A country style ranch with an architectural twist: Sandstone Secrets

Sandstone Secrets

Rolling acreage. Awe-inspiring views. A vision for a country-inspired home with an architectural twist. This? Was where we began the journey to creating our client’s forever home.

Having never built a home from the ground-up before, they were bubbling with excitement, but also a little unsure about how their design ideas would translate into reality.

And that? Is where we stepped in. To guide them through the start to finish of the build journey. To build on their ideas to create something extraordinary. And to support them as we moved through everything from concept, to approvals, to construction, together.

To get them started on the right path, we brought them together with our team and building designer to create a custom home design that was truly bespoke and fit their family-oriented lifestyle like a glove.

From land to lifestyle

From the street, the front of Sandstone Secrets house looks like a country-style ranch. But when you step through the statement entryway? You immediately discover that this home belies a modern secret. A home design that has strayed away from conventional floorplans to create something entirely custom.

Local Basket Range Sandstone is featured on both the interior and exterior, threading earthy warmth into every view of the home. Inside, polished concrete floors emphasise floor-to-ceiling panels of glazing, beckoning you to pause for a moment and take in the sweeping country views.

Standing with your back to the front door, you’ll be looking into the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. With the master bedroom, walk-in robe, and ensuite, tucked behind the main living space to create a private oasis. Ultimate privacy. A haven, just for our clients.

Off the main body of the home is two separate wings. One homing the garage, the office, and a separate lounge area. And the other? Homing the three additional bedrooms and main bathroom.

Sandstone Secrets house? Was made for entertaining. Surround sound speakers are piped throughout the home, and on warm Summer days, the alfresco area (complete with an outdoor kitchen), doesn’t just beckon you outside, it commands you.

The details

  • An ensuite bordered by two large windows for relaxing in the bath and drinking in the views.
  • A Y-shaped design, as if the home is inviting guests to choose their own adventure.
  • A private office space separate from the main living area, to encourage creativity, productivity, and a healthy work/life integration.

Words from our client

“I needed someone to come up with something that suited the block. They had a process for everything, they had all the forms, everything ready to go. It just felt right

Because we never built before and had no idea about anything, they were good at explaining everything with the build, in not industry jargon either.

The guys on site were all lovely and approachable. And the communication with Susie was always great. She’d always get back to me quickly if I needed something. Had a really good experience and are really happy with our home”.