FELTON BLOG

29
May
We’ve talked a lot about trends in our 2017 blogs, but it’s also worth noting that there are also longer term shifts or mega trends at play that aren’t so much about fashion or visual appeal, but more about changing demographics and how these will influence luxury homes of the future. Here are some of the mega trends we think will be the most influential going forward.   Luxury downsizing An Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) survey recently found that 43 per...
It’s one thing to have an idea to build your dream home, another to find the dream site. As even the best home builders in Sydney will report, in most people’s minds, the dream site is just that; a dream. ‘Dream sites’ are accessibly priced, correctly located, conveniently oriented, far from traffic noise, surrounded by just the right amount of planting and tree shade and above all, flat. Of course when we wake from the dream we’re often forced to...
30
Nov
Currently, many trends vie for attention in our diverse post-millennial world. The best home builders in Sydney report that opulence, exoticism and eclecticism all remain strong trends in contemporary architecture and interior design. But minimalism is making a comeback. A major movement in the ‘90s and an idea embraced by thought leaders from architect Tadao Ando to Steve Jobs, minimalism has, ironically, a lot going for it. Building companies in Sydney are increasingly fielding requests from daring clients interested in...
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....
Custom home builders are continuously on the lookout for modern, contemporary ideas for each room in a new or old home. The staircase, often overlooked, is in fact best thought of as a key consideration by home builders whether to increase space, add aesthetic impact to the home or to match the scheme of the rest of the house. At Felton we keep a close eye on what’s trending, bearing in mind that these days new custom home builders can...
The family room is often associated with messiness and confusion but in custom designed homes it doesn’t have to be! It is the room where all family members can relax together, as well as the place where to bring guests when they visit. Kids use this space to play with toys just before bed, while parents take time out after a hard day at work to watch a movie or curl up and read a good book. Luxury home builders are...
20
Jul
This week we step away from our traditional blog format to honour Felton team member and resident stage sensation Alfie Arcuri. Just in case you hadn’t heard, when not designing million dollar homes, Alfie is wowing millions with his singing, so much so that he has just taken out top prize at the 2016 fixture of Channel Nine’s The Voice.   He had always loved music and singing but didn’t start showcase his voice publicly until around 18 months ago;...
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...
New custom home builders operating in the Australian market are more than familiar with the prevalence of the garden, deck or terrace in most modern home designs. Indeed, the fabled Australian lifestyle has created leading edge thinking in how to optimise ‘alfresco living’ for many years now. This tradition has now grown new wings however, with clients in the market for custom designed homes expecting greater levels of sophistication, technical connectivity and aesthetic ‘wow factor’ than ever before. The latest...
Living areas are the heart of your home; the place where memories are made. These spaces are also a reflection of the personal as they are the most visible, ‘public’ parts of your home. And they’re often the first impression your home’s interior has to offer, so giving these spaces due consideration can make a major difference to the feel and style of the rest of the house. As a result it’s no surprise that for many custom home builders...