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Make a statement with your entrance

Erick LopezThe West Australian
The Nest by Webb & Brown-Neaves.
Camera IconThe Nest by Webb & Brown-Neaves. Credit: Joel Barbitta/D-Max Photography

Making a grand entrance may not be for everyone but, when it comes to the design of a new home, it can leave a lasting impression of luxury.

“The entry provides a great opportunity to set the tone for the rest of your home,” Webb & Brown-Neaves Design Innovation Lead Joseph Calasara said.

“It is a place where you welcome everyone, and is your guest’s first impression of what to expect throughout the rest of the home – it is your chance to make a memorable statement.”

Creating a standout entrance to a home requires designers to think outside of the box in terms of their creativity in design. Designers need to consider the design of the exterior entrance area, as well as inside.

The Planar display home by Webb & Brown-Neaves in Melville features a unique front entrance that camouflages its front door and garage, creating the illusion of a seamless facade.

Mr Calasara said the home’s entry was created to challenge the design norm of residential entrances.

“The innovative flush-fit gate and garage door at the front of the home demonstrates the simplicity and structure of the design,” he said.

“Creating a sense of serenity was key to the design of this narrow-lot home. When you enter the hidden gate you are greeted by the sound of the water feature installed in the tranquil courtyard as you stroll through the retreat-style walkway to the front door of the home.”

Mr Calasara said the Planar’s seamless design was executed with the use of minimalist materials such as vertical biowood cladding to help disguise the front door and garage openings while creating a natural and earthy feel.

Different levels and dimensions also play into the air of sophistication an entrance has, using different depths to execute the unique designs.

“One of the main design considerations when designing entrances is to create different levels, whether expanding the ceiling or sinking the entry floor,” Mr Calasara said.

“We incorporated the idea of compression and expansion to delineate and define the entrances from the main areas of the house. It also needs to connect harmoniously to the adjacent spaces.”

Mr Casalara said other Webb & Brown-Neaves display homes such as The Nest and The Amour featured double-storey entry voids providing an impressive entrance to fill the space with light and a feeling of grandness.

CONTACT Webb & Brown-Neaves, 9208 9000, www.wbhomes.com.au

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