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A Home For The Long-Term

19 September 2016

These days, kids are taking longer to fly the nest, which is prompting many parents to look for a home that can happily accommodate their grown-up offspring so that everyone can live harmoniously together under the same roof.

The Amherst fits the bill nicely.

This value-packed four-bedroom home is an excellent long-term option for families with adult children yet to find their own place, teenagers at home for the foreseeable future, or ‘boomerang’ kids who regularly return home after travel adventures.

Zoned for all the family

The master suite in the Amherst is on the ground floor, along with the kitchen, scullery, study and everyday living area, while the upper level boasts three further double bedrooms as well as a home theatre and a games room.

Dave Clynk, Design Manager at Plunkett Homes, says the Amherst is a big home with standout zoning that really makes sense.

“Not only do the adults have all the space they need downstairs, but younger members of the family will love having their own zone upstairs,” Dave says.

“And when the kids do leave home, the downstairs master suite means the Amherst will offer single-storey living on a day-to-day basis, with plenty of ‘spill over’ space upstairs when visitors or the grandkids come to stay.”

Huge kitchen

As displayed in Banjup, the Amherst gives you 343sqm of home with ‘all the bells and whistles’, including Essastone benchtops in the scullery and ensuite, as well as in the kitchen. There’s a double sink in the scullery in addition to the preparation sink in the main part of the kitchen. You also have the option of adding the bi-folding servery window that opens up the kitchen to the double-sized alfresco.

“The kitchen is massive,” Dave says. “With its huge amount of storage and bench space, it’s the big high-performance kitchen that our clients have been asking for.”

Parents’ retreat

Double doors provide a grand entrance into the downstairs master suite, which boasts twin walk-in wardrobes and a spacious ensuite with a Caroma Cube back-to-wall freestanding bath, twin vanities and a hobless shower.

“We’ve created a private retreat that delivers an air of luxury and calm,” Dave says.

High ceilings feature throughout the ground floor, including in the garage and the alfresco, adding an extra sense of space and volume to this generous family home.

Street smarts

Offering smart street appeal, the Amherst is fully rendered with a choice of two colours to the front elevation. Designed to sit neatly onto a 12m-wide block, the home features blocks of contrasting colour, set off by a white garage door, a Colorbond roof and a contemporary balustrade to the balcony.

“The overall result is a great-value home that is ready to build on those slightly slimmer blocks that are found in both new estates and in established suburbs where yesterday’s large lots are being subdivided,” Dave says.

Representing the perfect pairing of well-zoned space and deluxe specification, the Amherst is priced at $433,050 as displayed. There are options to customise the home to suit budgets from just over $330,000.

Check out the Amherst here.

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