What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘duplex’ or ‘dual occupancy property’? Usually, it brings images of classic Victorian housing to life, complete with a wall wedged through the middle to provide two different living spaces.
The traditional Aussie duplex maximises space and value on a block of land, but living in the neighbour’s pocket is not precisely what most people would call the ‘Great Australian Dream’.
As luxury home builders, Leeneva wanted to deliver something truly boutique and special when we were presented with the challenge of designing and constructing dual properties on a two-unit site at Ferntree Gully.
Let’s start with a bit about Ferntree Gully first. For those unfamiliar with Greater Melbourne, this suburb is where the city meets the bush, offering the best of both worlds regarding amenities and lifestyle.
Knox City Council’s planning restrictions mean that residents can breathe in the mountain air of the Dandenongs, hear kookaburras cackling in old, sprawling gumtrees, and still reside within easy distance of schools, shopping, medical centres and access to metropolitan Melbourne. When you’re after the best of both worlds – convenience meets stunning scenery – Ferntree Gully truly has it all.
We had a corner block at our disposal, but it wasn’t the typical place for units or townhouses to best maximise profits. Ferntree Gully homes are for families who want space, so the challenge was to make the most of the land – a task our custom home builders were up to.
The families moving into these twin properties are set to be stunned by the amount of space they have on hand. Each home includes a generous entertainment area, roomy yard and views of local parkland for the ultimate balance in serenity.
Meanwhile, the flooring has been designed with families in mind. The mixture of hybrid timber, laminate flooring, tiles and carpeting in the bedrooms means durability is at the forefront of the layout, complete with the ability to keep clean and in perfect shape at all times.
For families looking for spacious open-plan living, these properties are the ultimate dream. Thanks to the modernised kitchen with a luxurious, statement island, culinary adventures are likely to be on the cards for these lucky homeowners. With food preparation and tidying up made a breeze, this space is also perfect for entertaining friends and loved ones – a must for the contemporary family.
Meanwhile, parents will simply adore the master bedroom, which includes a walk-in robe, spacious ‘his and her’ bathroom and views sprawling out to the local parkland – the perfect way to wake up every morning, coffee in hand.
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