Holiday at home in the Leighton I

With its fresh coastal vibe and adaptable multi-purpose living and entertaining spaces, the Leighton I by Dale Alcock Homes demonstrates why more of us are choosing to ‘holiday at home’.

John Care, Design Manager at Dale Alcock Homes, says this inviting four-bedroom, two-bathroom “beach house” proves you don’t need to get away to get some R&R.

“Whether you’re part of the new holiday-at-home movement, or simply want a home that gives you that holiday feeling, the Leighton I is a great option,” Mr Care said.

“We’ve included three additional living or entertaining areas in this big well-zoned family home. They’re versatile spaces that you can fit out ready for anything from hobbies and yoga, to big-screen movies and kids’ games.

“There’s also a double-sized alfresco and a large open-plan indoor/outdoor living area and kitchen, which means there’s also plenty of room for the family to come together to spend time relaxing and catching up.”

The Leighton display home

On display in Golden Bay, the Leighton I sets the scene with its wrap-around verandah, weatherboard cladding, timber decking, and beachy blue-and-white colour scheme.

Just off the entry is a generous activity room that connects with the three minor bedrooms and second bathroom to create a dedicated wing for younger members of the family and guests. A recess in the activity room is the perfect spot to set up a study desk.

Anchoring the Leighton’s design is a large central kitchen with plenty of benchtop space and overhead cupboards, plus a larder-style pantry area. A fresh white palette highlights a relaxed coastal ambience, while a 900mm black oven and black glass hotplate bring an added touch of contemporary styling.

“This is a kitchen that you want to spend time in,” Mr Care said. “Not only is it a big roomy space, but it has also been designed so that two or more people can be working and chatting in the kitchen at the same time.”

A set of optional barn doors leads through into the multi-purpose room, which in turn opens straight out to the double-sized alfresco.

The Leighton display home

“The idea is that spaces can be connected or separated. We’ve tried to include as much flexibility as possible so that families can set rooms up according to how they live in the home,” Mr Care said.

Tucked away, leading off the dining room and close to the kitchen, is a home office that would also be perfect as a studio space or hobby room.

The master suite has been positioned at the back of the home, well away from the hustle and bustle of the house creating a secluded parent’s getaway. It features a corner window and a dressing room that leads through to the ensuite with its double vanities and feature double shower.

“Depending on the size and shape of your block, you could easily open the master suite up to the back garden and create a private outdoor haven,” Mr Care said.

Designed to sit on a 17m-wide block, the Leighton I delivers a little under 300sqm of home, including the double garage and wrap-around verandah.