6 Tips for Modern Country Style

Prepare to be inspired by the Augusta. With barn doors, rustic hanging lights and raking ceilings, be in awe of our Modern take on the country style.

This display home isn’t your classic country-style showcase demanding acreage and a pony. Quite the opposite.

Catering For Todays Urban Family

Many of you are looking for a contemporary take on the rural retreats we all know and love. We created the Augusta as a big, comfortable home the kids will love growing up in. It sits just as comfortably on a modern suburban block as it does tucked away in a rural setting.

With this is mind, we took country comfort and made it modern. Here’s How:

1. Style and space

We gave the Augusta the warmth and character of a country retreat but combined it with all the sleek open-plan spaces and contemporary features that modern living demands.

2. Volume

Raking ceilings are the hallmark of many rural-style properties and the Augusta is no exception. It’s high raking ceilings run the length of the open-plan living area and out to the alfresco. Combined with the highlight windows, the ceilings accentuate the open-plan layout and easy flow from indoors to outdoors. A deep bulkhead helps define the kitchen, which features a long island bench and plenty of storage and workspace.

3. Flow

By extending the cabinetry, it creates a modern and practical touch that helps integrate the kitchen and dining.

4. Statement pieces

A barn door leads through to the rear master suite and opens up to the gardens. Designed as a relaxing retreat, it features a large ensuite with twin vanities and a freestanding bath and big walk-in wardrobe. Another barn door creates separation to the theatre room, just off the main living space.

5. Zoning

Creating a space for the kids, all minor bedrooms and second bathroom have been grouped together. This is located at the front of the home along with an activity area adjoining the entry hallway. Displayed as a study zone for two, the activity area is a flexible space that has been neatly concealed from the hallway without sacrificing any sense of flow or openness.

6. Street appeal.

The Augusta’s front elevation gives a lasting impression, with charcoal Accoya cladding teamed with clean lines, a wrap-around verandah, white render and a dark grey Colorbond roof. Adding warmth and texture to the facade the timber cladding adds a touch of rural elegance.

Delivering 300sqm of accommodation on a 15m-wide lot, the Augusta is ideal for families looking for a big home that will suit them for the long haul.

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