If you’ve been considering a tree change but haven’t yet found your dream home – the wait is officially over. Our latest single-storey Freedom by Metricon design ticks all the country living boxes. Tailor-made to suit sprawling, acreage blocks, this stunning 30sq design is spacious, stylish and spectacularly impressive. Boasting expansive, light-filled living areas, luxuriously appointed bathrooms and striking design features – such as a raked ceiling, highlight windows and waterfall island bench – the all new Davenport 30 design, on display at Warragul’s burgeoning Brandy Creek Views Estate, is sure to have you falling head over heels.  


“We wanted to showcase two things with this home,” Metricon design manager Ricky D’Alesio says. “The first is how beautifully ranch-inspired designs can work if you have the right corner block in new subdivisions, and the second - for people who have acreage or larger parcels of land - is to highlight how the design makes the space, scenery and setting the focal point from every aspect.
“We wanted to build something with serious style and impact, while also harmoniously blending in with the rolling hills and vine-blanketed valleys of its natural surroundings.”
Wider than it is long, the Davenport is perfect for modern country living and will look magnificent stretched across a hilltop taking in the vistas, with eight striking facade options designed to enhance the home’s grand entrance.


“The beauty of this façade is the width and depth of the portico,” Ricky says of the home, which is displayed with the Hamptons-inspired Whitehaven option. “It has a double gable and the portico extends forward from the front door, which creates a really nice sense of entry. Given it is such a long home, we wanted to really identify the entry and design something that has impact and presence from the street.”
Ricky says the portico piers that feature stone and timber detail, and neutral render juxtaposed with James Hardie Linea Weatherboards, elevates the home from country chic to contemporary luxe.
The design has also been considered from every aspect, with the corner block putting the home’s subtle side-profile details in display.
And, of course, no ranch-inspired home would be complete without a Colorbond top hat and the Davenport dazzles under a muted, aluminium roof. The light and bright exterior coupled with its crisp silver lining helps to complement the style’s natural, understated aesthetic, without becoming bucolic or quaint.   


But the Davenport’s beauty isn’t just facade deep, with the home’s stunning style continuing behind its timber-framed, glass feature door.
“The photos don’t do it justice,” Ricky says. “As you step into the large entrance foyer, a key feature and focal point is the picture window directly opposite, which offers views to the outdoors and rolling hills beyond. We also raised the ceiling in that area to create an added sense of drama and used a painted timber lining board to tie in the theme.”
To the left you’ve got an inviting sitting room replete. Here, a fireplace with mirrors on either side adds a touch of glam while also adding to the visual depth. Located off the other side of the foyer is the master suite, which is defined by double sliding doors that allow you to show off the resplendent bedroom setting.


“As you walk past you get glimpses of the beautiful bay window seat and, beyond it, the walk-in robe and ensuite, where we’ve used a striking, decorative tile to tie in the luxe look.”
From here, walnut timber floors to the left lead to the children’s wing, where three bedrooms, a bathroom and third living space allow plenty of space to play, and to the right, flow to the open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, where a raked ceiling with exposed rafters accentuates the volume while also completing the understated country luxe aesthetic.


“This is probably one of the first designs where you walk into the living space and you’re seeing the kitchen front on,” Ricky says of the floorplan’s unique layout. “You normally see the kitchen beside you or on an angle so this really puts it centre stage. The seamless integration of the outdoors is another lovely touch.”
Another interesting feature of this design is the position of the laundry, which is located off the kitchen so that it can act as a mud room, too.


Like the exterior, the interior palette embraces muted tones so that the lush greenery of the outdoors remains the focal point.
“If you think about country living it’s all about nature and the interior needed to tie in with that,” Ricky says. “We’ve used a lot of creamy greys and greiges, but then gone slightly darker in the hard finishes and introduced panelled doors to the kitchen.”
That the Davenport’s interior ambience is as at the same time laid-back and luxurious, understated and stylish is no accident.


“This home was a year in the making and is the first of its kind in Victoria,” Ricky says. “This is the next evolution of the ranch living so I put a lot of pressure on myself to get it absolutely perfect. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into creating a home, we hope, people will fall in love with so we’re excited to finally be able to share it with our customers.”
 
 
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