When defining the traditional Australian homestead, one cannot help but conjure up images of large verandahs, open spaces with raking ceilings, earthy tones, timber poles and corrugated tin on the roof. These images build a home that undeniably compliments the landscape we have grown to love and are characteristics we pride ourselves in continuing to bring to life in the houses we build.
The Kingston Farmhouse is a beautifully crafted homestead, full of defining characteristics that make it an authentic Australian farmhouse. As you glance upon the home, you can’t help but a sense it’s rustic charm. It’s in the timber bush poles and handmade clay bricks that allow the home to naturally blend into the environment. It’s in the unlined verandah, which is a defining feature in any true Australian look. And it’s in the wrap-around verandah, which has plenty of depth to provide shelter from the afternoon sun, whilst allowing enough light through to heat the home in the winter.
Step into the free-form living area and watch as the architectural elements of this design come to life. The raking ceiling creates a feature of interest whilst adding volume to the room. The portal frame with large windows and double doors, open to the alfresco to maximise the amount of natural light coming through, making the room feel large and open. The open kitchen is connected to the free-form living area, which allows the chef of your family to feel involved with the family members in the living room and is also a great entertainment area. The walk-in pantry and overhead cupboards provide ample storage space and large bench-top surfaces to work on.
Walking down the open hallway the activity area is open, with second and third bedrooms coming directly from the space, making it a great area for kids to enjoy and sprawl out in. Whilst maintaining our reputation of designing rooms with large windows, which take advantage of views and surrounding scenery, we’ve also allowed enough space to comfortably fit queen size beds. The rooms have also been designed with built in robes, complete with double sliding doors. The master bedroom and ensuite are located at the end of the home, with plenty of space for the heads of house to enjoy. Complete with walk in robe, the master can enjoy luxury in a home this size with double vanities, and large shower.
The double garage located opposite the master’s corner of the home and completes the design with direct entry from the garage to the hallway. From the use of materials with timber bush poles, handmade bricks and Colorbond roof, to the design features such as the raking ceiling in the free form, large windows used throughout and open feel of the home, it’s easy to see why The Kingston is a traditional Australian farmhouse.