IN THE PRESS: Piece de resistance

Custom built and designed by Refined Edge by Brian Burke Homes, the spacious abode features a u-shaped layout and is spread across a large 1011sqm lot.

Speaking with New Homes, Brian Burke Homes Group Managing Director Michael Burke said the clients wanted the home to enhance their retirement experience.

“The brief was to create a spacious single-level home without steps,” he said. “The couple sought spaces to display their carefully curated art collection in its best light and accommodate their valued antique furniture pieces.”

Inside the home, large glass windows create lofty proportions and provide views out to a central courtyard complete with an established dracaena tree.

“From every vantage point in the home there is an outlook to the outdoors,” Mr Burke said.

A large home office with custom storage is positioned next to the front entrance, away from the main living areas at the rear of the home.

Designed to accommodate extended family members, the home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms in total.

Free-flowing and multi-functional, the home’s main living area comprises the kitchen, living and dining zones. Mr Burke said the generously sized kitchen was meticulously planned and included deluxe appliances, a large island countertop and ample storage.

“The home revolves around the kitchen for our owner,” he said.

Extending from the kitchen is an overflow pantry, with additional storage space.

“Plenty of storage keeps the interiors streamlined and clutter-free,” Mr Burke said.

Large commercial-grade windows infuse the home with natural light and harness a strong connection to the outdoors, while an understated colour palette strikes the right chord and doesn’t distract from the owners’ much-loved art pieces.

The refinement and craftsmanship that characterises the finishes throughout the internal living areas continues outdoors with Scottish oak-look flooring.

“The Scottish oak flooring is a rectified porcelain tile which is produced to reflect the warmth of an oak timber floor without the maintenance of real timber,” Mr Burke said.

“It can be used internally and externally, providing a seamless transition between the two areas.”