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Dorset alfresco

With the garage tucked out of sight, the designers at APG had free rein when it came to giving their latest display home its street smarts. Accentuating bold lines with three different colours of acrylic textured render, they have given the Dorset what is arguably APG’s most contemporary display-home elevation.

“It features some really linear lines, which the use of glass and metal balustrading to the front accentuates the striking effect,” Matthew Dragun, APG’s Marketing Manager, says. 

The only APG display with the garage at the back, the Dorset will fit easily into a 12m wide rear access block in suburbs old and new, especially where there are views to the front.  It’s a four bedroom home that provides the space and zoning that families look for, plus the easy maintenance that often comes with building on one of today’s more compactable sites. 

The alfresco area and big balcony each provide functional areas for outdoor living and entertaining, with three-panel stacking-door systems ensuring a smooth inside outside transition, both upstairs and down. APG has decided also to demonstrate how the rear garage could be turned into extra indoor/outdoor space, styling it as a “man cave” and keeping it partly open to the garden and alfresco area. “We wanted to illustrate an alternative use, through it can be easily enclosed” Matthew says. 

The sleek and uncluttered kitchen includes a built in micro-wave, intergrated dishwasher, 900mm over and cooktop, larger walk-in pantry, plenty of deep drawers and an island bench with CaesarStone top and waterfall ends. One corner of the island bench has been anchored by a feature pier, which provides the designers with an opportunity to showcase the retro wallpaper.

In the master suite, a large window wraps around one corner, while the fully fitted walk-in wardrobe and chic ensuite with larger shower and twin vanities meet demands for a little extra indulgence.