Ocean View Cottage

Ocean View Cottage

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.

Hamptons-Style House Design

Hamptons-Style House Design

Here are a few pictures of a home we designed recently, constructed on the Mornington Peninsula – the quintessential Storybook Hamptons-Style House Design. This home was designed to reflect the clients budget, living requirements and site constraints, and the owner’s did an excellent job at bringing the whole Hampton’s Look together. Here’s an extract from the realestate listing…

HAMPTONS-STYLE HOUSE DESIGN & GRANDEUR

Brand new luxury living with an intoxicating fusion of Hamptons and coastal architecture, this show stopping 4 bedroom home with glistening swimming pool redefines the wow factor. Between soaring cathedral ceilings and light timber floors, the central living area will truly take your breath away with walls of sash windows overlooking the tiled azure pool and stone-mounted Jetmaster fireplace, while the expansive open layout flows into the epicurean kitchen with Carrara marble counters, Miele appliances (including dual ovens) and butlers pantry.

Swing open the French doors and paradise awaits beside the solar-heated swimming pool with a zen-like covered alfresco patio and deluxe poolhouse for the ultimate in outdoor entertaining. As though lifted from the spread of a designer-living magazine, the grand master bedroom enchants with a wall of windows framing the pool, along with a lavish dressing room and superior ensuite with freestanding Apaiser stone bath, while upstairs a 2nd enormous living room with pitched ceilings and porthole window interconnects with 2 spacious bedrooms and a stunning family bathroom.

Boasting the highest-quality finishes throughout, this sundrenched Hamptons-style haven with bay glimpses includes a large study/4th bedroom, study nook, built-in bench seating, poolhouse, hydronic heating, Daiken split-systems x 4, ducted vacuum, security and intercom system and a 4 car remote garage behind electronic gated entry.

What an awesome Hamptons Home this is and it has recently sold for a pretty penny too thanks to the creativity & great working relationship between Storybook & our clients – well done …

Walter Estate Manor & Guest House – Grand Traditional Home Design

Walter Estate Manor & Guest House – Grand Traditional Home Design

Walter Estate is a grand traditional home design with timeless appeal. Stately and elegant, the design includes features generally only found in the most exclusive luxury properties. We have exploited the wide frontage to design a home with a dramatic sweeping facade and simple classic appeal. The grand entry includes an open stairwell with a double height ceiling and open walkway overhead which can be enhanced by the owner with feature pendant lighting & decorative balustrades. Feature windows, the inclusion of a guest house, pool building and large alfresco all overlooking the integrated pool maximising indoor outdoor living. This grand traditional home design has a Theatre, Billiards Entertaining Area, oversized Garage and well zoned Master Bedroom wing. Large oversized Bedrooms, wide hallways and french doors add to the feel of luxury and space. The facade is a mix of wide Gables, Dormer Windows, a mix of Stone & Weatherboards and the interior has the classic storybook trademark or cathedral ceilings, large rooms and dramatic open space. ..

The estate feel is always present, with outbuildings within view and reach of the main living areas. Everything is connected and waste has been kept to a minimum except of course where volume and space is the goal. Upstairs there are 3 generous bedrooms, large bathroom, open stairwell and playroom. Downstairs we have the main living zones, master bedroom, study, garage and other necessary spaces and zones where the family can come together or find a quiet corner to collect their thoughts. In the end, this is a grand traditional home design sculpted for entertaining and modern family living…