Malvern East – Dual Occupancy

New Dual Occupancy to Ring in the New Year, in Malvern East


Find an old house, marvel at the block size, double its value with a Knockdown Rebuild, and create a new ‘Lifestyle By Design’!

The developers of this project were disappointed to find that their original builder reneged on their contract and let them down, so Lifestyle By Design came to the rescue, and now this sparkling new Dual Occupancy is ready to go under the hammer and become the home sweet home to two new owners, before the old fella in the red suit comes down the chimney!

The bulldozers took care of the 1950’s original dwelling, and construction of this High-End, Dual Occupancy began with gusto on a mildly sloping block that necessitated a suspended slab, on a narrow, but deep 600 metre square property.  As always, it was out with the old and in with the new, but, with this one, the transformation has been extraordinary.  A Modern Contemporary, two storey design now faces the street, with two new residences, side-by-side.  The ground floors, in each, feature a front, single garage with a tilt panel door, a chique new Master Bedroom with heated towel rails, a plush open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area, and they both come finished with a timber deck, and feature framework (that can be adapted to an alfresco in future).  Beneath the deck is an eco-efficient 6000 litre rainwater tank system making the dual properties non-dependent on stormwater drainage, as the water storage will be recirculated to serve the easy-care landscaping and toilet flushing systems.

A special feature of this couple of beauties is the design appeal of making the two homes very similar, but different.  One has a garage frontage in black brick, whilst the other is adorned with Spotted Gum Timber.  The kitchen and living areas cater for two types of families also, as one has a larger kitchen space and a Butler’s Pantry, whilst the other may be more suited to an older couple who need less preparation area and an island counter, but who still yearn for the glorious view that flows through the rear glass doors to the back yard.

Each home has a generous Master and Ensuite on both floors, with built in robes, three other generous bedrooms upstairs, and a sitting area retreat with a bounty of closet spaces.  In all, there are three bathrooms, and two have a sumptuous free-standing bathtub, and gorgeous matt finish, floor-to-ceiling tiles in thematic black and white.  Sounds luxurious, doesn’t it!  Well it doesn’t end there.

The Architectural Designers of the project, Petridis Architects, specified a contemporary black and white kitchen, constituted marble benchtops, square set plaster, and an abundance of other grand features – such as the custom-made 1200 wide Solid Spotted Gum front doors mounted on pivot hinges.  Add the glamourous pendant lights with exposed copper filaments, the engineered oak flooring, Miele appliances, and the customised alarm system…  and you’ll soon understand that no bluestone pathway tile was left unturned in creating homes of the finest quality.  Nestled in a sought-after area, just off the Monash Freeway – and ever-so close to the CBD – every conceivable combination of stylish contemporary finish has been included.

In times where your adult children just won’t leave home without you, these homes are perfect pieces of ultimate luxury living, and brought to reality, from concept to completion – by Lifestyle By Design Homes.

With exterior brickwork to the ground floor, cement rendering and spotted gum cladding to the upper floor, and a  sheetmetal roof, there’s no end to feasting on lifestyle and design features that make you want to move in tomorrow.  And with our reputation for exemplary timeliness and quality, you really could move in quicker than it takes to say Ho Ho Ho!  Well, almost…


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but to exceed them wherever possible, and in every respect.  And quality is not only our vision – it’s our promise!


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