In the media: Welcoming Arrangement

Date: Saturday 30 March 2024

Source: The West Australian

Journalist: Kaylee Cranley

Federation revival with today in mind

Designed to embrace the outdoors and showcasing a traditional theme, The Kingstown by Plunkett Homes brings the federation style to modern times.

According to Plunkett Homes Sales Manager Aaron Bennett, this four bedroom, two-bathroom home was influenced by the many abodes built by Plunkett Homes over the business’s 120-year history, including those in locations such as Mount Lawley.

Melding perfectly with the Kingstown’s natural surrounds in Bushmead, the facade is a nod to times gone by, with red brickwork, crisp white features and window frames, as well as a Colorbond Wallaby roof in a classic finish and soft grey-brown tones inspired by Australia’s native fauna.

The home sprawls across 281.46sqm, which Mr Bennett said provided ample space for a growing family, with separate entertaining and a generous backyard.

Plunkett Homes Design Team Leader Ekachai Sae-Ngow said the home’s layout was clearly defined into three zones – the parents’ retreat, the entertaining area and the kids’ quarters.

“The master suite and minor bedrooms are located at opposite ends of the home,” he said. “The master bedroom includes an office space, allowing the parents to work separately and in private away from the minor bedrooms and central zone of the home.”

Exuding yesteryear charm, Mr Bennett said the finishes in the master ensuite and bathroom kept with the era of its design, while the addition of higher ceilings could be seen through the master suite, the ensuite and the dressing room. In the hub of the home, you will find the kitchen, lounge, meals and living area, which boasts an earthy colour palette, infusing a natural warmth through the space with shades of green and white anchored wooden floorboards to tie it all together.

The idyllic kitchen is contemporary, with plenty of overhead and underbench cupboards, a bold emerald tile splashback and your choice of black, chrome or brushed nickel tapware.

“Must-haves in the design included storage for a growing family, with a five-door kitchen pantry, a large dressing room, a mudroom and a laundry with a walk-in linen,” Mr Sae-Ngow said.

Spilling effortlessly out to the entertaining zone outside, the Kingstown exemplifies indoor/ outdoor connectivity.

“A spacious covered alfresco area is suitable for outdoor entertaining and connects to a spacious grassed area with a garden fit for the era,” Mr Bennett said.

The Kingstown is located in Bushmead and is open for viewing Wednesdays from 2-5pm and Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm.