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.

Keys?
Study Area
Fixtures:

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?

 

Disclaimer:

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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