Expansive two storey home provides fabulous indoor & outdoor living

A generous two storey, six bedroom home with four car garage & home theatre boasts fabulous indoor and outdoor living. The semi-enclosed courtyard garden area, complete with inbuilt barbeque and outdoor kitchen is ideal for summer al fresco living.


  • O’Neil Architecture

Large home delivers big on all fronts

When the owners of this stunning Merivale home were to replace luxury penthouse apartment living, it was the lure of a four-car garage at the Open Home of this property designed by Darren O’Neil Architecture and constructed by DJ Hewitt Builders, that provided the impetus for them to engage.

The garage was just one factor that proved to be irresistible to the discerning couple. Although retired, one of the owners was a builder by trade and his son was also a builder. “Workmanship was very important, along with location.” Having been together for more than five decades, the couple were quite clear about what they wanted in their new home. “We wanted a ‘special’ home and we were keen to be within easy walking distance of the Merivale restaurants and cafes.”

At almost 650 square metres, the expansive two storey home provides fabulous indoor and outdoor living for the owners, their friends and their family. The coveted four car garage is ideal for their car collection. This is the first DJ Hewitt built home the couple have lived in and the fastidious attention to detail and workmanship has impressed them so much, they are recommending the company to friends and colleagues.

The owner says “I have recommended DJ Hewitt Builders to a friend looking to embark on a new build in Fendalton. As a former builder, I recognise outstanding workmanship. I am confident in recommending the company to undertake any project for friends of mine.”

Complimented by a semi-enclosed courtyard garden area complete with inbuilt barbeque and outdoor kitchen was perfect for summer al fresco living, this six-bedroom home also includes a theatre room, complete with large reclining, leather seats. A large gas fire is pride of place and adds ambience during the winter months.

“The fire is really only for atmosphere and decoration” say the owners. “The home is fabulously warm during winter and cool in the summer with a sophisticated yet simple air-conditioning system. The designer and builders have thought of everything. When we moved in, we were continually surprised by special features that this home offers.”

Storage is extensive with numerous large cupboards throughout, fitted out with customised shelving. In the ensuite bathrooms, heated mirrors ensure steam is no problem. The skylight windows are operated by automated control systems and provide airflow in rooms on the upper level. A bedroom adjacent to the master has a glass wall into the hallway. Although not necessary for the current owners, the room is an ideal nursery, offering in-room views without disturbing a sleeping baby.

As the first-time occupants of the home, a few minor issues were experienced – small adjustments and movements typical of any new home. The response of the DJ Hewitt team has been swift and effective. “There have been a few minor things we have noticed that need remediating. Any minor thing, we have just called, and they have been right on it.”

“We are very pleased with the result. The home is well suited to us and our lifestyle. We are away for several months of the year, but we always love coming back here.”

Daryl Hewitt

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