Country Style Cottage In Balhannah

This cottage was custom built for a couple who were looking to downsize from their previous very large home. Their brief was very clear and the finished home was to have a country style cottage look.

Country styled weatherboard home by Shire Homes Balhannah

Country Style And Feel

To achieve the couples desired country style and feel, Shire Homes chose a light weight construction.

With the plans tailor made to suit the individual needs of the client.

To achieve the desired look and feel the home was built up off the ground, with steps up to the verandah and entrance to the home. This gives it that quintessential country cottage look.

Front entrance to this lovely two bedroom cottage in Balhannah

Master Bedroom

One of the standout features of the home in Balhannah is the master bedroom. The master bedroom is both large and inviting, but also maintains that country warmth. The polished timber floorboards make this an outstanding feature of this home.

Smart and stylish are two words that come to mind to describe the master bedroom in this two bedroom cottage in Balhannah


The kitchen in this lovely two bedroom cottage continues that country look. A well thought out plan for this kitchen with an island bench, makes this kitchen not only good looking but extremely functional and user friendly as well.

Timber bench top feature in this country style kitchen in Balhannah

Entrance and passageway

The front foyer and passageway of this home is wide and inviting. Red Baltic Pine polished floorboards are featured throughout this home, giving it more of that warm country feel. The Baltic pine floorboards have been insulated to maintain warmth and achieve the required energy efficiency rating.

To maintain a flow through this home the lower sections of walls and also the ceiling match-board pine timber.

The wide entrance to this home welcomes visitors with exquisite polished timber floorboards

Feature walls enhance the look of the polished baltic pine floor boards

Coutnry style lounge room is a feature of this Balhannah home by Shire Homes

Bathroom and Ensuite

The bathroom and ensuite both work to continue that country style and feel with the clever use of small subway tiles to the walls.

Built in storage and shelving add to the clever design and enhanced flexibility of this home.

A clean, minimalist look make this bathroom something different. Clever use of built in storage allows for an open and uncluttered look in this bathroom.

Dining and entertaining

The dining room continues on from the kitchen with a magnificent picture window to capture the magical views of Balhannah and on to the Adelaide Hills.

French doors open onto an entertaining platform featuring a winged roof line for that added extra point of interest.

This home has not only met the owner’s expectations but has exceeded them and that of the brief. The home suits their needs perfectly and they are very happy that they chose Shire Homes to build their dream.