavatory. There’s additionally one other separate bathroom and a crisp, white laundry, with area for underbench home equipment, in addition to cabinets beneath the sink and floor-to-ceiling linen storage, to cater for household residing.
Graeme says The Lodge is ideal for individuals who need the comfort of courtyard residing whereas nonetheless having fun with a sense of area. The 250sqm complete measurement house displayed has been fitted with 2.7m-high ceilings and kitchen and toilet upgrades to mirror Fairmont’s present promotions and feels quietly assured of its magnificence.
“(The Lodge shows) an incredible stage of specification (which is) all included inside the usual worth of the house,’’ Graeme says.
”The inclusion of stone (counters) and the mirror splashback to the kitchen is simply to indicate that whereas reasonably priced, The Lodge could be dressed to swimsuit any handle.’’