New Home Thrill
New home handovers are fabulous – we see a client’s excitement at all the possibilities of their new home. Even better is seeing that excitement still there 18 months down the track.
Horizon Homes had the opportunity recently to visit Joe and Maria at their gorgeous double storey home in Concord, completed in March 2016.
In the time since moving in, the couple has taken the blank canvas that was the five bedroom, four bathroom house built by Horizon Homes, and stamped it with their own personalities.
Maria is still glowing in her praise of the Horizon Homes’ building process, with special mentions for the input of Horizon Homes directors Denis and Esther Carroll, and site manager, Danny. “He was brilliant. Just so patient. Quality was very important to us and we just love our finishes and the attention to detail.”
Maria says the old house was “really nice” but old and the couple wanted flexibility in the layout, to allow for the possibility of her mother moving in when she was ready, and to provide space for their two adult children to study, and have their own space.
Most importantly, they wanted a space to entertain their large family and friends. That’s exactly what they got with Horizon Homes and Maria says the spacious kitchen, dining and lounge room, with adjacent media room – which all opens onto a generous outdoor entertaining area by way of doors that slide right back – is just perfect.
“We love it. We live here, in this space,” Maria says, gesturing to the expansive open plan area. “We entertain. A lot. We built in two ovens and a steamer. We made sure we had internal music built in. We’ve had one summer here already and we used the pool a lot. We love this family room area.”
But perhaps even more than the public space, it’s her private master retreat that brings Maria the most joy. Walking into the master bedroom, it really does have a luxurious, resort vibe. The ensuite is spacious while the walk-in robe and additional wardrobe space provide Maria with plenty of storage.
“I just love the space in my room. And I love having an ensuite. It’s the best,” Maria says.