When it comes to building a new home, taking the time and effort to personalise the design to suit your style and needs is the key creating a home you love. This is exactly what our clients did with this customised home in Patonga Beach, NSW – and the result is absolutely stunning.
Located in a quiet fishing village on the Central Coast, the design is a wonderful addition to the coastal location. Our clients had a vision for their home which they called ‘beach federation’ and with the carefully selected blend of contemporary and traditional design elements throughout, it certainly nails the brief.
If you’re looking for design ideas for a classic home with a modern twist, this home provides plenty of inspiration – so read on to discover 5 things we love about the Patonga Beach project.
Customised with care
The success of this project lies in our clients’ clear idea of how they wanted the design to look and feel and the ability of our design team to make it happen. The house replaced the original home that was built in the 1930s, and the property had been in the family for more than 40 years, so preserving a connection to the history was important.
To achieve this, our clients had a specific style in mind. Their commitment and the time and effort they put in during the design phase to create a customised home that’s unique, and matches their brief down to the last detail, was well and truly worth it.
The living space is a standout feature of the home. The raked ceilings, highlight windows and abundance of natural light combine to create a space that is inviting and beautiful, the perfect place to get together with family or unwind after a day at the beach.
The natural timber tones and crisp white colours and finishes combine beautifully, creating a relaxed, modern feel. There is also easy access via sliding doors to the verandah and decking outside, which helps create an easy flow while also extending the space.
Perfectly suited to the surrounds
The design stands out as something special, yet still blends well with the surrounds. The traditional façade and verandah give it a timeless appeal, while the blue cladding draws the eye and provides a subtle contrast with the white of the trims. Every element of the exterior has been thoughtfully selected to match the quiet, coastal location and the result is a home that’s the pride of the neighbourhood.
These days, a beautiful outdoor space is a must, especially in a beach house. Here, the large decking is ideally situated off the kitchen and living zone and features bi-fold doors to completely open up the space. The addition of a bi-fold window from the kitchen is another thoughtful touch, which is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining. The decking is only partly undercover, leaving a large area open to relax and enjoy the warmth of the sunshine.
The attention to detail during the design phase is highly evident throughout the home, and the hand-picked features and fittings underpin the beach federation style our clients were hoping to achieve.
From the doors and architraves to the tapware and tiling, and everything in between, each element was carefully chosen to match the brief. Some highlights include the addition of louvre windows to capture the afternoon sea breeze, statement tiling and heritage tapware in the bathrooms, and a large stained-glass front door to create a grand and welcoming entrance.
A perfectly executed customised home
If you’re looking to build a customised home to suit your personality and location, the Patonga Beach project is a wonderful example of how to achieve it. When you have a clear idea of what you want and a willingness to put in the work required during the design phase to hand-pick the elements that will complete your look, anything is possible.
The total cost for this project was approximately $450,000.
Over to you
Would you like to know more about the Patonga beach project? Or are you ready to discuss your ideas on creating your own customised home? We’d love to hear from you! Simply post a comment below or get in touch with our team on 03 5145 7110.