The Parkview


Every home at Domination Homes, begins with an idea.

For one of our upcoming display homes, The Parkview, the idea was to create an architecturally stunning home, with a focus on family. It features some of the most stunning design and functionality aspects in our repertoire, and upon completion will prove to be an amazing testament to the expertise of our company and what we can achieve. So without further ado, here’s a rundown of a few of the breathtaking features of The Parkview.

This narrow-lot design uses a cube-inspired elevation, flanked by natural timber slats flowing from the top floor to the ground floor, and two structural timber-clad posts. These architecturally and structurally magnificent fixtures present in the elevation creating a stunning visual presence, reinforced with the side entry. Such an entry provides greater natural light in the summer months, and superior rain protection in the winter months, whilst maintaining the glass and timber theme that extends throughout the property. As you pass through the side entry, a grand entrance greets you, overlooking a small courtyard and architectural sculpture. This captivating entry into The Parkview provides an insight into the palatial grandeur of the rest of the home.

Family and lifestyle are the focus of The Parkview, embodied by the large living areas and kitchen, featuring a scullery. The big garage and generous storage area offers even more practicality, with room for whatever you need to store. This is further enforced by the large games room, directly adjacent to the alfresco and pool, facilitating entertainment for the whole family. Designing the outdoor space around the purpose for which it is built helps to maintain the family-focused theme of the house, offering value for those who love the convenience of having the entertaining areas close to each other. Beers on the alfresco, friends in the pool, kids in the games room: a clear winner for entertainment and quality time with the whole family.

Maintaining the glass and timber theme of the home, the straight staircase in the home connecting the floors features a frameless glass design with no handrail, adding a modern feel to the structure. The staircase is punctuated with a cabinet underneath for displaying crystals, trophies, glassware, you name it! The design of this structure is consistent with the rest of the home, mirroring the glass on the balcony and structural timber posts at the front of the home. Maintaining the aesthetic themes of the home really complete the design, and round off what is an incredible architectural achievement.

Up to the second storey now, where one finds all of the bedrooms. The master suite could be likened to that of a 5-star hotel, featuring a very generous walk in robe. The ensuite in the master bedroom is also something to behold, where you’ll find a double basin, a large shower and full-height tiling. As an extra feature, a laundry chute is included in the cabinet space, expediting the laundry process – just another way to spend less time doing chores and more time enjoying this wonderful home. Sharing the top floor with the master bedroom is a large second bedroom with its own ensuite. Bedrooms 3 and 4 share a bathroom, thus The Parkview has the space and the facilities for the whole family.

With the timeline planning to have the home finished by late July/August, The Parkview will be fully finished and furnished in all its glory before too long, and will stand tall as a firm representation of the expertise of Domination Homes. A family-centred home with all the modern architectural features that really exemplify what can be achieved within a practical and well-planned setting.

The Ultimate Staircase

Building the perfect two-storey home requires quality engineering, top-class construction capacity and, of course, a beautiful staircase. Paying special attention to the design of the staircase and making it an architectural feature of a home makes the house much nicer to be in and improves resale value. At Domination Homes, we pride ourselves on including breathtaking staircases in our homes that strengthens the image of the home, and balances style with practicality.

Once upon a time, staircases were predominantly a means to an end, a functional feature in the home which simply got people from the ground floor to the first. However, as time has gone by and construction, fashion and architecture has developed, staircases have evolved into a focal point of the home, where grand entrances and amazing architecture take precedence. This has meant the once-humble stairs have become both practical and visually appealing, and are a much more important part of the home with regards to resale value and liveability.

One important aspect of creating the ultimate staircase is to ensure that it fits in aesthetically with the style of the rest of the home. As a large feature of the home, it makes a huge difference to the overall look of the house how the stairs are presented. If, for example, the house carries an edgy, modern look, it makes sense to install a set of stairs that also takes on that theme such as dark grey carpet contrasted with white railings. More classic homes benefit from staircases with features such as wooden railings and neutral coloured stairs.

Materials are also important to consider in putting in a great staircase. Depending on your own taste, the choice between concrete, slate, carpet or other flooring materials is important in catering well to your lifestyle and providing a visually stunning focal point of your home. Matching the construction and finishing material with the aesthetic theme of your home maintains a semblance of consistency and adds to the visual appeal a staircase can bring. Well thought out combinations of materials add a personal touch, and brings about the uniqueness that makes a house a home.

Concrete stairs hold the benefit of being very durable, as they require no special maintenance to keep them looking fresh. What’s more, concrete stairs can be cast in just about any shape, making it an incredibly versatile material to use. Also, just about any type of flooring can be put over the top of the concrete, whether your preference is towards tile, carpet or otherwise. This versatility has proven very attractive with regards to the use of concrete stairs, making it a staple in many two-storey homes.

As for timber staircases, benefits include weight reduction vs. concrete stairs, while also having a unique visual element that cannot quite be matched by its concrete counterpart. The individuality of the grain in the timber simply cannot be replicated by concrete, hence making it a popular choice for interior staircases. Also, a variety of different types of wood can be utilised for a staircase, including pine, karri, spotted gum, jarrah and oak. Once again, the choice of wood is down to personal preference and the existing style of the home, where creating a visual harmony is achievable with the right timber choice.

The staircase, then, is not only a necessity for a two-storey home, it’s also an important part of the architecture of the house in which it exists. The choice of style and material is crucial for getting the right result, and the reward for doing so is a beautiful staircase in a stunning home.