Lathlain - Casestudy

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Custom Built Home: Lathlain

Having lived in neighbouring Carlisle in a 1950's built house, Samantha and Chris have built their dream home in nearby Lathlain and couldn’t be happier with the result!

The couple purchased an old property with the intention of knocking it down and building the home they have been planning for a number of years. They decided to initially rent the property while they finalised plans for their new home ensuring they crossed the t's and dotted the i's.

Being first time builders and having an eye for detail, Samantha was on-site daily once construction commenced.

"I was very keen to see how things were progressing and wanted to make sure everything was perfect. We had a great Site Supervisor who was a straight shooter and was on top of everything throughout the build, so that was a credit to them” said Samantha.

The couple trusted local builder Novus Homes with their dream home.

We chose Novus because we were impressed with their quality of finish in their homes. They are a smaller builder, which appealed to us and have a good reputation in the market. We were also impressed with the speed of their process as we were working with them on the design” said Samantha.

Chris and Samantha brought a lot of their own ideas to the home, which was based on the Parkwood design.

Having lived in an old home from the 50’s we had a very clear vision of what we wanted this home to be” said Samantha.

In our old place you had to walk down the hallway and past all the bedrooms to get to the living areas, so we knew we wanted all the bedrooms upstairs in this home. We also loved the idea of the open plan living to the back which looks out to the alfresco and pool area. We couldn’t be happier with how it has all turned out.

Indeed this home is truly stunning. Everything has been considered. The kitchen, with its unique yellow splashback, flows seamlessly to the outdoor entertaining area and is just perfect for enjoying time with family and friends.

The huge island bench is extremely functional and is a favourite spot for daughter Juliette (7) to eat her breakfast every morning before school.

And the scullery and walk in pantry ensures any mess is easily hidden.

I think we got everything we wanted” said Samantha. "We have a good sized block and utilised it as best we could. We pushed the house out at the back and along the side to maximise the space. This allowed us to increase the size of Juliette's room and give her plenty of extra storage and also allowed for me to have a good size office, as I work from home."

As with any new home, there is still a lot to do to add all of the finishing touches, but having only been in for 2 months, this dynamic couple have achieved a lot in a small amount of time.

"Working with an interior designer helped a lot. We were able to decide on what we would use from our existing furniture and then work through what we needed to add to finish off the rooms. It is still a work in progress, but it is getting there!" Samantha concluded.