The Rawson Eden was on display at the Gledswood Hills Homeworld (Camden) in the South West of Sydney. This display village has since closed.
The walkthrough and review is based on the Regal Facade Rawson Eden 29 display home.
I love the facade of the Eden on display. I’ve been drawn to the Regal facade with it’s mix of masonry and the traditional look of boards. I say ‘boards’ as they aren’t weatherboards but a much newer material but still provide that nice traditional look.
The house is inviting from the main entrance which has an extra wide door and entrance which looks towards the alfresco area. The double doorway into the master suite also provides a sense of grandeur. The master bedroom suite is near the front of the house and has an open concept style ensuite. But don’t worry… the WC has a door. The double sink in the ensuite and really luxurious walk in robe really makes the master bedroom a sanctuary — especially when added to the design of the other bedrooms towards the back of the house.
The real feature of the house has to be the living area which opens up to the corner stacking alfresco doors. The living area consists of a lovely kitchen with butlers pantry, a dining space, a lounge space and the undercover alfresco area. The added rumpus area behind the dining room provides the opportunity to include a home theatre. The Eden on display had an extended alfresco which runs to the end of the length of the house.
The secondary bedroom ‘wing’ has a sitting room which could double up as a kid’s study or TV/Media room (or Playstation/Xbox room!) although the doorway opens back to the main living room providing little audio privacy. The main bathroom has a large shower and separate bathtub which if smartly landscaped could provide a gorgeous oasis… otherwise remember to opt for privacy glass for the bathroom. The bedrooms all have small robes and are adequate in size but are not considered large.
The laundry opens to the back of the house and has a large linen cupboard which provides a bit of an awkward door fiasco if doors need to open for the laundry and the linen closet. The display home had a lovely glazed door which may not work well for all homes. Remember you can have a inbuilt blind if you are keen on a glazed door to provide some privacy depending on how your block is situated.
The kitchen in the Eden boasts a lovely extra thick manufactured stone benchtop with waterfall ends. It is big enough for 4 or 5 people to sit at for breakfast or during a simple meal. The display home has a mirrored splashback and a dropped ceiling. The sink sits within the island and includes a water filter separate to the fancy upgraded tap. An underbench microwave and hidden dishwasher can also be found on the island. I’m particularly impressed with the large double sink with drainer on the island.
The main cooking space has a 900mm freestanding stove oven combination and canopy style rangehood. The space in the kitchen can be kept clear as the kitchen sports a lovely pantry which in the display includes the refrigerator space and a sink making a lovely butler’s pantry.
If you are a family looking for space between the master and rest of bedrooms, you should consider the Rawson Eden. There is little audio privacy from the various living areas so some doors may be useful in the room corridor or the rumpus depending on the utilisation of the living spaces. The bedrooms are on the small side but adequate for secondary bedrooms. The finish of a Rawson Home is always lovely and the kitchen will wow most chefs! The wow factor really starts in the master bedroom suite with the open ensuite and large walk in robe really provides a touch of luxury.
The Rawson Eden should be on your list if you are looking for a 4 bedroom single level home.
- Lovely corner alfresco doors
- Undercover alfresco area
- Multiple designs
- Butler's Pantry
- Open ensuite
- Small secondary bedrooms