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Thorne Group


Maximising a site through clever design

The home at 313 Oceanbeach Road is a great example of how, with clever design, you can optimise space. The site is only 271 sqm, however the two-storey home delivers 226 sqm of liveable space not including deck areas. As this home was built without a specific client in mind, the design brief needed to cater for a range of potential purchasers.

One possibility is empty nesters - those whose children have flown the coop but still want to visit, likely with grandkids in tow. Or those who enjoy hosting guests but want them to have their own personal space.

The semi self-contained lower level comprises a bathroom, two generously sized bedrooms and a guest lounge with bar/sink (that could also function as another bedroom). All downstairs rooms open onto a wrap-around deck featuring an outdoor shower for after beach rinse-offs. Ground floor access ensures that the visitors (short or long term), can be independent and quite self-sufficient.

Upstairs you find living areas that feel deceptively large. Spaces flow seamlessly between the lounge, dining area with large wrap around window seat and kitchen (with walk in pantry). Tucked efficiently into the east corner is an office, guest powder room and master bedroom with large ensuite and walk in wardrobe. Offering multiple zones within one large, open space ensures occupants feel like they have their own space. Incorporating provision for future installation of a lift means the home remains practical regardless of advancing years.

Another possibility is a family with children who want the kids (and their friends) to have their own space. Once again, the downstairs bedrooms all access the deck, so the kids can come and go without disturbing the rest of the household. The outdoor shower means they can run straight back from the beach, rinse off, head to their bedrooms to change, then hang out in the media room or covered outdoor deck. Meanwhile parents can then enjoy the peace and tranquillity of having the space upstairs to themselves!

Plenty of storage and a laundry that has its own designated space without being just at the back of the garage.

A functional kitchen with plenty of storage is absolutely key.

Master bedroom, cleverly designed with large stacker doors and a face fixed balustrade. Creating a feeling of being outdoors and enjoying the view shaft to the sea.

Designed to consider the wind, this home has built so that if the wind is coming from the north, you can sit outside on the west side and have protection. Multiple decks also provide the opportunity to enjoy both the sun rise and sun sets.

Providing a good work from home solution within the design is now more important than ever

This home will be auctioned on 25th November (unless sold prior).


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