Award Winner 2017
This project is a large resort-style home in Kenthurst, Sydney. The home has been built around a central courtyard and showpiece swimming pool and has a Mediterranean, resort-style feel. The entire home, pool, and landscaping of this 5-acre property has been designed and built by Jakin Homes & Pools.
Nothing has been spared on this project and it is built to the highest standard. It has all inclusions and has been designed to have a seamless flow from inside to outside.
The brief for this project was to create a large house that still felt “homely”, with an open plan layout including formal lounge rooms that can be closed off if desired. The home is built on a 5-acre parcel of land, so the design aim was to make the most of the space available and really connect the home to the garden and views. This brief was achieved by designing a U-shaped home that has been built around the showpiece pool and stunning central courtyard, giving every room direct access to the outside. The home has been positioned on the site to make the most of the sun’s movements and the views. Large double-glazed windows have been used throughout the home to maximise views but to also control the internal temperature of the home.
The Sydney climate and the outside lifestyle that we all love has been a major factor in the design with walls of bi-fold doors opening onto the large alfresco terrace with an outdoor kitchen including a built-in barbecue, pizza oven, beverage fridge and a separate pool cabana.
As with all homes built by Jakin, an emphasis on energy-efficient green living is considered. This home incorporates many green living elements including a 100,000-litre rainwater storage for irrigation, laundry and pool top up, solar electricity panels, pool solar heating, gas hot water systems, and energy efficient pool equipment on timers to utilise the solar catchment.
Robert Mann Design – Jakin Construction Group