I’ve truly never seen a better-designed home for intergenerational living. It will definitely impress buyers who need to accommodate a large family. The owners of this gorgeous home had very specific needs when it came to the design and it all revolved around space and privacy:
- They wanted maximum privacy for the master retreat – away from the other bedrooms
- The kids (or guest quarters) was designed with 2 large bedrooms with an activity area and their own separate entrance through the laundry
- The grandparents wanted a 2/3-bedroom, self-sufficient cottage connected to, yet independent of the home
- A double garage for the owners and of course a carport for the granny flat
- A big shed, a lean to for the boat and a few garden sheds
- A big block in an upmarket, quiet area as close to town as possible and
- A 6-star energy rating to ensure maximum comfort and save on energy bills
The owners did an amazing job designing exactly what they needed on one of the nicest blocks to be found in Warrenup. There are only 5 properties in the cul de sac called Coyanarup Place (veers off Warrenup Place) ensuring minimum traffic.
I’m going to describe the home by splitting it into 3 areas so that the very clever layout makes sense. Area 1 parents/owners, area 2 guests/kids and area 3 the lovely granny flat. It would be ideal to refer to the floor plan for ease of use.
The inviting, vinyl plank entry hall is wider than the norm. The king size plus master suite with a big walk in robe and stunning bathroom – consisting of a shower, basin and toilet suite in neutral brown and white – is on the right. To the left of entry is bedroom 6 or a large study.
From here you enter into an enormous kitchen/dining/family/games room – the communal area for areas 1 and 2. The modern kitchen is fashionably laid out with a 900 mm oven, gas hob, dishwasher and space for a double fridge. A corner pantry and loads of cupboard space will definitely keep a big family happy while there’s ample bench space to prepare family meals.
The far end of this huge room opens out to a paved alfresco area with pleasant rural views while the direct double garage entry is located on the opposite side of the sliding door. Reverse cycle air conditioning ensures that this area is kept cozy during winter and cool in summer.
A door separates area 1 from area 2 for added privacy. On entry you can see the lead glass door of the granny flat (area 3) straight ahead of you.
On the left is the activity area, while 2 very large bedrooms with built in robes are spaced as far apart as possible on opposite sides of the entry. A full, modern bathroom – shower, bath, basin and a separate toilet suite services the occupants of these two bedrooms. The practical laundry is tucked away in the corner, with a glass door offering the inhabitants their own separate entrance.
Now be prepared to be extra impressed! This very stylish, spacious granny flat is definitely the icing on the cake.
It boasts a completely separate entrance from the enclosed carport to the front door. On entry there’s a good size lounge with 2 big bedrooms and a gorgeous bathroom in between, so both bedrooms are semi en suite. One of the bedrooms has a walk in robe and the other a built in robe. The whole design is extra spacious in order to be wheelchair friendly and caters for the disabled.
The kitchen is the size of a standard home’s and boasts a single sink, 600 mm oven, hob, dishwasher and a pantry. As expected, there are loads of built in cupboards and plenty of bench space, even a breakfast bar if you don’t feel like sitting at the dining room table.
At the far end is a gorgeous sunroom with rural views over the backyard towards the big trees on the boundary. A sliding door leads out to a private outdoor area. The sunroom was actually designed to be an extra bedroom for guests when needed. Reverse cycle air conditioning takes care of heating and cooling.
The laundry area is in the enclosed carport, so all in all, this awesome granny flat is totally self-sufficient. Double doors at the back of the carport lead out to the backyard.
A big property like this won’t be complete without a few sheds. There’s a big 7×7 m2 shed for toys and tinkering that will keep the man of the house happy. Access is from the enclosed carport or through the normal height roller door. On the side of this shed is a lean to specially built for the boat. Behind the big shed is two smaller sheds – roughly 3×3 m2 each with concrete slab floors.
The home’s design is delightfully adjustable, so I can describe this home as a 5-bedroom home with 3 bathrooms, a study and sunroom:
1 bedroom with an en suite in area 1
2 bedrooms with a bathroom in area 2 and
2 semi-en suite bedrooms in the granny flat
A 7-bedroom home with 3 bathrooms as the study and sunroom were designed to be used as extra bedrooms when needed. It all depends on your needs…
This home presents a great AirBnB opportunity or you could rent out the cottage for an additional income if needed.
If you’re looking for a well-priced, well-built and very practical intergenerational home then this home should definitely be number 1 on your viewing list. Please note that there won’t be any home opens, so viewing is strictly by appointment with the listing agent.
I have included the floor plan on all websites although it’s best viewed as a PDF file if you want to see the size of the rooms. I’m happy to share the file via email, so please ask.
Floor areas in square meters:
House 270.52 Main garage 33.38
Carport 18.30 Alfresco 14.72 Verandah 5.65
Total: 342.86 m2
What you need to know:
- Built in 2015/16, so only 4 years old
- Brick veneer with timber frame
- Block size 4,897 m2/1.2 acres
- Special Residential zoning
- Upmarket, quiet neighbourhood with quality homes
- Two gravel driveways
- Closest acreage from town – only 8.6 km/11 minutes’ drive
- 6 Star energy rating https://www.certifiedenergy.com.au/assets/tips-to-achieving-6-star-energy-ratings
- Reverse cycle air conditioning in area 1 and 3
- Ceiling fans installed in the main bedroom, cottage bedrooms and the cottage’s dining area
- Northerly orientation so receives lots of winter sun
- Environmentally friendly Aerobic treatment unit for wastewater – self-contained electrical wastewater treatment system receiving wastewater from toilets, bathrooms, kitchen and laundries. Can be connected to sprinklers for the garden. https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Aerobic-treatment-units
- Front garden and fruit trees in the back garden reticulated from mains water
- Town water, gas bottles
- Vinyl planking throughout home with carpeted bedrooms
- Only 3 km/6 minutes’ drive away from Coles Shopping Centre (Orana)
- Rates and taxes 2019/20 – $3,219.68
- Best intergenerational design I’ve ever seen, so don’t delay viewing.