It's Time to Move Up - Alsace Alfresco
Adelaide is surrounded by the Hills and beaches, and the reality is the urban sprawl can only go so far, either north or south. But if you’re looking for a bigger home with more bedrooms and living areas, your best option may be to go up rather than out. Here are a few two-storey designs that will work on a standard block size or smaller
Sitting just under the traditional block width, many new and subdivided blocks have a 15m-wide span and that’s all you’ll need for this attractive two-storey home. Wider at ground level than it is on the upper storey, Hickinbotham’s Alsace Alfresco offers luxury living, bright spaces and privacy where you need it too.
While some two-storey designs feel as if they will overlook neighbours, this one won’t and has been meticulously planned to do the opposite with high windows for privacy, Hickinbotham’s design director Ruth Vagnarelli says. On display at Netley, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has three living areas, a beautiful entrance featuring a wide hall and stairwell void, and a layout that is both stylish and family friendly.
“The Alsace Alfresco appeals to families who want luxury and space. With four bedrooms and multiple living areas, the home is designed to suit families with young children or teenagers to empty-nesters who need room for their own children or the grandchildren, and with the master bedroom downstairs, this makes this possible,” Ruth says. While the open-plan living/ kitchen/dining, and the adjacent separate rumpus, are well-planned generous spaces, the master bedroom is a highlight: it feels secluded and plush with a corner window, a walk-in hisand- her wardrobe and a spa-like ensuite that includes a freestanding bath and double basins in the vanity.