The living areas of the home capture the sun’s rays perfectly, and there are at least three: a family living area and second living room (or study) downstairs, leisure room upstairs, plus the large courtyard, which can be semi-enclosed.
‘You’ve actually got three or even four living spaces. It’s very unusual for a townhouse to have so much amenity,’ Richard says.
Plus, other big-ticket items are here, including a master ensuite with a double vanity, double shower, walk-in robe and separate toilet.
But it’s Metricon’s cutting-edge approach to design and material innovation that takes this terrace to the next level. ‘We see our displays as ideas factories, and we really love to use them as an opportunity to present what we can do,’ Richard says.
Not only does Edgewater showcase a confident industrial look but new materials never before displayed.
The modern facade sets the scene, its stacked feature bricks, timber slats, Colorbond cladding and timber front door adding impressive street presence. Inside, the showstopper is polished concrete floors, which flow from the living area out to the courtyard.
‘A lot of production builders won’t do it, but it’s a really lovely design feature that captures people’s imaginations,’ Richard says.
The open tread timber staircase is another standout, which includes a modern metal screen balustrade that features excellent workmanship. Both elements create a strong, urban feel, further expressed with rich, dark joinery throughout that provides welcome warmth to the home.
‘People love the polished concrete and dark timbers, and they love the style of the home in terms of that contemporary look as well,’ Richard says.
One of the main reasons Metricon decided to experiment with design and materials on smaller allotments was that it made economic sense.
‘You want to be leading-edge but not bleeding-edge,’ Richard explains. ‘You can put more money into the actual home or save some money, and that will secure a more cost-effective solution.’