FELTON BLOG

03
Mar
If you’ve engaged one of Australia’s leading new custom home builders to create your million dollar home, you’re probably fairly confident that they will be able to walk you through the various stages of the design process. However, in order to come to it well prepared it’s worth knowing about some of the standard stages that many architects and home builders go through in designing a new building.   One: The Client Brief Many new custom home builders won’t start...
Luxury home designs are as plentiful as the individuals who commission them and can be a great way to express their owners’ unique sense of style and taste, but one thing that certainly sets Australian luxury modern homes apart is the concept of outside-inside living; that sense of flow from the interior to the exterior of the home. There is a real abundance of beautiful homes that demonstrate this idea and if you’re scoping out ideal million dollar homes, the...
Rose gold or copper hues have been trending across categories from fashion to home décor in recent times; in fact rose gold in the home has become one of the fastest growing interior design trends in the past year, and looks set to lead us into 2017, with builders of designer homes sydney forecasting its longevity. Drawing inspiration from European designs, to celebrities’ favourite picks in the US and our own shores, home builders in Sydney are incorporating this trend....
25
May
It’s interesting to note that even in the down turn that followed the global financial crisis of 2008, the luxury homes sector remained buoyant. And demand for luxury home builders continues apace, driven by the ability of high net worth individuals to specify custom designed homes that not only meet their specifications for the ultimate ‘dream home’ but also represent a solid and worthwhile investment. As an integrated Design & Construction company covering architectural design, interior design, cost planning and...
22
Jan
How to achieve your ultimate designer home In the world of property, there are homes, and there are designer homes. And while many ventures in the business of building or selling real estate use the label ‘designer’ quite freely, it’s helpful to bear in mind that like ‘quality’ or ‘premium’, it’s a word that’s often over used to spark interest and boost appeal. So what is a ‘real’ designer home? Ideally one of these luxury modern homes involves the skills of architects...
Many residential architects in Sydney note that homeowners in the NSW capital are well versed in architecture; they can give credit for this to the popularisation of architectural thinking through TV shows such as Grand Designs, but the diversity of Sydney’s residential property stocks also provides a visual treasure trove of inspiration. Broadly speaking, residential architects working in the Sydney market agree that current tastes encompass two key trends representing opposing ends of the design spectrum, from the very new,...
29
Apr
With homeowners increasingly seeking to maximum their home’s ability to provide a haven and a refuge, the bedroom is becoming a focal point in million dollar homes. In fact, given the fast paced lifestyles of many clients scoping out luxury home designs, it’s perhaps no surprise that the bedroom is a particular priority. Here, we take a look at some inspiring examples of master bedroom designs from around the world. From an architecturally designed contemporary room to a serene tropical...
29
Jun
Blame ‘Master Chef’ and the abundance of other cooking shows gracing our media these days, or the “kitchens and bathrooms first” approach to investing for possible re-sale; whatever the reason, homeowners are focusing on kitchens like never before. This is undeniably the case across all segments of the housing market, but the proposition gets particularly interesting when the focus falls on the luxury homes market. And even if homeowners aren’t “foodies” who love to spend time in the kitchen, it...
29
Jan
Recent times have seen a growing trend towards adding something ‘extra’ to the ultimate in luxury home designs. This is where the hidden features of luxury homes come in, offering the opportunity to lift those million dollar homes to the next level. When creating luxury home designs, everybody remembers to consider their dream living room, dream kitchen, dream bedroom and bathroom, and their dream outside space. But, when it comes to building luxury homes, everything can, and should, be a feature...
Luxury home designs are being influenced by a key trend in home design, which can be summed up as the notion of ‘home as a haven.’ Whether this is a reaction to the unease created by global terrorism, or to economic uncertainty, or a longing for a less digitally driven, more authentic existence, is hard to say. However what’s clear is that trend commentators are noting a distinct shift towards the ideal of ‘home as haven’ for 2017 and beyond....