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harlie and Amanda have three
children at primary school and
they expect they’ll still live at
home throughout their university
years, explains Diane Wainwright,
building and design consultant.
“We decided the children’s bedrooms
should be upstairs at the front and the
parents’ bedroom downstairs at the back, so
that when they’re older the kids can come
and go without waking Mum and Dad.”
The guest bedroom, flanking the foyer
downstairs, is also well-distanced from
When designing a home to accommodate a family for the next 20 years,
the team at luxury builder RiverStone considered the future nightlife of
the youngest residents – and the peace their parents deserve.
Charlie and Amanda’s roost, helping
to ensure their privacy.
Since this Claremont street is full
of original Federation homes it was
important for the new house to blend,
and the symmetry of the Hamptons-style
facade achieves this.
“If somebody said ‘pick the new home’,
your clue would be the double garage,”
explains Diane. “Most houses in the street
were built at a time when nobody had cars
that’s why almost every other one has a
Clever use of materialskept the budget on track. THE
LUXURIOUS ‘EBONY’ FLOORING (above) was actually
created with a less expensive material – jarrah with dark staining.
A LINEN-SHADED PENDANT light from Laura Kincade in
Sydney illuminates the beautiful parquetry-style inlaid dining
table the owners have cherished for many years.
beauty WORDS Julia Berney
This elegant Hamptons-style home perfectly suits our
warm climate – and a family intending to stay put
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