If you’ve been spending every waking moment obsessing over Leonardo DiCaprio’s mansion or the stunning L.A. home Margot Robbie is selling, the torture may soon come to an end. Despite what the lifestyles of the rich and famous may suggest, interior design is in a period of evolution. No more botanical prints or neutral palettes, the devil is in the detail and the details are dark.
Taking a decidedly moodier approach to modern style, today’s designers are stepping away from the traditional colour palettes in search of something more luxurious, and Australia is leading the way. Keeping the customised home offices, expansive walk-in robes and flexible spaces, design icons like home building legends Metricon are adding a touch of mystery with a refined and elegant new scheme. And best of all, you won’t need a movie star pay-cheque to cover them.
Taking a page out of the luxury hotel playbook, the Metricon Hampshire home design delivers opulence on every level. Like 007 himself, the design is sleek, sharp and best dressed in black. On the ground floor, you’ll find an abundance of space, complete with a designer kitchen and butler’s pantry ideal for entertaining. Whether it’s a weekend dinner party or an intimate night for two, the sweeping open space offers refined liveability with a touch of luxury. And it doesn’t stop in the kitchen.
Finished with a gas fireplace, the living room is designed as the perfect winter retreat – simply sit back, crack a single malt and soak in the stunning surroundings, before you take things upstairs. On the first floor, the Hampshire offers lavish hotel-style living, highlighted by the magnificent master suite.
Here, you can live out your movie-star fantasies with the dressing room style walk-in robe, private study and luxury ensuite with double vanity and bath. Best of all, the Hampshire is as flexible as it is flash. Metricon’s sleek, dark design is offered in four different floorplans with 14 facades available to suit your personal style.
If hotel-style living isn’t quite to your liking, perhaps resort life is more your pace. The Hampshire’s contemporary counterpart, The Riviera offers modern luxury with an emphasis on functionality. As part of the Signature by Metricon range, the Riviera boasts five bedrooms and three floor plan options, giving you the opportunity to personalise your property,
From the outset, the ultra-modern façade evokes a sense of grandeur, thanks to its soaring, full-height entrance. From here, the sweeping open-plan entertainer’s kitchen comes complete with a butler’s pantry, wet bar and views overlooking the expansive dining room. Located at the heart of the award-winning design, the family-sized alfresco entertaining space has the benefit of flexibility. Designed with the entertainer in mind, the area can be completely converted, seamlessly opening up to a mixed-use indoor and outdoor space.
Upstairs, you’ll find resort-style amenities at your fingertips. From an extravagant master suite with private balcony to the built-for-two ensuite and large walk-in-robe, the Riviera isn’t short on creature comforts. Throw in a media room and three other bedrooms each with their own ensuite and walk-in robes and you’ve got a home you may never want to leave.
Taking things back to nature, Metricon’s Doulton balances natural light with warm timber finishes. Majestic by design, the home boasts a whopping five bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bathroom, alongside a series of flexible living areas. From the moment you walk through the opulent front entry, you are met with a stunning curved feature staircase. Setting the striking tone for the rest of the house, the staircase captures a level of refined luxury that wouldn’t seem out of place in the Hollywood Hills, and it’s only the beginning.
Venturing through the main living space, you’ll find a sleek island bench set against a massive entertaining space, perfect for a full-scale dinner party. Hidden around the corner, you’ll find a true 21st century addition- a generous study space with optional built-in joinery. Ideal for the home office, this handy inclusion helps you bridge the working-from-home gap without losing a bedroom or two.
Ascend the awe-inspiring staircase and you’ll find a large leisure room surrounded by four over-sized bedrooms, highlighted by the grand master bedroom. This massive abode features not one, but two walk-in robes, meaning you and your partner will never need to argue over closet space again. If luxury living is on the cards, the Doulton offers lavish style in spades.
It’s not often that luxury living and home-building go hand-in-hand, but the tide is turning. Housing icon Metricon is helping to make the Aussie dream a reality, breaking down the barriers between you and your future forever-home. Shop the complete Metricon range on their website, or chat with an expert today who can help get you started on your journey.