In the news: Maximising space on smaller blocks

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Capitalising on a 12.5m by 30m block may seem almost impossible, but with Easystart Homes’ the Rueben, it’s quite the opposite.

Representing value for money, its block size is often one that many first homebuyers opt for. But don’t let that deceive you, because with a wealth of character and style splashed throughout, this home goes above and beyond to exceed all standards.

Easystart Homes Sales Manager Ryan Underwood said the Rueben was a stylish home at an affordable price, noting that it highlighted the rich potential of a 12.5m by 30m block. “Inside, homebuyers will appreciate the charming timber architraves and decorative details which are unique to this home; it’s one that is often commented on in the short time it has been open,” he said. “This design has been delivered to maximize the best use of space of that block size.”

Residing at the front of the home, relax with a glass of red or white in the quiet confines of your very own theatre room.

Striking feature beams radiate throughout the family-friendly entertaining areas. Not only do they enhance a stylish point of difference under high 31c ceilings, they also complement and add to the modern flavour of the homes beautiful design.

“The expansive use of glass to these areas adds to the sense of space and light,” Mr Underwood said. “The windowed splashback in the kitchen has also been a real talking point in its uniqueness; not only does it help flood the back of the home with light, homebuyers could also opt to install servery-style windows to make the kitchen a fully integrated entertaining hub.”

More of a parents’ retreat than anything else, the master bedroom makes relaxation and total seclusion from the rest of the home the ultimate reality. It boasts a large ensuite, which offers extra privacy being located behind the garage, and an oversized walk-in robe, which provides design functionality, owing to its location in the centre of the space.

“The master suite offers direct access right from the shopper door so parents can retreat there without even stepping into the main part of the home on arrival,” Mr Underwood said.

“The hero here is its outdoor access, which opens onto a private area that can be used as a courtyard or garden. It’s an adultsonly retreat that provides a sanctuary away from the main part of the home.
“Imagine having breakfast here or escaping on a Sunday afternoon with a favourite book. Not many designs in this price bracket offer such sophistication.”

Tailor made for year round entertaining, the alfresco is located at the rear of the home and runs off the main living area under 28c ceilings.

“This provides a seamless opportunity for indoor and outdoor entertaining year round,” Mr Underwood said.

“We have had homebuyers tell us they are planning on using the area for both formal dining and informal catch-ups. A table and chairs would work equally as well as a lounge setting with the barbecue here.”
Size doesn’t detract from an impressive front facade either, with clever design touches including a feature pier that extends from the side of the home theatre to enable the area to look a little wider, providing a perfect balance to the overall elevation.

“Despite having a 12.5m frontage, the home looks large and impressive from the street,” Mr Underwood said. “Our designers have used a lot of glass at the front to offer a sense of light and space and that has been highlighted with the feature wraparound recessed window.”

The Rueben display in Alkimos is open for viewing Mondays and Wednesdays 2-5pm, Saturdays 1-5pm, Sundays 12-5pm and on Monday public holidays 1-5pm.

Originally published in The West Australian Newspaper New Homes guide on March 18th, 2017. To view the article online, click here.

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