Camden House is a beautiful 4 bedroom home designed for a sloping site. This modern Hamptons design features a large open entry on the lower level, leading to bedroom 4 / study & oversized garage. Up the stairs, we find a large open living space, a kitchen with a servery window, butlers pantry and large laundry. Back towards the front of the home on this same level, we find the zoned master bedroom suite and another 2 bedrooms & bathroom via a rumpus area. A very livable house indeed & a great example of a modern Hamptons design.
This home was designed around extremely restrictive height & setback requirements and a lot of care was taken to provide rear access from the main living areas to a covered alfresco space. More often than not, mainstream builders have the tendency to use large site cuts on sloping sites, so owners end up with a home dug into the hill, walking out the back of the home to a high retaining wall 2m or 3m high. Storybook, on the other hand, design each home to specifically suit the existing site contours and find the optimal design solution for each unique site.
Here’s the first iteration of a design for a cottage by the sea. A charming 3 bedroom home with a focus on style, efficiency & views towards the front of the site (in this case the water). Although this home features a compact living space, this is offset by the high cathedral ceiling in the living room and the openness of the living / kitchen / meals area which all looks out towards the views. Downstairs we have the master bedroom which also features a peaked ceiling. A 2 way bathroom off this area has been included as a cost saving measure together with the euro style laundry off the hall. Further cost savings can be made by way of staging the build, with a future bathroom upstairs which is adjacent to 2 more bedrooms and an optional deck off the back of the living space. An attached garage has also been included, which can be easily modified to become a 2 car garage.
Mountain Homestead is a magnificent Traditional Manor House on the Mornington Peninsula. This home is grand and perfectly integrates into the landscape by stepping with the slope. A combination of wide gables and a careful balance of details, this home is something special, capturing the relaxed feel of a grand country retreat. The living areas in the design have been positioned to capture the views, located on the upper mid level. In total there are 4 levels, effectively a 2 storey home broken into 2 which steps down the slope. A 2 1/2 car garage is on the mid level together with 2 bedrooms, billiards and laundry. Also on this level we have a large billiards and grand entry. Up a few steps we have the main living area with huge vaulted ceiling and large covered alfresco. This connects to another deck on the min level leading out from the billiards / entertaining space and connecting to the land. Another few steps up on the highest level we have an enormous master retreat and on the lowest level, 2 more bedrooms and additional living zone also leading out to covered outdoor spaces. Mountain Homestead is designed around entertaining and is sure to impress any visitors to this beautiful home…