Bright, light filled & uplifting. This is the Sandalwood design series.
Our environment contributes to our health & happiness. So isn’t it obvious, the environment we spend majority of our time, the place we call home, be designed to enrich our well-being.
The Sandalwood series focuses on the positive impact that good architecture provides. Direct morning sunlight to awaken the senses. Cooling breeze, cross flowing between spaces. Winter’s sun, filling the cosy retreat. Social connection of spaces enhancing family interaction.
The Sandalwood design series aims to enhance the simple & beautiful things in life.
Prioritising natural light, Sandalwood respects natures most beautiful asset – sunshine. Northern light is celebrated with feature cedar timber windows to the Retreat/Study & B1. Cedar windows are custom designed & oversized. Fixed, singe panel glazing, picture frames outdoor garden views or rural vistas specific to your block. Every room of the Sandalwood is flooded with natural light
The heart of this home, Family/ Kitchen / Meals, is exposed to both direct light & sheltered light to maximise brightness & occupant comfort. Direct light in Winter providing heat gain. Sheltered light in Summer reducing overheating… finding the balance to create a light filled space all year round.
Form & function* are key B&H Homes design principles. Social connection of Kitchen, Meals & Family are priority. Proportion & layout impact the quality of family interaction. Sandalwood living areas are designed to encourage conversation. Zones are distinct yet communal. The space is proportioned for a myriad of furniture layouts to evolve with the family & furniture choice.
Living spaces are openly connected (without doors) & light is multiplied as it is shared between rooms. Bright light abounds. Clever use of ‘Soft room divides’ simultaneously define space & function *. Square set plaster openings, drop heads, translucent glazing & floor covering transitions- Make airey room connection & a positive, open & uplifting environment.
Innovation starts with design. B&H Homes invest heavily in planning. Listening to the consumer & observing current lifestyle trends. Floor plan innovation is a driving B&H design principle.
Inspired by Scandinavian lifestyle & design. Sandalwood floor plan innovation focuses on simplifying & de-cluttering. Recognising the difficulty in keeping a home organised because we ‘come & go’ more than ever. Sandalwood floor plan was arranged to align heavy traffic utility rooms as a thoroughfare for tidiness. Sequencing the Garage-Laundry-Linen-Pantry-Fridge-Kitchen in the same alignment. Living patterns are made simpler & organised for a tidier house. With finger tip ease- direct & secure access from Garage the dirty clothes drop in clothesbasket. Winter Jackets are hung in Coats/ linen. Groceries stow in Pantry & fridge. Continue same straight line path flick the kettle on & pre-heat the oven. All in direct line from point of entry.
Outdoor connection is proven to be vital to our health & well-being. A healthy connection with the outdoors is delivered with Ch’i design elements. Clear line of vision & open access links to the outdoors are priority. A focal point window provides uninterrupted vision from the Entry door through to back yard. Oversized fixed panel Cedar windows perfectly frame outdoor scenery like wall art. Garden & Pavilion areas surround 4 walls of the Kitchen/ Meals/ Family room- these walls are filled with glass. The overarching intent to nourish occupant connection with outdoors & enhance mood with brightness.
Adopting a Scandinavian colour palette: the earthliness of timber & freshness of white combine repetitively. Timber is used extensively to enhance outdoor connection & provide warmth. A white palette is utilised for brightness & uncluttered living. External timber ply combines with white roof. Timber Hoop pine Kitchen combines with white stone benchtops. Cedar timber windows & timber grain joinery combine with stark white wall paint & tiles.
The beauty of Scandinavian design is in simplicity & proportion. The Sandalwood façade is uncomplicated & symmetrical. Clean, strong lines shape the external form. Oversized sweeping eaves. Imposing raised portico with cantilevered raked soffit provide architectural beauty & the typical B&H difference*.
The impact of beautiful design can only resonate when matched with an equally beautiful finish. The Sandalwood exemplifies B&H Homes stand alone quality to achieve this outcome.
The arrangement of your home has a profound impact on your mood & well being. Investing in design specific to your needs is an investment in health & happiness.