DESIGN: Symphony IV
SEE IT AT: 15 Ribbonwood Crescent, Newpark Estate – Melonba (Marsden Park)
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Tempo Living’s Symphony IV is a masterclass in how to build a home that maximises natural light. The functional design, set over two airy storeys, is flooded in sunshine and packs an incredible amount of accommodation on to a small block. A soaring double void entryway greets you on arrival and the sense of space is immediate . But it’s the clever placement of the staircase on the left – which is reversed, so your eye is drawn from the entry straight through the home to the back yard – that is a standout.
The airy entry leads into a light-filled living room, which is the first of three living spaces in this impressive family home. To the right of the living room is a generous guest bedroom and adjacent bathroom, an area which has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of intergenerational family living.
From the living room you are welcomed into a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and family room. Floor-to-ceiling sliding doors add to the openness of the area, and lead to the patio to create a flow between indoors and out.
The kitchen is packed with standard inclusions that would be considered upgrades elsewhere, from stone benchtops to slick stainless-steel appliances. All appliances come with a 5-year warranty, and small touches – including soft-close drawers and doors - provide a touch of luxury. There’s ample storage thanks to a walk-in pantry, which can be upgraded to a well-equipped butler’s pantry. Adjacent to the butler’s pantry is a large laundry, which conveniently leads out to the backyard.
Moving upstairs, the reversed staircase leads up to a rumpus room fronted by a bank of windows. The clever solar passive design means this area is always warm and welcoming, and saves on heating bills. A wide hallway leads away from the front of the house, and into the sleeping quarters. You’ll find four bedrooms here, a clever walk-in linen cupboard with ample space, plus a bathroom. An impressive master suite is at the end of the hallway, with a generously sized ensuite and walk-in robe.