Fabulous facades

Fabulous facades

We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but we are all guilty of it so why not put your best face forward.

When it comes to the design and style of your new home’s façade, the Sovereign Hills Display Village has stunning examples to help you create street appeal that really counts.

Embrace Australiana with a contemporary twist

Australiana includes the items, people, places, flora and fauna of Australian origins.

Whether a country or coastal backdrop, these York Street designs from Vaughan Homes, Sorensen & Caldon Builders and Pycon Homes & Constructions will have you dreaming of a home among the gum trees.

- Set the scene with a traditional gabled roofline, which offers the versatility of extending over the patio or verandah, providing a buffer from the elements and maximising runoff for eco-friendly water collection.

- Couple the rustic charm of the natural colours and textures of timber exposed beams and heritage bricks with the clean contemporary lines of crisp white cladding and shutters to nail this aesthetic.

- Large covered verandahs and courtyards create an escape from the heat of an Australian summer and make the most of outdoor living.

- Complete the look with easy care native plants in mulch-filled beds nestled in stone garden walls, edged by crushed rock or exposed aggregate paths.

Cool coastal styling with clean lines and clever materials

The pared-back minimalist style of Stroud Homes' Elwood display home works beautifully beyond the city limits. The mixed materials and thoughtful landscaping selection make it feel right at home in any setting.

- A flat or skillion roof design is a must to achieve this look.

- Colour and texture are essential. Think subtle cool greys, contrast against warm sandstones and light timbers.

- Mix textures of feature stone or brick pylons against concrete render and smooth uniform lines of shiplap or V-joint cladding.

- Add carefully selected and placed furnishings for an extra dimension when styling your home for maximum kerb appeal.

- Keep gardens simple and low key, allowing your home’s personality to shine.

Modern Hamptons hideaways with cottage charm

During the past five years Australia has embraced Hamptons home style in a big way.

These facades by Coral Homes, Perry Homes and Better Homes and Developments demonstrate while the Hamptons look can be interpreted in various ways, the principles remain.

- Elegant roofing combines gables with the very Australian look of corrugated iron by way of Colorbond roofing.

- Include decorative embellishments such as corner and window trims, and ornamental vents.

- Exterior lighting isn’t just functional. Black metal exterior fixtures such as wall lanterns work brilliantly to contrast against white timber weatherboard and invoke the rustic essence of old shipyards.

- Hamptons styling isn’t restricted to an all-white palette. Think cool colours of the coast; grey, blue and green tones, with striking textural combinations of cladding, render and brick features.

- Extend the style to your gardens and fencing. Quaint white picket fences provide a perimeter for delicate gardens filled with a mix of lush green lawn and well-manicured hedges and topiaries, as well as some classic flowering plants.

Out of the box designs

Make a modern statement with a versatile cube design - the ultimate form of minimalist modernism.

- The cube features clean, straight lines.

- Accentuate box modern architecture styling by contrasting colour blocking of black and white finishes tied together by rich jarrah-hued timbers.

- Mixed materials work well with this style. Create a personalised look and flair with brick, timber, tile, concrete and/or clad textures.

- Focus on sharp, striking geometry, combining angles and planes to make a sleek modern statement with visually unique rooflines.

- Complement this aesthetic with architectural plants with long ribbon foliage, unique grass trees with their charred stumps and soft green spines or a range of diverse succulents.

Live in the now with a contemporary edge

Contemporary design is ever-evolving and reflects the present day and the future.

- Cherry pick your favourite attributes of current trends and create your own contemporary style using texture and clean lines.

- Use the geometry of box modernism to create depth and interest and pair it with the practicality of a classic box gable roofline like Adenbrook Homes’ Penn E design.

- Keep the texture and colours balanced with contrasting tones, and the use of symmetry and unity by selecting complementary linear elements.

Find your favourite façade style at the Sovereign Hills Display Village – York Street, Port Macquarie.
Open daily from 10am – 4pm.

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