The hipped roof, eave-wrapping window band, and entry canopy gives this house (Plan 496-18
) designed by Melbourne architect Leon Meyer curb appeal. But the attraction is more than skin-deep: the 42- by 85-foot layout
is well thought-out, with the main living-dining area and kitchen at the rear for indoor-outdoor living away
from the street. The open kitchen is organized around a spacious food prep and buffet island.
In the family room the fireplace rests on a dramatic floating hearth; sliding window walls open to the deck.
A laundry/utility space is at the center of the house behind the stair. The study near the entry functions as a separate office. Four bedrooms and a playroom/activity area are upstairs. The master suite, which is at
far right in the illustration above, has a balcony overlooking the street. The walk-through dressing
is accessible from the hall and the luxurious spa-bath as well as the master bedroom. Plan 496-18
. To see all plans by Leon Meyer, click here.