In the news: Master of the balancing act

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The parents' retreat is its own tranquil haven in the Elke display, with outdoor access and a rear-set design.

The master bedroom sits at the back of the floor plan, hidden from street traffic and away from the home's entry, ensuring peace and quiet for relaxation.

Yet the truly enviable feature is the bedroom's outdoor access to one of the biggest alfrescos in the Easystart Homes range.

"We know that in this climate people are working hard and are looking for a good work/life balance," Easystart Homes sales manager Ryan Underwood says.

"This clever design goes a long way towards addressing that, and the rear-set master suite is pivotal in that decision making."

"The alfresco is a room in its own right and, providing access from the master suite, adds a sense of indulgence and privacy. It doesn't stop there for the parents, with a private entry, well-sized walk-in robe and luxurious ensuite with double-sized shower."

"This is a home for savvy first homebuyers, as it ticks all the boxes on affordability and design," Ryan says.

Meanwhile, when entertaining is on the agenda, the home can meet the task with a free-flowing open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that sweeps through to the alfresco.

"It's a home all about showing how style, space and sophistication can easily be balanced with affordability," Ryan says.

"The kitchen is literally in the heart of this home; it is a very social hub that looks over the main living and dining areas and has easy outdoor access, both through the alfresco and the laundry."

The home continues to impress on style, functionality, and affordability with the inclusion of a guest bedroom featuring its own walk-in robe.

"The guest bedroom at the front of the home is a very private retreat that would be great for people visiting, or fly-in, fly-out workers," Ryan says.

"Because it's positioned directly opposite the family bathroom and second toliet, there is an added convenience."

Ensuring separation from the guest bedroom, the children's wing is positioned in its own hallway, featuring two spacious bedrooms with built-in robes.

"The children's wing is at the front of the home, and included in that space is the home theatre, which can double as an activity or playroom," Ryan says.

The theatre also works to shield the kids' bedrooms from the street front, ensuring peace of mind for parents.

The home's impressive inclusions lie behind a timeless contemporary facade suiting a 15m frontage.

"Feature axon cladding frames the portico to give it a textured finish, and this is offset nicely with the painted timber slats that sit on top of the area," Ryan says.

"It would be the perfect home for homebuyers with a 15m block, as it maximises space and liveability for 15m-by-30m blocks, which are popular in many estates."

Originally published in The Sunday Times Newspaper HOME Guide on June 25th, 2017.

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