FELTON BLOG

Aside from location, layout and stand out design, another key element that sets modern luxury homes apart is the use of quality materials. New custom home builders are always on the lookout for the latest trends in building materials that denote luxury and exclusivity but also offer functional benefits, ensuring that the home will stand the test of time with minimal maintenance. Some of the products and materials we’ve listed here are more traditional and easy to come by, while...
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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....
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...
18
May
Despite their exclusive status, luxury homes are still swayed by the key trends influencing home design across the world. In fact, much of the time, due to expansive budgets and their ‘dream’ home status, luxury home designs often lead the way in terms of setting trends. It makes sense that custom designed homes built by prestige home builders should be designed to offer something that’s innovative and differentiated from other offerings in the market, while also honouring what’s currently in...