build with intelligence: the havana

Good things take time - you're sure to have heard that one before. And it's true. Our latest home design - the havana - is the first single storey plan we have produced in 18 months. When you walk through the display home, you'll see why so much dedication and thought was necessary.

The havana is the perfect exemplar of the apg motto: Build with intelligence. With every room and feature carefully considered to give the end user maximum ease of use and lifestyle compatibility, there isn't a single space in this house that isn't logically laid out.

As with every apg design, whether a single or double storey home, the materials used and building process undertaken combine industry best practice and years' worth of experience building homes in Perth.

But the intelligence in this building isn't limited to our excellent double-brick cladding or smart acrylic render. No, the real star of this floor plan is the way in which it enables your lifestyle. Built to accommodate families through every life stage, from young to mature, you will find this home grows with you and shapes your family interactions.

Creating intimacy

The heart of the home - that's another expression you're most likely familiar with. Usually applied to the kitchen as the central hub and the source of sustenance for the family, it's a practical consideration. However the havana extends this concept and pulls in the living, dining and alfresco to create a space for the family to come together.

Between the three minor bedrooms and the master suite, this open plan living area becomes a focal point for kids, adults and guests. The breakfast bar helps the living, dining and kitchen come together in a functional way, encouraging socialising over casual meals, homework before dinner and Sunday morning coffees.

And while many homes boast indoor/outdoor flow, the havana truly has it. Stacking doors lead from the living room to the alfresco, but that's not all. If you want to let in the fresh air, or hand out the barbecue essentials, the kitchen has bi-fold servery windows that open to the outdoor entertainment area.

Giving you space

Having a single storey home doesn't mean compromising on space, and the havana has it all. While you can enjoy the intimacy of family time in the heart of the home, there's also a need for privacy and seclusion when desired.

The living area brings the minor bedrooms and the master suite together, but it also keeps them separate. Through one door you have three kids' bedrooms and the main bathroom with separate loo. There is also an activity room that is away from the other living areas, and it's at the opposite end of the house to the parent's bedroom - it even opens out to the garden.

On the other end of the home you have everything you need at your fingertips. A separate lounge for the adults to enjoy their downtime, and an impressive master suite. A sizable walk-in-robe means those with an inclination to shop have a space to hoard their treasures, while the ensuite truly is a place of serenity and peace.

His and hers vanities and a massive shower welcome you at the end of a hard day's work, and plenty of floor space means your personal time feels indulgent instead of utilitarian.

Built with you in mind

The attractive front elevation of the home masks a depth of design intelligence and fluid family interaction that has been thoughtfully integrated throughout.


The havana isn't shy about its combined pedigree of practical design and superior styling, and the inherent flow that this floor plan has lends itself to modern decor choices and daring statement pieces - allowing you to fully express yourself and make your mark on your new home.