Our brand new display village at Newenham, showcasing three top South Australian builder’s designs is now open!
Uniquely designed for us, each home is a shining example of country design and modern innovation that exemplifies the Newenham design ethos. We spoke with each builder to find out why their home is unique and how it might suit you and your family. In this story, we introduce Owner and Director, Steve Horsburgh from Aspire Homes, who are well known for their aspirational designs and personalised and friendly service. You can also read our introduction on Shire Homes and Tek Building & Design.
“Being entrusted with the responsibility of building a new home is not a privilege we take lightly, and equally, we don’t take lightly the decision to partner with just any developer or invest in any housing development,” Steve says. “The Newenham team have been great to work with, because they’ve certainly got the community at heart, and we both have similar philosophies when it comes to beautiful design and treating people with respect.”
Steve says the home they’ve designed for Newenham – ‘South Hampton’ – is the ideal combination of Aspire’s signature style, and Newenham’s vision for an effortless country look and feel. “It’s got a ‘Little House on the Prairie’ feel to it – it’s a big winner in the Hills,” he says, “it gets away from the concrete jungle and tries to implement a softer feel that flows nicely and makes people feel relaxed and right at home.”
The outside is a mix of brick and wood cladding, which combines to produce a soft country elegance. “We’ve tried to blend in with the environment and incorporate as many natural products as we can,” Steve says. “Cladding has evolved dramatically over the years and with that comes energy efficiency. We also used some creativity to mix and match a few different products such as recycled bricks to create a different façade without it looking messy. A customer could duplicate this home or just pick elements of the design that suits them.”
The South Hampton boasts a sense of luxury, synonymous with clean lines and light-filled Hamptons style. From a design point of view, generous spaces and high ceilings stand out on entry, leading into an open plan main living area which includes a timeless Shaker style kitchen. This space is a beautiful communal zone, well-suited for a family lifestyle. Secret doors off the rear of the kitchen lead to a hidden laundry and a butler’s pantry to avoid compromising the open space and maintain functionality. There is also access to a large home theatre and an amazing alfresco area which leads to a deck with glorious views of Newenham’s natural surrounds.
Head down the hallway and you’ll find two double sized bedrooms perfect for teenagers or young children. Continue and you’ll find a third bedroom or study area with easy access to a beautiful resort style master bedroom. The master has its own retreat – a private balcony with views of the stunning hills landscape – and a custom designed walk-in-robe. It is here the feel of opulence and luxury really hits home.
To bring the outdoors in, a sweeping verandah wraps around the front, sides and corner of the home, very much adding to the country style of Newenham. What better way to enjoy those Hills sunsets than enjoying a drop of local vino on the verandah. Give me a home among the gum trees…verandah out the front…? Yes, please.
But Steve says it’s not just the home designs and features that make Aspire different from other builders. “Because we’re a bit more of a boutique, smaller family-owned company, the first person the customer meets is also the last person they deal with. It’s a very seamless process.”
“You’re not just a number that goes through a selections process,” he continues. “You’ll have a point-of-call that you’ll deal with most of the time throughout the whole process, working alongside you throughout the journey from finance to selections. It makes the transition from stage to stage a lot more pain-free than dealing with many of the larger volume builders and you won’t feel like you are playing a game of Chinese whispers.”
What’s more, the display ‘South Hampton’ has been exquisitely fitted out with beautiful furniture and home details, so you can get a little bit of interior design inspiration as you make your way through the home.
Adelaide designer and entrepreneur Annabelle Kerslake of Fete Magazine has pitched in and lent her designer eye to the job, sourcing stunning bespoke furniture pieces from a selection of local Hills retailers right through to adding some more simple and cost-effective styling finesse from stores including Ikea and even K-mart. Her flair shows how you can create a timeless and effortless look and feel at a price point which is accessible to most people who build in Newenham. Not only does the styling show you how the floorplan works in action, but also creates a sense of how homely this space really is. We offer a great thanks to Annabelle and her team for these finishing touches that showcase Newenham’s vision around ‘beautiful design with natural flair’.
If you’re itching to take a look, you can view Aspire’s ‘South Hampton’ display home at Rochfort Street, Newenham every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 1pm to 5pm, or by appointment.
To make an enquiry about the home or how to build with Apsire Homes, contact 1300 631 838.
To make a sales enquiry about buying land in Newenham call 0429 107 497. The Newenham Sales and Information Centre at 164 Flaxley Road is open from 12noon to 5pm daily.