Revealing the inspiration behind the moody concept of Sacramento 36, Coral Homes’ National Display and Design Manager Angela Haughton says, “I wanted to create an ambience within the home.”
This is evident from first impressions of the urban facade, featuring a mix of materials and textures to enhance its street appeal, through to the interiors of this four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home.
Angela explains the interior and exterior design is an evolution of other urban home designs that feature flexible floorplans and different facades to choose from.
“Coral Homes’ darker, bolder facades of the Baltimore design currently on display at Rochedale and the Rochester at Newport were received well by our clients, so the modern facade of the Sacramento 36 in a similar mixed palette of timber tones, cladding and brick masonry blockwork made perfect sense,” Angela says.
The award-winning residential home builder, named Product Review’s 2021 Best Home Builder and Housing Industry Association (HIA) Queensland Region Professional Major Builder 2020 and 2021, worked in collaboration with James Hardie to develop the modern, linear exterior of the Sacramento 36, which features a variety of finishes including Hardie Fine Texture Cladding and Axon Cladding that work in harmony.
“The subtle mix of textures at the front of the home are definite standout features,” says Angela. “The timber-look aluminium cladding (DecoWood) to the upper-box detail provides the look of timber without the maintenance and adds warmth and contrast to the monochromatic textures and dark finishes. All the graphic, linear elements required balancing with something organic and visually softer, such as the Eco Outdoor Scala crazy pave leading to the entry.”
Designed by Coral Homes specifically for the inner-city knock-down-and-rebuild market, this stunning double-storey dwelling will be sure to inspire families looking to maximise space on narrow lots. There is a large emphasis on the home’s flow from indoors to out, with the open-plan kitchen, living and dining areas transitioning with ease to the alfresco space. The inner-city-inspired layout has also been carefully designed to create a series of retreat spaces to suit busy modern families, including secondary living areas and IT hubs for working from home. Meanwhile, each of the bedrooms feature a walk-in robe for added functionality.
Internally, Angela employed a “conscious layering” design to create the home’s contemporary aesthetic. “This modern style is very much rooted in shapes and forms. It has a more neutral palette with the occasional pop of colour,” Angela explains.
On entering the home, buyers are greeted with a statement staircase that introduces them to the flow of the Sacramento 36.
“Beyond the staircase is the open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas, punctuated with graphic artworks on the walls and other rich artefacts. I used colour-blocking and added texture by layering accessories, such as soft throws, scatter cushions and wallpapers,” explains Angela.
“Graphic elements were further incorporated within the furnishings – there are black lines and linear elements to the dining chairs, there’s timber detail on the back of the sofa, and a black base to the coffee table. These elements are echoed in the dark window frames, black door handles, tapware and cabinetry.”
The heart of the home draws you in with its design and functionality. The mix of matt black dark cabinetry in the kitchen with its soft timber grain is complemented by a fresh, white stone benchtop, which adds to the monochrome simplicity.
“Lighting was very important, and with the dark kitchen I felt brass and alabaster pendants would add drama to the spaces,” says Angela of the chic, modern light fittings.
The use of fabric-like wallpaper throughout provides an additional textural element, and when coupled with timber cabinetry and other soft furnishings, it creates a cosy vibe.
At the northern edge of the property, the alfresco space will no doubt come alive in summer with the inviting, slightly elevated plunge pool and barbecue area begging to be used for vibrant gatherings.
Upstairs, a third living retreat on the landing separates the spacious master bedroom, ensuite and additional bedrooms.
Sheer, neutral-coloured S-track curtains in all bedrooms add a soft, floaty touch to balance the graphic artworks and moody, textured herringbone wallpaper. The wallpaper in the master bedroom has a subtle texture to it that works back with the linen roman blinds, which capture views to the city.
The ensuite adjoining the master bedroom is a luxurious space, featuring stone in grey tones, bolstered by bold walnut cabinetry and round frosted glass wall lights. The oval-shaped mirrors sitting above twin sinks add symmetry, while simultaneously creating a dialogue with the vertical finger mosaic tiles to streamline the space. The glamorous look is echoed in the home’s other bathrooms.
This bold and beautiful home design by Coral Homes encapsulates modern, inner-city living at its finest.
Discover the Sacramento 36 at 101 Kate Street, Carina, Queensland or visit coralhomes.com.au to find out more.
Photography: Brock Beazley