Grow into It

Families looking for a home designed to adapt to their changing needs should consider the Berkley 285 by Longridge Homes

VERSATILITY is a key feature of Longridge Homes’ popular Berkley 285 two-storey design. With five bedrooms it will appeal to large families or those who want a home they can grow into.

The master bedroom, which has a built-in robe and an ensuite with a bath and shower, is next to a formal lounge.

On the lower level, the two rooms form a parents’ retreat well away from the other four bedrooms upstairs. The Berkley’s clever floorplan means everyone has their space.

The upper level is effectively the family zone. Two bedrooms with built-in robes are positioned at the rear and separated by a hallway to ensure privacy.

The other two, which do not have built-ins, can easily be used as a study, home office or computer room and converted to bedrooms when guests stay or more children come along.

A games room overlooking a balcony means children and/or guests have their own place to play or relax.

The main bathroom upstairs is also a smart threeway design which will be appreciated during the rush to get ready for school. The lower level also has the convenience of an additional toilet next to the stairwell near the laundry.

Tucked behind the stairs, the discreet position of the laundry, which has a handy door to the yard, is in keeping with the Berkley’s modern streamlined look.

The garage also has a secure access point to the home — to the main hallway — and a door which opens to a storage room under the stairs which would be ideal for keeping sporting equipment.

The Berkley is also designed for entertaining — the lower level open-plan space is ideal for hosting gatherings be it a dinner party or big family get-together. The area includes the kitchen, complete with a breakfast bar and pantry, dining and living areas.

The latter opens to the outdoors to extend the open plan space, while the dining area has a curved wall with porthole windows which makes for a striking design feature.

BY Anna Vlach

 

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