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There’s no denying that regional areas have seen a boost in popularity since the emergence of COVID-19. Coupled with the housing affordability crisis in the capital cities, the interest in regional Australia has never been greater; and that is particularly so for the burgeoning Hunter region of NSW.
“We have seen, particularly in the last few months, that location is something customers are now looking at very differently. With many organisations looking to embrace working from home beyond COVID-19 restrictions, a home in a regional community is now being viewed more favourably – particularly if you are only commuting a few days per week as opposed to the full five days, or can work entirely from home,” says Metricon Homes NSW general manager Patrick Eather who unveiled two new display homes in Chisholm, Maitland recently.
The Phoenix 40 is a Hamptons-inspired design while the Qualia 33 has a more contemporary feel. Both complement the beauty of the Hunter and are available with flexible floor plans and finishes.
“We are experiencing significant interest in regional NSW from Sydneysiders who are realising the cost of housing is much more affordable relative to what you pay in Sydney. Affordability is one thing, but the great lifestyle of the Hunter is also a drawcard. Families are attracted to the wider, open spaces, and the access to amenities,” says Patrick.
A single storey design, the Qualia 33 is a fabulous family home – it boasts four bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living spaces and an on-trend outdoor room, bringing the outside in. A highlight of the home, the master suite has a fabulous retreat feel; located at the rear of the home it has an open courtyard positioned between the sleeping zone and ensuite.
The Qualia 33 also has three separate living areas including a central media room (clever!), open plan family and dining space and children’s play area.
A larger design, the Phoenix 40 runs over two levels and its clever floorplan makes it adaptable to blocks as narrow as 14.5 metres. Its Hamptons inspired façade carries through to the inside of the home where shaker style cabinetry combines with a large upright cooker and feature island bench in the home’s kitchen.
The ground floor acts as the family and entertainment hub with a formal sitting room, open plan family, dining and kitchen that opens out onto a lovely outdoor room.
A Hamptons style timber staircase leads to the second story of the home where you’ll find three bedrooms, a study nook, shared bathroom, separate toilet and master bedroom.
The master suite spans the width of the building and includes a large double-sided walk-in robe, spacious ensuite and private parents’ retreat. This area also has direct access to a large balcony that overlooks the pool below.
“At Metricon, we pride ourselves on creating homes for people to love where they live. We achieve this time and time again by offering flexible floorplans and plenty of choices. With multiple floorplan options, numerous facades and many features to choose from, we expect the Qualia 33 and the Phoenix 40 will become a favourite with Maitland residents,” says Patrick.
The Qualia 33 and the Phoenix 40 are available for viewing at 38 Settlers Blvd, Chisholm, every day from 10am-to-5pm.
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