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for listening to music or playing table tennis.” The home is social in other ways, too, with a spacious and light-filled entertainer’s kitchen supported by a generous walk-in pantry. Plus, the house is pretty much maintenance- free, having an autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) panel cladding system – a lightweight, durable system that’s both economical and thermally efficient. This is finished with cement plaster for a smooth, visually pleasing exterior. A major character feature of the home is the sprawling wrap-around deck that connects the home’s many bedrooms to the outdoors. Above and following pages: Future proof – this home has a ground floor master bedroom and interiors that are on the same level as the deck. These are two ways the residence is designed to make life easier for the owners in the future. Left: The clean, crisp family kitchen with timber floors is close to the dining, kitchen and family rooms as well as the outdoor decks. A cedar fin wall adds to the appeal. search | save | share at