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new Iook breaks with tradition

Not everything that is new, is new, if you follow: Many years ago, many homes had a lounge and a kitchen and a dining room. Then the dining room and kitchen were combined. Then the lounge became a living area and sat next to the other two.

With its seven-home two-storey development in Aveley, APG Homes has moved the lounge away from the kitchen and dining - and the result is a modern and welcoming dwelling. The owner is delighted with her home, from the big pantry ("Love it") to the finish (“The colour schemes are lovely") to the setting: "I have a beautiful view. At night it is so peaceful.”

The lounge at the front of the home is spacious and extra-high ceilings here and across the home add to its lightness. From the lounge, the hallway has a big linen cupboard, a powder room, a laundry and a big understairs storage area all leading from it.

While the owner loves her pantry, she also loves the spacious kitchen with its 900mm appliances, twin-sink island bench and storage space.

There is also that handiest of ideas, an appliance alcove behind a roller-door.

Upstairs, the home has three bedrooms, a bathroom, separate toilet, more storage space and a balcony from the main suite. The two smaller bedrooms are spacious and identical while the main suite has a full ensuite and access to the balcony, where the owner enjoys the views across to a lake set in a big park.

The ensuite has a walk-in robe, the coffee-and-cream colour scheme so enjoyed by the owner and there are recessed lights to the ensuite.

Outside the bathroom is the balcony with its views and slatted wood panelling to the side for privacy and weather protection.

At the front of the house is a garden with a small sitting area and to the rear a private courtyard for entertaining.

In the development of seven homes, there are slight differences between some but Carla Italiano, Marketing Coordinator for APG Homes, said they all were to the same standard – and the owner vouches that it Is a high standard.

This home was an entry in the 2013 Perth Housing Awards in the Townhouse/Villa Development category. For inquiries phone APG Homes on 65557565.