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Home Living : August 11th 2009
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, August 11, 2009 7 2127220K HL wk4 k ●● HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THEEXPERTS It was worth all the work W hen Anthony Peters purchaseda gnarly block intending to knock downthe existing houseandbuild adreamhome, little did he realise it wouldbedifficult to finda builderwhocould turn the nightmare block into luxury living. Rodney Binet, of Binet Homes, asked Mr Peters to describe the block’s characteristics and the old house. The land is on the high side of the streetandhasa gradual slope of about3mfrom the rear to the front of the blockandthe house isanold sandstone building. Mr Binet tookalook at the block and aftermuch discussion it was decided thatadouble-story house that offered separate areas and rooms to give privacy on the different levels be built and the sandstone that features in the oldhomewould be used in thenew project. Wewantedahomeof significant proportions. The housewedesigned is spacious and filled with surprises. Stepping into the entry, you are encouraged to explore the giant living area which leads to the indoor/ outdoor family and kitchen space. Wewere pretty demanding aswealso wanted to fit apool into the equation. The informal rooms, including the spacious kitchen, overlook the landscaped sun-filled back garden and pool. The plans should include ample bedrooms. Four double bedrooms feature on the top level with built-ins and privacy, and enough space foragrowing family. There are three bathrooms. The master bedroom hasabathroom ensuite with double vanity, raised contemporary sinks, spa and large shower. Aformal loungeroom with baby grand piano and fireplace isarelaxing and refined place to bring visitors. Withaformal dining room leading off here, guests have easy access without going through the rest of the home. Wealso wanted to relaxandunwind in certain areas of the house. For more relaxed occasions, the informal part of the homeisadelight.Asecond dining area, family space and kitchen blend in one spectacular room. The kitchen should have hard-wearing CaesarStone benchtops. Like the rest of the home,awhite-on-white scheme reflects the elegant nature of the clients.Ahuge amount of bench space (in CaesarStone) allows room to work andabreakfast bar isagreat area forachat. Entertaining outdoors is also important so easy access to the kitchenwasanother issue. The whole space can be opened up toapatio/ balcony through bifold doors to formafabulous summer entertaining area.Onthe patioabuilt-in barbecue area is for serving dishes toathird dining space, which also overlooks the pool. The sandstone from the oldhomehas been used in feature walls and foundations. Details: Binet Homes binethomes.com.au call 9868 3222 or Rodney Binet 0412 822 608. NEED MORE SPACE? We Specialise in Ground Floor and First Floor Extensions AFTER Master Builders and Designers of prestigious architectural designed homes Allow us to design a home to suit your needs, whether you have a 10 metre frontage or acreage, require a single level, 2-3 storey or split level luxury residence... we have the expertise and desire to please. At Binet Homes we can also design and build a beautif swimming pool, tennis court and landscaping to compl the entire package ... with the assistance of our superio interior design service. HOUSE AND LAND PACKAGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BINET HOMES 3 Carlingford Rd, Epping 2121 www.binethomes.com.au Contact our office now for a FREE QUOTE & SITE INSPECTION on 9868 3222 or call Rodney Binet on 0412 822 608 Now Established 40 Years Builders Licence No. 4443 ABN 26 000 519 719 Classic Home Improvements P/L Phone 1300 721 150 Builders Licence No 66902C Before DISPLAY HOMES Inspection times: 11 & 13 Kingscott Pl, Castle Hill Monday & Friday 1-4pm Wednesday 4-5pm Saturday & Sunday 2.30-4.30pm 10.30am-12pm 5 & 5a Murdoch St, Turramurra Wednesday 1-3pm Saturday Ian Cubitt’s Don’t miss first home buying boost *conditions apply
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