Soho Display Home Review

 The Soho by Switch Homes

Did you know that Housing Consultants call people like me “Carpet Crushers”?  It’s the equivalent of being a “Tyre Kicker” (not a buyer).

I do not care……there is nothing better than a browse through a display home on a Sunday afternoon.  Inspiration galore and I can critique with the best of them.

I can also dream and imagine.  Yes I Can.

Display homes are like a little portal to a parallel universe where everything is in its place, no dust exists and life is beautiful all the time.

The Soho was my latest target and I think that this is a very cleverly designed home.  Clever because it has been strategically designed for a 9.3m frontage.  Despite the narrow block, the home feels open, light and spacious.  The elevation is contemporary and the interior has a subtle industrial feel to it.

There are several things about this home that I really love…..

The Scullery:

The kitchen is super functional and has plenty of cabinets and storage with integrated appliances plus a built in coffee machine.  A real hub and heart of the home.  Having a super large Scullery like this one means that food preparation would happen seamlessly and everything you need is easily accessible.

Abundant space
Subtle Industrial
Hello Caffeine!
The Bi-Fold Doors:

Three sets of bi-fold doors open up the entire Sitting Room and Dining to access the outdoor living area making the Soho a total lifestyle and entertaining home.  What I personally don’t like so much is that for most of the year you would have to use some screening to prevent flies from entering the home – but solvable.

The High Ceilings:

The higher than usual ceilings help to make the home feel really airy and open.  The cornice is a bit special too with a narrow two stepped profile which adds to the contemporary feel of the home.

Master Bedroom:

The Ensuite in the Main Bedroom feels a little bit Versace but without the Medusa heads.  Simple design with understated elegance.

Streamline and light
Home Office and Drop Zone:

Ever lose your keys?  Not any more…….the “Drop Zone” ensures you have a place to put them so you never lose your keys again.  The Office is convenient and well positioned away from the living area for privacy.

Study Area

The taps are Grohe and the bathroom includes a large free standing bath.

The Boutique Wine Bar:

Can you believe that the designers have catered for the Ladies Who Lunch by creating a “Centre for Alcohol”.  With mirrored splashback (check your lippy) and room for built in wine fridges.  Hello!

Verve anyone?

I think the Soho would be perfect for:

  • Busy executive types who do not want to look after a massive garden.
  • Empty Nesters who like to have space in the areas that they will actually be able to use.
  • People who love to entertain.
  • Work from home business people.

The Soho is on display in Mount Claremont, Western Australia – here is the link to the Switch Homes website with map directions.

It’s always such a pleasure to have a little sticky beak and imagine living the display home life.

I would have a Scullery installed in a flash, how about you?



This is not a sponsored post, just a recommendation because I think this is a great home.  I did not mention to Switch Homes that I was producing a blog post and have not received payment for this review.  The opinions are my own based on many years experience around the building industry.  In the interest of complete transparency I will disclose that my Husband does contract to Switch Homes but that has not influenced my opinion.




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