A new build that makes relaxing outdoors easy

Various sets of sliding glass doors open up the Riviera 32 by Boutique Homes to the alfresco zone. Images: Boutique Homes

A good outdoor living area is essential today, as we’ve well and truly woken up to the delights of dining and relaxing outdoors.

And a home that connects seamlessly to this alfresco area is just as important.

The Riviera 32 by Boutique Homes takes this connection seriously by having no less than three sets of sliding glass doors to the covered alfresco zone: one set from the kids’ retreat, another set from the dining space and a third from the living space.

In this home, the alfresco area takes the form of a covered corner deck. The corner design ensures the home works within the footprint of a 16m x 32m block while still leaving enough room for a backyard.

Corner stacker doors make the outdoor room feel part of the home’s big picture, as well as adding to the openness of the main family living hub.

The kids’ retreat is one of the spaces that opens up to the alfresco zone.

Boutique Homes senior designer Rob Nguyen said the alfresco area displayed at Officer South was large enough for a lounge suite and dining setting and was defined by a dark-tiled fireplace.

“The fireplace anchors the space, adds some extra atmosphere and provides a nice look that can be enjoyed from within the home as well,” Mr Nguyen said.

Back inside, the kitchen has a Caesarstone splashback and benchtops, which are softly contrasted by white cabinetry and open timber shelving. There’s even handy shelving at the front of the island bench.

Home entertainers will appreciate the kitchen’s practical layout and the optional party-pleasing touches, such as an integrated wine fridge in the butler’s pantry and a 720mm-wide sink in the island bench to make washing large platters and pots easier.

Home entertainers will appreciate the kitchen’s practical layout.

Caesarstone graces the splashback and benchtops.

There’s handy shelving at the front of the island bench.

The home’s floorplan makes good use of space and offers zoned leisure areas, including the kids’ retreat at the rear, plus a separate theatre room.

The kids’ retreat is connected to the main living area and the kids’ bedroom wing, which sleeps three and also has a bathroom, powder room and laundry.

The main bedroom is as comfortable as it gets, with a generous sleeping area and a dressing room that sits between the walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.

The main bedroom is as comfortable as it gets.

Bathroom bliss: the ensuite.

Vertical-grooved wall panelling adds a warm and inviting touch to the main bedroom and also graces other spaces, including the home office.

“We painted some of the panelling a dark green to add a sense of drama and maturity,” Mr Nguyen said.

A warm and inviting touch: the main bedroom’s dark-green wall panelling.

Panelling is also found in the home office.

The Riviera is available in 16 facades and several design options (including one with a guest bedroom) to suit different lifestyle preferences.

The Gallerie facade is on show in Officer South, where a well-defined porch forms a strong gateway to the home.

The Gallerie facade has a well-defined porch.

At a glance

House: Riviera 32 by Boutique Homes

Bedrooms: Four

Bathrooms: Two

Size: 312.04sq m including porch, alfresco area and garage (as displayed)

Price: From $293,000; as displayed, $486,804

Address: Kaduna Park estate, 53 Centenary Blvd, Officer South

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