A Modern Manor by Belco Homes

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Modern Manor

Designed with meticulous attention to detail, this sprawling 518 sqm contemporary residence seamlessly blends into its large suburban section. The creation of this modern-day manor was a significant undertaking. Massive earthworks were required, substantial retaining walls were constructed, and various neighbourhood building codes adhered to. Yet, the end result is a home that feels as though it has effortlessly occupied its place for generations.


Where Family and Function Thrive

Family life was the main focus of the design process. Consequently, the Hinuera split-stone masterpiece showcases an abundance of spaces for togetherness and independent play. Multiple living areas, children’s playrooms, and a vast loft cater to the needs of a growing household. Practicality is beautifully woven into the design. The exquisite flooring and oak cabinetry are not only aesthetically pleasing but also remarkably durable.

Extending the living areas outdoors, a spacious covered patio with a fireplace beckons for family gatherings. Secluded courtyards offer a sense of tranquillity, while the expansive lawn provides the perfect arena for backyard cricket matches. Parents haven’t been forgotten either. The home features a variety of formal and casual spaces perfect for unwinding, a custom-built oak bar for entertaining, and a luxurious master bedroom suite.


Eco-Conscious Design

Sustainability was an important consideration throughout the construction. Excess stone, sourced from a mere 47 kilometres away, was gifted to a neighbour. The house itself has a grey-water treatment plant and a rainwater storage system, minimising its environmental impact. This modern manor thoughtfully balances the needs of a modern family with a commitment to responsible living, creating a haven that is both beautiful and functional.


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Source: House Of The Year


By: Jamie Quinn

Photos Provided by: Amanda Aitken

Designer: Belco Homes