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A distinctly modern home with natural luxury

Have you ever had that moment when you walk into a home, and you are actually lost for words?

This happened to me this week when I toured the stunning new Riviera home in Queensland’s Gold Coast. It’s Metricon’s new Signature masterpiece – which is (let’s be real!) basically my dream home (just wait til you see all those HUGE windows overlooking the water and the resort style living!). So – let me show you inside!

Stylish coastal living has been elevated to a new level of sophistication at Metricon’s flagship Riviera home at Sorrento.

The Signature by Metricon Riviera has a wow factor from the moment you arrive – rendering me – like I said – speechless!

Once you enter the home you are greeted with a sense of grandness thanks the the vastness of the open-plan design.

Metricon Design Director, Adrian Popple, said it was exciting to create a new home design that epitomised outdoor living to take advantage of Queensland’s climate. He says the idea was to make the home as open and airy as possible:

The block was wide but not too deep, so we were able to turn the house on its side and create a home that has heaps of volume through the middle.

As you’ll see, the facade is modernist and bold – which is a departure from the classic timber Queenslander look. Then of course, with the home backing onto the canal, it was just as important to create a statement rear facade.

The entire indoor living area opens up with bi-fold doors, to create a seamless and completely uninhibited transition between the indoor and outdoor living spaces with its own dining and lounge area. The outdoor entertaining area overlooks a large swimming pool, gazebo and the peaceful waterfront.

While the home is contemporary, it has the right design and colour palette to reflect a sophisticated yet relaxed resort feeling.

Metricon Senior Interior Designer, Melissa Colley, has used a perfect fusion of textures and materials to create a subtle interior design palette with darker and earthy tones that showcase a new, modern design style:

Because the home is open-plan, with so many voids and so much natural light coming in, it was important to give the interior some depth and warmth.  We purposely kept the interiors subtle because we wanted to really feature the design elements of the home.

We can see this through the natural materials used such as timber, leather and stone, which soften the structural vastness and enhance the design elements.

The interior of the home is an entertainer’s delight with a grand entry foyer before you step down into the entertaining area, with the dining table centre-stage, adjacent to a large open-plan kitchen with a butler’s pantry. As Melissa explains:

We used contrasting timber grains together, which is not a design element you would normally see, but with the concrete floors and large spaces the timber works really well to create warmth.

A feature of the grand entrance are the large pendant lights that frame the dining room and also provide a feature as you walk across the upstairs fly bridge, connecting the bedrooms.

Meanwhile, the lounge room provides a relaxing and intimate space, with warmth created using stone and the divine leather occasional chairs! Melissa lets us in on a trade secret:

The feature wall behind the television is a large format tile that looks like stone and this is an interiors trend coming through now.  We used the same materials in the kitchen, wet bar and lounge room to make the spaces flow seamlessly.

Heading upstairs, and we see lots of space to relax and unwind with four bedrooms (each with their own ensuite) and a theatre room.

The Signature by Metricon collection redefines luxury with each residence designed and personalised to allow clients to reflect their own tastes and lifestyle. I’d better start saving my pennies!

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