A House with Space for Teenagers: Darren and Catherine's Story
A First Time Building Experience for a Family with Growing Teenagers
Building a new home for the first time can be a leap of faith with a sizeable price tag. But for Darren and Catherine Clohessy any nerves were quickly settled once the professionalism of Rosmond Custom Homes became evident. The Clohessys found the whole experience positive and quite the opposite of friends’ building horror stories.
Darren and Catherine’s brief was for a family home to accommodate their two growing teenage boys so that every family member could enjoy space to be together or apart.
As frequent entertainers, they wanted a convivial place for family and friends to gather as well as separate spaces where the boys could entertain their friends.
In addition, there were custom requirements such as a triple garage with high ceilings to accommodate boats and trucks. Rosmond Custom Homes completed the single storey Helena Valley home, which features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study, theatre and games room, in a speedy eight months.
Q. Your new home was designed to cater to the needs of growing teenagers, with plenty of room and open plan living. How has it met the demands of your family lifestyle?
A. The house provides plenty of room to entertain as well as giving each of us our own privacy with separate living areas. Our boys are able to entertain their friends without encroaching on our space and we have our personal space in the same way.
Q. What are your favourite rooms or features in your new home?
A. Our favourite rooms would have to be the family and living area and their open plan qualities. We like the way the living area flows onto the alfresco area by opening the double sliders providing a very large entertaining area. We also love our two sided fireplace which can be viewed from the living and bar areas.
Q. How did you find the process of designing and building your ideal family home?
A. From start to finish the team at Rosmond Custom Homes provided a very professional, friendly and, most importantly, personalised service. We brainstormed our ideas of what would be our ideal home and they turned those dreams into reality. We chose Rosmond because they are a boutique builder with an excellent reputation. At every step of the building process members of the team were always in contact – we didn’t have to call them. The fact that we were also able to speak with Ross and Raymond, the managing directors, was an added bonus. What other building company has that personalised service where you are in touch with their managing directors and they are more than happy to talk to you? They always knew exactly what stage the build was at.
Q. What advice would you offer people looking to build their dream home?
A. Choose Rosmond Custom Homes and you won’t regret it. This is the first home we have built and we toyed with the idea of buying an established home because we heard all the horror stories our friends have had with building. We had none of that. Sounds too good to be true but Rosmond was so accommodating every step of the way. We were never put on hold when we had a question to ask and even with the many projects they had underway they always gave us priority. Even when the build was finished they were still in touch to make sure everything was still going well.
Q. If you chose to do it all again would you be happy to build with Rosmond Custom Homes?
A. Without hesitation! We would definitely build with Rosmond Custom Homes and we have recommended Rosmond to everyone we know.
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