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Get your own slice of heaven from one of the leading Alfresco Builders in Melbourne

Imagine sunning yourself by the pool and playing a spot of tennis by day, then warming yourself by the magnificent gas fireplace, set in a natural stone wall at night. The fully-functional outdoor kitchen is prepped and ready to go, and your friends and family are relaxing in the ambience. “Ah the serenity!”

An outdoor castle of modern contemporary proportions, this stunning Sandringham Alfresco is picture-perfect.

As a master of design ideas and concepts, and the Managing Director of Custom Outdoor Living, Mr. Matt Goodie cast his eyes over the existing home, with the pool set into the timber decking – and his mind raced. “The owners obviously had come to us looking for a high-end designer look – with first class finishes. Our reputation for providing both of these attributes laid the foundations. Their brief was quite specific. They wanted a ‘sexy’ look to penetrate in their new outdoor area, one that would flow seamlessly from the existing home, and encompass their outdoor leisure pursuits in one. There were a few regulatory and architectural considerations to take into account. Because the existing decking adjoined both the residence and the boundary, it was necessary to create a half-height fire rated wall. The upper roofline structure was supported by matching stained timber posts that penetrate through the decking, whilst the custom-designed fireplace centrepiece needed to match the stone fireplace already in place in the home’s lounge room (?).”

Custom Outdoor Living, in Melbourne, created a virtual design after their initial consultation with the owners, and it was an instant hit. Being a company that Consult, Design and Build customised outdoor living areas in Melbourne (as a specialty provider) meant they could then proceed with ease, knowing they’d be well taken care of.

The Sandringham Alfresco has an upper structure with a rendered finish to match that of the existing home. This is inset with a ceiling fan, sound system speakers, energy efficient LED down lights, and strip heaters. Whilst allowing air to freely flow through this elegant space, there is ample protection from the chill of night after a midnight swim. The outdoor kitchen (chosen from the exclusive range available from Melbourne Outdoor Kitchen Concepts) makes the entire leisure-time experience all that more easy – with a beautiful benchtop, BBQ, fridge, and ample stainless steel cupboard space. The careful placement of the Alfresco roofline also ensures that the bedroom balconies (on the upper storey of the home) still have magnificent views of the rear backyard activities, and that the next-door neighbours can no longer see how much fun they’re having.

“For the ultimate in design concepts to expand the quality of your Alfresco outdoor living experiences, and fabulous ideas about how to bring the outdoors in (and vice versa), feel free to have a chat with us at Custom Outdoor Living, in Melbourne.  Your lifestyle at home can be everything you want it to be with a bit of clever advice from us.”

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