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 The Urban 260 by Longridge Homes is smart on energy

With three good-sized bedrooms, two living areas and an open-plan kitchen and meals area, this design offers modern, low-maintenance living for families or professional couples, says

Longridge Group marketing manager, Lee Goddard. The floorplan of the base level includes an open kitchen, dining and living area, along with the laundry and main bathroom.

"Open-plan living is what people have been asking for," she says. "It really complements a modern and low maintenance lifestyle because it avoids clutter and is easier to clean, not having to worry about manoeuvring in tight spaces."

Included within the standard design and price of the house is a high specification kitchen, which overlooks the living and meals area for convenient living.

"This area at the back of the home is really ideal for couples who also love to entertain," Lee says. "It means the owner could be cooking and preparing meals for friends and family and still be able to carry conversations with their guests."

Downstairs also has large windows and sliding doors to bring the outdoors in. "The larger windows also help to minimise electricity costs by utilising as much natural light as possible," she says.

Separated from the downstairs entertainment area are three bedrooms and a flexible living space on the second storey of the home. "Keeping the bedrooms together on the second storey works well for family living," Lee says. "It means that if the owners have older children, they can escape to the upstairs living area or, alternativel,, if they have younger children, they can be put to bed and the adults can still entertain or live downstairs without disturbing them."

The main bedroom includes a large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. A double volume glass portico entrance is a modern architectural feature that offers a "wow"’ factor at the entry. The design is suitable for 9m wide and 20m deep blocks. Ms Goddard says it is important to have a builder who understands the aspects associated with a smaller width. The cost includes a fully rendered facade.


For more information about the house in this story please see the Urban 260 product page.