Pink Hill Manor Re-Imagined is Storybook’s take on French Provincial. Working closely with the client & their preferred style, this home features many of the characteristics of the typical french provincial home. A sense of symmetry, arched windows, balcony over a central entryway with decorative wrought iron balustrade. Colonial windows, french doors, hipped roofs and a central dormer balance the simple elegant stately exterior. While this style is not typically the Storybook look, many of these features are found in our homes in varying combinations. It’s amazing just how much a home can change by tweaking these elements.
Of course budget was still a driving force in respect of design. We had to carefully design around the slope of the site, setback requirements & building height restrictions. Material specifications imposed by the covenant was also a consideration, not to mention an unusually shaped site. The use of weatherboards and colorbond makes this design feel far more homely and inviting than a fully masonry / tile alternative – which is typical for this style of architecture. The bulk has been softened by the use of single story elements, which is not only pleasing to the eye but a development requirement. In the end, Pink Hill manor Re-Imagined is French Provincial with an Australian twist and will be a great addition to the area.
5 Bedrooms. Zoned Master bedroom. French Provincial Style. Dormer Window. Colonial Windows & French Doors. Open Kitchen Living Meals with Butlers Pantry.
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…
Pink Hill Manor carefully balances a mix of weatherboards & bagged brickwork in a stately Hampton’s home. Designed to minimise the use and cost of the brickwork (required by the covenant which specifies a minimum of 75% brick). Together with the restrictions of an unusually shaped site (which tapers as you move to the back of the property), max building height requirements (including stepped side setbacks), minimum ceiling heights (required with the Attic Style construction) and working with a cross fall (approx 1.4m over the building site) – this first draft has been a challenge. Designed around the pool to capture the northern sun, the home is beautiful, cost effective and efficient. Ticking all the boxes, this home features 4 bedrooms, 2 living spaces (including zoning for the kids), large walk in pantry, vaulted living / meals ceiling, gabled alfresco, double garage, large entry foyer & portico.