Display home villages like the new Homeworld Leppington are a great way to see many potential homes in one convenient location. As well as identifying designs that appeal to you and your family, display homes also allow you to see the build quality and have discussions with building companies.
To make the most of a visit to display homes, you need to prepare beforehand, to ensure you get the most out of your visit and to avoid becoming confused by so many choices.
So, before you jump in your car and head to your nearest display village, do some research and plan your day. Make sure you also have a few things in place beforehand like the details of your land, a budget estimate, your family’s lifestyle and practical requirements, and a list of questions.
The popular Kurmond Homes Melody
The new Melody 40 that Kurmond Homes has built at Homeworld Leppington is the newest version of the popular home design. Melody is an award-winning Kurmond design that was first built in 2016. Awards received include: HIA Kitchen Design Finalist 2017, MBA Winner Exhibition/display Homes $600,000 – $800,000 2107. There are four different floor plan options available in the Melody with your choice of five different facades to suit any aspect.
At Leppington, the Melody 40 features the Clovelly façade, giving it a coastal contemporary look that would be at home by the coast or inland.
It is a spacious five-bedroom home that is filled with light, thanks to the two-storey high void entry allowing natural light to flood in.
Kurmond’s in-house Colours and Design Manager Amanda Rylewski, says “With our display homes we aim to stand out from the crowd and to show people what a beautiful home can look like. We deliberately make choices from within our inclusions package so potential customers can see what they can achieve on a fixed budget. But we also choose a couple of special stand-out features like the stonework in the hallway to give that wow factor.”
“Some customers will walk into this beautiful home and want their new home to look just like our display, while others will see the potential of the design and we’ll work with them to make changes to suit their lifestyle and taste,” said Rylewski.
It’s about texture and earthy tones
Amanda Rylewski says she has chosen colours and textures that reflect the coastal feeling of the home.
In the entry hall, you are greeted with a breathtaking stone feature wall that complements the finishes in the courtyard and home exterior, and continues around the fireplace, giving it a natural earthy feel throughout the home.
Another feature of the entry hall is the timber staircase with open treads that leads upstairs to the bedrooms, and the light-filled ceiling with three large skylights that provide warm natural light for both the upper and lower floors of the Melody.
The colours used throughout the Melody have been chosen by Amanda in neutral, warm and earthy tones. Amanda says the neutral tones are particularly popular with younger buyers who want to offset the neutrals with their own style.
Multiple living zones
The Melody 40 has many living zones to accommodate the needs of different members of the family, rather than just one large area.
The first is the media room next to the front door which is well-placed to show the latest feature but could also be used as an extra living area, bedroom, or home office.
Next is the spacious lounge area that is open to the kitchen and dining area. The lounge has a gas-powered fireplace to add atmosphere and warmth throughout the cooler months. A major feature of the living room is the large circular window that looks out to the private courtyard.
The courtyard is yet another living zone that can be enjoyed at any time of the year, with outdoor seating and planting.
No family home is complete without an alfresco dining area, and the Melody display home has been set up with an outdoor kitchen area and dining setting. The retractable glass doors can be folded back to create an indoor/outdoor living zone.
And finally upstairs is a large sitting room at the front of the house with loads of natural light and an adjacent study area.
Comfortable luxurious bedrooms
The Melody 40 has five bedrooms. The first one you’ll encounter is the guest bedroom with a walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom close to the front door. This gives your guests a private retreat.
Upstairs is a generous-sized master bedroom with a large walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom. It is at the back of the house to minimise street noise and to provide a parent’s retreat feel.
The remaining three bedrooms and well-sized, each with a walk-in robe and easy access to a large, shared bathroom with a separate toilet.
Spacious kitchen and beyond
The spacious kitchen is a focus of the open-plan living, dining zone towards the back of the house. It features an open scullery area that provides a generous amount of food preparation and cleaning space while keeping the main part of the kitchen clean and clear.
The kitchen features fluted timber joinery with curves and brushed brass tapware, creating a warm and inviting entertainer’s delight.
The same fluted timber is used in the dining room built-in cupboard and the bathrooms that creates a cohesive feel throughout the home.
The laundry is equally stylish and functional and has an external door for easy access to the backyard.
Towards the front of the house is a powder room that complements the other bathrooms in the house with its earthy tones and stylish fittings.
The Melody 40 is topped off by a two-car garage at the front of the home which will serve as the Kurmond Homes office while the home remains a display.
Why build with Kurmond Homes?
Building a new home is a major commitment, and it’s good to have an experienced, dependable team like Kurmond by your side.