Bonne Fête nationale! 

Last Friday morning, Metricon celebrated Bastille Day in true Parisian style at their French Baroque inspired La Pyrenee show home in Balwyn, Victoria.  The morning saw a small group of bloggers and media hosted for a French inspired breakfast comprising an array of delicious pastries and champagne.
Guests were then treated to an exclusive guided tour of the home from Metricon Design Manager Ricky D'Alesio and Senior Interior Designer Tracey Noonan, who talked through the features and influences behind the design and interiors of the home. 
Pictured above: The Bastille Day Breakfast and
our guests on their guided tour of the La Pyrenee show home.


The tour began outside with a study of the imposing French Baroque façade.  Moving inside, guests viewed the downstairs guestroom, followed by a detailed discussion about the inspiration behind the sculptural staircase – a central feature of this elegant home.  Upstairs, the group was wowed by the opulent master bedroom with ensuite and enormous walk-in robe. They also viewed the spacious leisure room complete with Juliet balcony and the remainder of the five bedrooms. Guests then proceeded downstairs, only to be impressed further by the incredible kitchen where Ricky demonstrated some of the innovative technology installed in the home, including automated cabinetry. 


Pictured above: The La Pyrenee on display in Balwyn, VIC
including the master suite with ensuite and walk-in-robe.

French inspired homes – tres chic. 
French style homes have increased in popularity throughout Australia in the last decade. From the cliffhangers of Sydney harbor and enclaves on the lower north shore, to the bayside beauties of Melbourne and beyond, Australians are falling in love with the chic tradition of French architecture.  Whether it’s classical Baroque style or more country provincial, French styling is incredibly popular.  The balance and symmetry of floorplans and overall proportions are important; typically homes are square shaped and have windows that are balanced on each side of the entrance.  Tall, second storey windows are also typical of this classical style.  


Pictured above: The Bordeaux 56A on display in Rochedale, QLD.

Your own touch of France in Australia.

If you are keen to embrace the tradition and style of classic French architecture that has been adapted to our modern Australian lifestyle, Metricon currently has two French inspired home designs to choose from – the Bordeaux and the La Pyrenee.

If you wish to visit The Bordeaux, complete with its striking French provincial façade and sculptural staircase, this stunning home design is currently on display in Rochedale, Queensland.
If you’re looking to discover the timeless beauty of the La Pyrenee show home, our latest addition to the Signature by Metricon portfolio and the setting of our Bastille Day breakfast, this magnificent home is available for viewing in Balwyn Victoria