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Wonder of The Kimberley

The Kimberley, from the WA Housing Centre, may have a small physical presence in the new Lexia display village because it is designed for a cottage block. But the wraparound veranda and porch ensure it makes an impressive statement.

WA Housing Centre brand manager said with the popularity of cottage home and land Perth sites, it was important to display a modern home that showed how first home buyers Perth could maximise every inch of space.

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“The Kimberley is a stunning example of innovative design for modern cottage sites,” he said.

“This home has large, open-plan living areas which seamlessly integrate with the outdoor alfresco area, which matches the laid-back WA lifestyle of getting together and enjoying the outdoors.”

Entry from the porch is to a home theatre reception area with the main suite off the entry hall. The bedroom has a bay window that would accommodate a parents’ retreat and a dressing room.

The family bedroom wing is located further down the right-hand side of the home with access from the open-plan living area. There are two minor bedrooms, with built-in robes and sliding mirror doors, placed either side of the family bathroom and separate toilet.

The family living area stretches from the kitchen through the dining area, lounge and into a spacious rear alfresco area. There are twin sliding doors off the living area out to the alfresco area to maximise the indoor-outdoor potential when entertaining.

The kitchen is the dominant feature of the area and is L-shaped with a large 1200mm-deep island bench that provides not only a food preparation area complete with dual sink but also doubles as a breakfast bar.

The kitchen has a double pantry and a range of 500mm stainless-steel appliances including underbench oven, cooking hob and range hood with glass canopy.

The laundry is at the back of the home and has a private shopper’s entry from the double garage. There is a big linen cupboard offering ample storage in the laundry.

Source: The West Australian New Homes
Publication Date: 29th October 2011
Page Number: 46
Byline: Dennis Lingane

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