When a new home is finished, it’s exciting to get a look inside!
And if you’ve followed the Project Diary where we followed the Andersons, a family of five, building their two storey family home, you may be excited to see the finished project.
(It’s taken a while for us to get these images up!!)
The Andersons put their home on the market late in 2017, as an opportunity to move back to their homeland of New Zealand was too good to pass up (and Amelia designed that home too, so keep your eyes peeled as we follow the building of it!)
Amelia shared a little about the design of the home as part of the marketing material prepared by the real estate agent. You can also see below the images that were used to market the home.
It sold at auction to a lovely family who were excited about getting to call this place home.
If you haven’t followed the Project Diary, head here for an index of all the instalments. It’s packed full of top tips too. The Andersons gave us an incredibly insight into the process of building a new home that is functional, flexible and feels great. And Amelia worked with them remotely to assist in this process, stepping onto site for the first time at Week 17 of construction.
These are the real estate photographs …
The front of the home.
Inside the open plan living space, looking out to the alfresco area, garden and pool.
The kitchen was located close to the pool and alfresco area for convenience with a young family.
The living area, looking back into the dining area
Whilst compact in design and size, the home feels spacious and light-filled as it makes the most of the indoor / outdoor connection and its north-to-rear orientation
The kitchen extends into a butler’s pantry that concealed a prep space and open shelving. Beyond, the laundry then opens to a drying court outside. You can also see (to the left of fridge / cupboards) a little study nook for homework and school bag storage.
A compact rear garden packs in lots of lifestyle with the outdoor living, pool and grassed area
The inground swimming pool is well-integrated with the outdoor living areas and easily supervised from inside the home.
The alfresco / outdoor living area spans across the width of the home at the rear
The owners wanted a dark master bedroom that felt intimate and a sanctuary. External screens on the windows protect the view to the street.
The roomy ensuite with loads of storage and vanity space.
Fun wallpaper in the powder room.
A study and sewing nook tucked near the kids’ bedrooms upstairs
One of the kids’ bedrooms (they were all equally sized to ensure no arguments!)
What do you think? Could you live here?
Stay tuned, as we’ll be sharing soon the Andersons’ new project … in New Zealand!
The Anderson Famiy says
So many happy memories made in this home. The impact Amelia had on the function of our family, how the home captured light and allowed us to reduce power bills and the need to heat the home was amazing. People ask us what difference using an architect makes….we have lived in many homes not built specifically for the site, and would always think “a window here would be nice” or “there is no through-breeze”, yet Amelia nailed all these things in this home, making it so liveable. It’s the little things, like window placement, for air flow and light that makes so much difference….along with every square centimetre of that house had a use and purpose that made life easy…..it was hard to say goodbye….except that we get to do it all again with Amelia but this time in NZ and on an acreage site! Thanks Amelia, we love how your designs impact on our lives in such a positive way x
Thank you for such beautiful words. I’m so glad this home was such a great place for you to live, and thank you for letting me create it for you. Looking forward so much to the next project. Thank you also for sharing your journey with the UA Community – it’s so brilliant for others to see inside the process of designing and building a new home, and your generosity in enabling this in such a detailed way is very much appreciated.
– Amelia, UA
Bianka Ganser says
The house looks great. What tiles did they use in the lounge / living space and what colour blue have they used in the master bedroom? Thanks
I don’t have a list of all the specifications for this project, as it was done directly with the builder. The tiles are from Uptiles in Strathpine QLD, and I’m not sure what blue they used, but it was a Dulux colour.
– Amelia, UA