At Jindee, we’re creating a unique estate that focuses on the beauty of our landscape and the importance of architecture to enhance street appeal and compliment lifestyles.
This vision is demonstrated through special design required lots such as side yard homes. To diversify and create variation in the streetscape, the side yard design includes a walled garden and creates a stunning elevation.
As our thriving coastal community continues to grow, we asked Jindee local, Christine to give us her insight into living at Jindee and why she chose to build the first side yard home in Jindee.
“I had never seen a side yard home other than back in the old days in Claremont but liked the idea of having a big garden and the house wrapping around it, bringing the outdoors in. It also allowed me to create a space that was private and comfortable so we can sit out and enjoy the outdoors.”
Creating a seamless connection between the indoor and the outdoors is a quintessentially West Australian design principal. This distinctive home design is ideal for a coastal climate, as it allows your garden to become a connected and practical area. The layout of the home is typically developed with the main living and dining flowing seamlessly with the outdoor alfresco area. Privacy is maintained by the garden being situated in the North West corner taking full advantage of the sun all year round.
Christine entrusted Mills Homes to build her unique side yard home. Catering to the special design requirements and her love for indoor/outdoor living, Christine found the entire building process easy and exciting.
“Building with Mills Homes was enjoyable, and they kept us well informed throughout the building process. Having never built a side yard home before, they were willing to learn and work with the Jindee Town Architect. I think they quite enjoyed it, every time I spoke to them, they were very positive.
Christine decided to address the entrance of her home with a large wooden gate that welcomes guests into her garden before entering the spacious open plan. The main living, kitchen and dining areas wrap around the outdoor space to create one large functional living area, making it more spacious and enjoyable.
For Christine, her entrance gate is an important feature to her side yard home. Apart from adding the obvious aesthetics, the entrance gate also forms the connection to the public space like a verandah. Christine selected a beautiful ornate teak gate that compliments her Balinese aesthetic in her garden. Being elevated from street level, Christine opens the double doors and relaxes overlooking the tree lined street and neighbours passing by, whilst still maintaining a sense of privacy.
“A side yard design has given us the freedom to enjoy the outdoors while still maintaining a sense of privacy. You can open the door and extend the garden into the street space, it’s ideal for entertaining.
I also wanted a relaxing outdoor space and it’s so gorgeous that after a long day of work I can sit outside put some music on and chill. It’s so peaceful and quiet in Jindee, I think my husband and I spend more time in our garden relaxing than we do watching the T.V, even in winter”
One of the key features of a side yard home is a gable end that flows seamlessly down to the walled garden that can be as public or private as you wish. A gable end design is comprised of two equal roof planes connected by a centre ridge. Easily recognisably by their triangular shape, gable roofs offer a beautiful steep pitch. There are endless internal design features for a gable end such as a luxurious raked ceiling.
Christine opted for a natural resort style for her gable end, with a neutral render and contrasting accents of grey and dark wood that compliments her large teak gate. A group of four windows with stunning wooden plantation shutters, add privacy and aesthetic appeal to the gable end.
The entrance of a side yard home is addressed to your own individual preference and style. If you prefer more privacy, you can design your side yard home with an entry porch into your home without entering the garden. The garden space is privately connected to the main living areas.
Side Yard Homes allow for you to maximise your living space by not confining your family and entertainment areas and allowing the space to become an extension of the home. Creating a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor spaces is a fantastic way to create an illusion of more space within your home.
“We definitely use our outdoor space more than we did in our old home. Often, I come home after a hard shift and just sit there with my coffee or cup of tea before I go to bed. It’s so peaceful as it’s such a quiet community and everyone who visits my home always comments on how quiet the area is, it really is magical.
I enjoy the connection to the community and I especially love that we are there for each other but not in each other’s faces, I’ve never seen anything quite like it to be honest.
I was quite unwell a few weeks ago and while my neighbours knew and offered their support, they made sure not to intrude.”
As the central outdoor space is the showpiece of a side yard home, it’s important to take careful consideration into how the space will be used. Whether you want to create a tropical oasis with a pool or a large alfresco entertainment area with bi-fold doors for seamless indoor/outdoor living, it’s important to pay close attention to your family’s individual lifestyle requirements.
Christine has created a relaxing sanctuary that also has plenty of room for her dog and entertaining guests. It’s a stylish beach house, decked out in warm tones of wood, contrasted with clean, modern lines and greenery all around. Chic spacious bedrooms and wide halls are specifically designed for future needs. The spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas overlook the garden space, letting in plenty of light and fresh air.
“We had to think about the fact my husband does sometimes work from home to run his gardening business, so he needed the space for his machinery and vehicles and a study nook. Being a nurse, I had to consider getting older and it was important to have the big bedroom and wide halls as unfortunately you don’t know what sort of equipment you might need later in life.”
Surrounded by a lush garden, fragrant with frangipani, Christine wanted her outdoor space to reflect her love for Bali and luckily for Christine, designing the outdoor space was easy as her husband, Ray is a gardener by trade.
“When selecting plants, we had to consider the weather and living so close to the beach, so we chose some hardy plants like cacti as they are low maintenance. We wanted perfumed plants, so we selected frangipani’s and a magnolia tree. My husband Ray also wanted red and white as they were our wedding colours which I thought was a sweet touch.
We also wanted to incorporate our love for Bali and plants through our landscaping and the large wooden gate entrance, I would like to add some sort of water feature though.”
Jindee’s Side Yard Lots not only permit architecturally striking homes but also allow for amazing outdoor / indoor integration. On warm summer nights when you’re entertaining friends and family, the ability to open the doors to the garden can create one big entertaining area. The capture of the natural light and ventilation creates a close connection with your home and the beautiful coastal landscape.
Summer isn’t the only time for indoor/outdoor living. Outdoor heating and screening can make even the coldest days enjoyable without having to disconnect from the greenery in your outdoor area.
As the first side yard owner in Jindee, Christine has a few great tips for those looking to build a side yard home.
“Sit down and think where you spend most of your time when you’re at home. If you spend a lot of time in your home office and want to overlook the garden, you could always have the main bedroom to the rear. Focus on what you want to be connected to your outdoor space because you can guarantee you will be entertaining out there or overlooking it. Instead of a pool you could also opt for a nice water feature and create a focus point in your garden.”
Interested in building your own side yard home?
Dale Alcock Homes have designed an exclusive home design that suits our 3 side yard lots available in our current release!
This spectacular 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is ideal for the coastal climate at Jindee.
With the luxurious master suite overlooking the private verandah and the spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living areas wrapping around the side yard, this home has a seamless connection to the outdoors – What more could you want!
We have 3 exclusive side yard lots currently available!
Call Nicola on 0437 602 109 or visit us at the Jindee Sales Office Corner of Marmion and Oceania Avenues, Jindalee.