10 March, 2020 - BY Hall & Hart Homes
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Overcoming sloping block design challenges.

Building on a sloping block comes with some design challenges and our team of experts worked with our client and their family to design and construct an ultra-modern home with raised ceiling heights and oversized bedrooms to maximise their block. 

Just a short drive from the Sydney CBD you will find the sought-after suburbs of the Hills District. Popular with families thanks to the laid back lifestyle and with new and existing neighbourhoods, The Hills offer quality homes surrounded by open spaces, schools and parks all within peaceful, safe suburban communities.  

Our recently completed ultra modern home, an Elyse 48 boasts a distinct architectural style Nouveau facade and has a perfect balance of render, matrix cladding, aluminium featured posts and metallix face brick. 

The cantilevered roof over the balcony provides clear space underneath without any supporting columns or bracing, opening up the balcony onto views of the surrounding bushland.

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The design didn't come without some challenges from the extreme slope to the front of the block. The driveway was shaped to create the maximum gradient achievable. The design also included multiple varied slab levels into the garage (686mm) and ground floor living area (943mm) to accommodate the slope. This only enhanced and increased the overall ceiling heights throughout the entire home.

As you enter this impressive 48sqm home through a 1200mm pivot door with side lights & highlight windows above, you are treated to stylish modern finishes including 6.6m high ceilings to the entry atrium and 3.5m ceilings to the open living areas to ground floor. The powder room boasts a 3.6m ceiling with floor to ceiling wall tiles.

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The extensive size of the ground floor open plan living area allowed for an impressive extra large 4.6m laundry fitout with overhead cabinetry and hanging rail below, an added luxury for drying clothes indoors.

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The open plan living combines the lounge and meals area to a first class contemporary kitchen. Features include luxury SMEG 900mm appliances, Methven pull down sink mixer with twin action spray and a window splash­back the length of the kitchen run (6m) with elegant smoky mirror splashback returns. Accompanied by an impressive butler’s pantry fitout with undermount sink, additional 600mm oven and bar fridge, perfect for entertaining. The downstairs living also includes an ESCEA DS1400 gas fireplace inbuilt into wall.

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The homes staircase features Victoria ash treads with black painted risers and a face mount glass balustrade which, continues upstairs to the outstanding light filled atrium leading onto an open plan sitting area and 4 extra large bedrooms, including the master.

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The upstairs living is flooded with an abundance of natural light through large fixed and awning windows and a sliding door opening from the sitting room to balcony, perfect for unwinding and taking in the views of the private bushland reserve.

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Design changes included moving the master bedroom to the rear of the home which features a freestanding bath to ensuite and bathroom. 

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The master ensuite shower and WC is elegantly concealed behind a his and her vanity with the spa bath overlooking the master bedroom through a decorative square set opening, customised by the client.

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Building your dream home doesn't mean building someone else's, it means maximising your block and designing your home how you want to live.

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