Details: 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 3 Living Residence
Set high in Mitchell Park estate with views to rolling green hills
beyond, Stuart and Danielle’s family home offers just the right balance
of work-from-home, rest and play.
Stuart and Danielle loved Peter Bowen Homes’ Fairfield design, but
wanted to make some minor changes to deliver a home that perfectly
suited their young family’s lifestyle.
“We looked at a few builders, but the benefit of PBH was they had the
base plan we liked, but were open to customising,” Stuart says. “Some
other builders were just cookie-cutter. If you didn’t fit in (with their
existing plans) they weren’t willing to change, or they made it
difficult to customise and charged a lot more for it.”
By contrast, Stuart says the PBH team was more than happy to work
with them to incorporate exactly what they wanted, offering expert
guidance and constant communication along the way.
“I’d be changing things and Darryl (sales consultant) would take my
rough drawings to the design team and they’d happily modify the plan.
And if what I suggested wasn’t going to work they didn’t just say
‘you’re wrong’, they’d explain why and come back with an alternative
Stuart and Danielle increased the size of the bedrooms and alfresco
area, and installed an almost floor-to-ceiling window in their bathroom
for uninterrupted garden views.
The home’s L shape design allowed for another must-have: a wing for
the kids and a wing for mum and dad. And with three living areas there’s
plenty of space for everyone to enjoy.
Stuart works from home, so a designated home office that felt separate from everyday life was also essential.
But the space that has brought the family the most joy is their large
alfresco area, where the family spends warm afternoons together playing
in the backyard, enjoying the bush views - and one day hopefully
splashing about in a pool.
By taking a floor plan they loved and customising it to suit their
exact needs, Stuart and Danielle have built a home their young family
“It’s not a stepping-stone house, this is a house we can stay in,”
Stuart says. “And because it’s built to such a high quality we don’t
have to worry about it falling down in ten years, or getting a crack in a
wall. Peter Bowen Homes has gone to a lot of effort to consider the
finer details and make sure it’s finished well.”
Stuart describes the experience of building with Peter Bowen Homes as “fabulous”.
“All the trades, everyone who worked on our home, were just as
professional as PBH. It shows they pick good trades to work with. We
would definitely build with them again.”