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IN THE PRESS: On the flip side

Custom designed and built this home goes against the grain and features an unexpected upside-down layout with functionality at its core.

Thanks to an unusual lot configuration, this new home in Karrinyup boasts an edgy design that will be admired for years to come.

Custom-designed and built by Refined Edge, the home goes against the grain and features an unexpected upside-down layout with functionality at its core.

The creative design ensures maximum versatility as there are several multifunction rooms that can be adapted over time.

Speaking to New Homes, Refined Edge Managing Director Mike Burke said the residence was crafted to suit the owner’s brief.

“It was designed to be versatile and is a family home and penthouse apartment in one,” he said. “The clients wanted to live on one level while still maximising the space and layout for future resale.”

The property, which is situated on a corner lot, interacts well with its setting and exudes a strong aesthetic that feels sturdy yet extremely welcoming.

The team at Refined Edge and Daniel Cassettai Design worked closely with the client to develop a layout that was innovative and intelligent.

“The home includes two large garages, one for everyday use and the other for an antique car collection,” Mr Burke said.

The huge garage and workshop on the lower level feels more like a showroom than a garage and contains plenty of storage and bench space. The second garage uses the sloping lot to its advantage and is located at the opposite end of the home. This garage connects to the upper level and is easily accessible for daily use.

Demonstrating exceptional craftmanship throughout, Mr Burke said nothing was compromised during the building process.

“The team got crafty future-proofing the floor plan at this home,” he said. “The design lets the owners live on one level if required without the need to access stairs.”

The flipped layout contains well-defined zones, all of which fulfil a specific design brief. The ground level is a dream space for any car enthusiast and includes an office that connects to the garage and workshop. It also has a guest suite, secondary lounge room and an elevator.

The kitchen and main living areas occupy the top level and seamlessly flow out to a huge balcony overlooking Karrinyup Golf Course. The all-encompassing master suite resides towards the rear of the property on the upper floor. Complete with a huge ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, it exudes wall-to-wall elegance and has been furnished to perfection.

08 Mar 2019