Arcadian Hills, Cobbitty, NSW

Create a country-style home.

Arcadian Hills has been designed to reflect and celebrate the rural heritage of the area. Here are some tips to help you create the perfect country-style home.

Every country-style home needs a verandah. It’s the ideal place to sit under and enjoy the view. A verandah will also help keep your home cooler, as it shades the outer walls from the sun and protects any paintwork from the weather.

Kitchen:
The kitchen is so often the heart of the country-style home. It’s where neighbours will sit to have a cup of tea when they visit and where the family will congregate at the end of the day. A big welcoming kitchen is fantastic, especially when it opens onto an alfresco area, allowing you to bring the outside in.

Fireplace:
There is nothing better on a cold winter’s evening than a fireplace in a country-style home. Whether you opt for wood or gas, a fireplace will create a cosy and inviting space to relax and become the focal point of your home.

Open Plan:
If you are building a new home, look at having an open plan living area. Country-style homes are generally more informal and an open plan style home can be designed to make the most of the view of the surrounding area.

Weatherboard:
Weatherboard is an archetypal characteristic in Australia’s housing landscape. This simple and functional material protects your house from the elements and insulates both noise and heat, plus they offer a classic look on a traditional or modern home.

Corrugated metal roof:
The practical advantages of a metal roof are that it makes your home safer in harsh weather, it can significantly cut down on your energy bills, it will likely last a lifetime and it is practically maintenance free. Aesthetically, a metal roof is versatile in design to complement many architectural styles, from a century old farmhouse to a contemporary home.

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