- Len Findlay

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Time and space: space and time. These have been the backbone of science fiction for decades. But when Cyrus and Chiara Naseri think of space and time, they think of the building process that led them to their custom-built home in Bedford.

The pair wanted space and they were delighted when their chosen builder, Rosmond Homes, encouraged them to take all the time they needed to make sure they would get exactly what they desired.

“We made more than 100 changes,” Mrs Naseri said, “but Rosmond gave us time and patience and worked with us on the planning.”

The result is a striking double-storey home. It takes full advantage of its elevated position in Bedford and is perfect for the Naseris and their two children.

The major features are the roof line and the internal ceilings. There are few straight, level lines and many windows are shaped, while the ceiling height is a rare 37 courses, which combine to give the home an individual look and feel.
At the end of the entry hallway is an arch, designed by the owners. The home theatre is at the front and has feature ceilings. There is a foyer which leads to a children’s wing. A big activity room is attached to a bedroom and there is another bedroom in this area.

A bathroom has twin vanities, a bath and shower and there is a separate powder room. An eye-catching feature of the bathroom is the Spanish tiles. Another feature is the design of the built-in robes, which incorporate drawers.

The carpentry in the home is a feature and 3-D Joinery put together the kitchen, laundry and bathroom units. The laundry features a neat slide-out ironing board while the kitchen has clever drawers which swivel.

The living area is huge and at one end of the lounge, there is a void to the roof. Four stain glassed windows, designed by Mrs Naseri, were made by Creative Art Glass and add a Federation look to the kitchen. Orange splashbacks and soft-closing drawers make it a luxury area.
Marri flooring is used extensively through the home. At the top of the stairs there is a study nook plus a living room with a sofa bed. There is also a powder room, a big store room and the main suite. The bedroom has wonderful views. The walk-in robes are big and the ensuite has a bidet and toilet behind the shower, as well a big bath.

From the bedroom, doors lead to the wide balcony which is light and welcoming, partly thanks to the use of white panelling on the gabled ceiling. Outside the lower level is an alfresco area. The home has been cleverly built into the block which not only sloped from the front to back but also from side to side.

Asked to describe their home, the Naseris said: “Liberating. Our idea was to use our views. We are very happy.”

Contact details:
Rosmond Homes, 9440 6644