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haven for older kids

The two-storey Panorama display home is aptly named, with a design that maximises views from the upper-floor living areas. APG Homes Marketing Manager Matthew Dragun said the response to the Panorama had been fantastic.

"The beach holiday-home feel and upside-down living design has been particularly popular among those looking to build near the coast or on blocks with views," Mr Dragun said.

"This design has been very successful from a customer response and industry perspective and has won a number of awards and received fantastic feedback from people who have visited the home.”

"The kitchen and main living spaces are all deliberately upstairs and open to an expansive balcony to maximise the enjoyment of any outlook a customer may have.

"It fulfils all the traditional accommodation requirements and caters for families with independent older children, with distinct zones for children on the lower floor and a parents' zone on the upper floor."

A big porch shelters the front door which opens to an entry hall stretching through the house to the alfresco area at the back.

The three children's bedrooms are on the ground floor, along with a big activity room that is connected to the alfresco area by a sliding glass door.

Each bedroom is double-sized and has a sliding door built-in robe. Bedroom four also has semi-ensuite access to the bathroom.

Also on the ground floor are a separate toilet, linen cupboard and the laundry, plus an internal door from the double garage with store.

Upstairs, the open-plan living area is at the front and the luxury-sized main suite is at the back.

The bedroom bas space for an easychair and a big flat-screen TV at the end of the bed. The extra-big ensuite has stone benchtops, two square semi-recessed vanity basins, a raised bath, double shower and separate toilet. The walk-in robe has a full custom fit-out.

The main living zone is linked to a big balcony across the width of the house via stacking glass doors. 

A stone-topped island bench and breakfast bar with double sink delineates the kitchen, which has a wall oven, hotplates and pot drawers.

A handy extra is a big walk-in pantry behind the kitchen which has more storage as well as benchtops where preparation and clearing up can be done out of sight of guests.

Also on this floor are a semi-enclosed study, a powder room and linen cupboard.

The Panorama requires a minimum frontage of 15m. It has a living area of 268sqm and a total area of 352sqm. Versions are available from $423,720.

See all the details about the Panorama here.