Having won industry awards and widespread recognition as an exemplar of the best that Sydney home builders can aspire to, the Bella Vista display home by Felton Constructions was created to demonstrate what well thought out luxury house plans and expertise in interior design and decoration can bring to a home.
Clients in search of luxury modern homes are often referred to the Bella Vista home as an introduction into what Felton Constructions can offer; they typically leave inspired to adapt the workmanship and overall design of the home to their own project, even if that project leans more towards modern or contemporary design. It’s perhaps no surprise then that the Bella Vista home secured Felton Constructions the Housing Industry Association (HIA) award for NSW Display Home over $450,001, along with prizes in the Bathroom in a Display Home category, and Kitchen in a Display Home category in 2013.
Due to its harmonious floor plan and bespoke detailing, the home probably deserves some analysis as a case study. A Georgian-inspired mansion designed to create a sense of timeless harmony and elegance, the first thing that strikes the observer about this home is its formal front garden and impressive articulated façade.
Once inside, a capacious lobby, typical of what many clients expect in today’s luxury modern homes, leads to a series of well-considered interior spaces, where flow of movement and a soft neutral palette create a sense of serenity and distinctive style. The whole is characterised by coffered ceilings with plaster cornices, elegant flooring solutions and an abundance of natural light provided by key generous windows and French doors.
The main living areas feature classic timber floorings or neutral soft pile rugs, with key features including sleek marble clad fireplaces and premium detailing throughout.
Scale the imposing staircase to the upper levels of the house and find a series of well-appointed bedrooms in keeping with the best that luxury house plans can offer. The master bedroom has been designed with the creation of a tranquil, luxurious but understated haven in mind; a bay window complete with a couch for relaxation and a wide doorway leading into a marble lined ensuite bathroom epitomise the sense of luxury afforded by this home.
In the more communal areas, a highlight is the generously proportioned kitchen and butler’s pantry, the latter complete with cooking and cleaning facilities and a dedicated bar area with wine-fridge and storage racks. The pantry also features a built in coffee machine and combination oven.
With the pantry keeping the more ‘messy’ aspects of food preparation and catering hidden, the kitchen itself features the kind of chef-grade cooking facilities increasingly specified to leading Sydney home builders, while eye-catching additions include an island bench topped by a magnificent slab of marble. Hamptons-style cabinet doors and panels create a modern yet classic aesthetic in keeping with the rest of the home.
Outside, the home features a landscaped garden and outdoor entertaining space including a lap pool, offering a secluded, elegant yet low maintenance exterior complement to the sophisticated interiors of the home.
Overall, the Bella Vista house demonstrates the capacity Felton Constructions’ unique approach to luxury house plans to transform a living space. It also shows the integrated and seamless results of Felton’s philosophy to integrate all aspects of a home’s design, with designers and builders working together to create outstanding outcomes.