Architectural House Designs | Genius Homes Luxury Homes

by Sam Macfarlane

At Genius Homes we’re continually looking at ways to push the boundaries of home prefabrication. To highlight this we have created a new series of homes that push traditional thoughts of prefabrication, that are unique and innovative in their design. The Urban Range shows that “Prefabricated Homes“ can be modern, large and something architectural in the design.

This range of new homes has been professionally designed in two popular contemporary styles of gable or mono pitch roof forms. Our Architectural designer, Richard Kane, wanted to be creative in the new designs, to have more steps in plan, plenty of natural light and have varying ceiling heights all contributing to modern and dynamic spaces. He felt that by designing in “simplistic forms” with clean straight lines and engaging proportions, this would achieve a natural elegance to each house design.

In this article, we outline some of the standout features which are included in this exciting new range of architectural house designs and how they come together to deliver an impressive range of designer premium prefab homes.

Boxed ceilings:

Urban Range Boxed ceilingMany homeowners don’t give much thought to ceiling lines when it comes to the interior design of a home, especially at the design stages. A ceiling, if done well, can become a centrepiece of any room. For example, a boxed ceiling features a central section that is higher than the areas around the perimeter of the room. They are a stylish way to take your interior to new heights and offer a bold architectural style, making rooms feel larger and more spacious. Adding lighting to a boxed ceiling can add another dimension to a room transforming an otherwise bland blank canvas into a feature in its own right. There are several lighting options that you can choose from, including rope lighting, recessed lighting, pendant lighting, or even chandeliers. All are a popular lighting option that each provides a different look and feel to a room.

The Waimakariri design, which is part of our new Urban Range, features boxed ceilings not only in the lounge and separate media room but also in the master bedroom, giving the room a new layer of opulence. Due not only to the extra materials and planning but also the requirement to achieve desirable proportions boxed ceilings are rarely featured in house plans which makes them a talking point in our Urban Range of homes.

Partial walls

Architectural homes partial wallsIn larger homes partitioning off a room can be the perfect solution to sectioning the living area and the kitchen and divide these large open spaces. Not only do these styled feature walls help with adding a sense of warmth and comfort but they do so without losing the flow of the room.

In the Clutha 3, a partition wall has been cleverly placed in the centre of the room so natural lighting remains in abundance in both the living and dining areas. A partial wall can also act as a feature piece, adding a luxurious patterned wallpaper or a different colour of paint can add a personal touch. The options can be vast, including using this wall to feature a statement piece of art or perhaps a built-in fireplace to add a real statement.

Sculleries

In this day and age, if you’re looking to build a new home then a scullery is a feature that can not be ignored. Walk-in pantries and sculleries have become a big part of interior design trends due to their ability to beautify an open-plan kitchen and dining space by hiding away the practical, yet cluttering necessities of a kitchen. Sculleries can come in many sizes and are usually well hidden with a pantry door that can also become part of your clean and sleek kitchen design. It is a great way to keep cooking goods and utensils well organised or just hidden from view giving you more space to enjoy hosting guests and not worrying about the clutter.

Media rooms

A place to relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the latest movie or artist this are can be shut away from the rest of the house for those lazy days or for when the kids have gone to bed. Many media rooms are closed off to the entertaining hub of the home such as the lounge, dining or kitchen area so you can have a space to shut off from the rest of the house and enjoy some quality time out without being disturbed. Over the years the media room has evolved into a multipurpose space with a large television, speakers and comfy seating. It is also a great place to sit back and watch the big game without the emotion of the sport disrupting the rest of the household.

Master rooms become an oasis

Designer, new build homeThe average person is said to spend an average of 26 years sleeping and 7 years trying to get to sleep, which means that 33 years in total is spent in bed. Luckily, our new urban range makes this time well spent in your new paradise of slumber. When it comes to a newly built home, it would be near impossible to see a master bedroom without an ensuite or a walk-in-wardrobe and our new Urban Range is all about creating an oasis in the master bedroom. With floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors offering unrivalled indoor-outdoor flow, these rooms are more about creating a luxurious place to relax and unwind after a big day.

Our urban range of homes has been designed to not only raise the bar in prefabrication but in house design in general. These luxury, feature-laden homes remove the need for an architect to spend months finalising designs, as we’ve already done the hard work for you.

So if you’re looking for an architecturally designed, show-stopping home built and delivered on-site in less time than a conventional luxury home then talk to us about our prefabricated range of designer homes.

To begin, why not download your free digital copy of the full Urban Range below.

Download our urban range brochure

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