Sheer Delight

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Whether you need to accommodate a large family or just want dedicated spaces for a range of interests and activities, the seven-bedroom Limelight II by Highbury Homes gives you enough and more options. As well as the indulgent master suite, with its huge open-style bathroom featuring a free-standing bath, there are two further bedrooms upstairs – including the politely named “snoring room”. With built-in storage and plenty of versatility, either of these bedrooms could easily be used as a study or library, set up for a home-based business or even kitted out as a yoga studio or hobby room.

Downstairs, there is an enviable guest suite overlooking the backyard pool, plus three further double bedrooms forming a kid’s zone. “This house gives you so many options,” says Heather Learie, marketing manager at Highbury Homes. There’s a media room that can double as a guest sitting room, plus a large light filled kitchen and living area opening up to a courtyard on one side and a large alfresco and pool deck on the other. Meeting demands for luxurious indoor/outdoor spaces, two sets of bifolding doors seamlessly connect the kitchen and living area to the alfresco. There’s no corner post to interrupt the flow and the floor tiles have been continued outdoors to blur the lines even further.

On display in Iluka, The Limelight II is a prime example of the detailed “what you see is what you get” specification that Highbury offers with each of its custom-designed residences, from the stylish cabinetry and statement island bench in the kitchen, to the fit-out of the four deluxe bathrooms. There is a glass balustrade to the staircase and balcony, designer cornice, sinks and tapeware, glass sliding doors to the fitted built-in-wardrobes, high ceilings and Smeg cooking appliances, including a double oven. “Our clients have usually owned a couple of homes before and they know what they want” Heather says.

The Sunday Times, Homes lift out, Sunday 25th November 2012, Build under $700,000 story by Paula Evans