Top 6 Henley Designs for 2021

13th July 2021

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For many, the number ‘6’ is considered a very lucky number and for Henley, the number six also represents their top designs for 2021 so far.  And what a list it is! Here are the six clear standout designs which Victorians have embraced this year.

Jeff Bugeja, Henley National Design Manager, shares with us what he loves about the designs he and his team create for Victorian families in all shapes and sizes!


Cohen cohesion

When you step into the Cohen 22 by Henley, you know you are in for something special.  The well thought out single-storey design celebrates convenience and lifestyle – with no compromise on space and functionality.

With four ample bedrooms and three convenient living areas, the Cohen 22 welcomes you to come in! 

The kitchen, dining room and living room combination is a perfect trio to work, rest and play in, adding convenience for everyday living.  With plenty of space to unwind, or for a catch up, you already know that these rooms will be the hub of the house for the busiest of families.

The bonus nook tucked away in the kitchen will be the go-to area for family members for homework deadlines, ZOOM meetings and household administration. 

The master of all suites is located at the front of the house, complete with a spacious walk-in robe and double vanity ensuite. There is no better way to end the day in your piece of tranquil heaven.

The secondary bedrooms are generous, all cleverly located next to the leisure room and central bathroom with separate toilet – so the kids have their own space to keep busy in or zone out!

Jeff says, “The Cohen is ideal for the more intimate 12.5m blocks, the Cohen is big on style and statement with a straight line from the entry to the living areas.”

A suite of 6 stunning façade options are available including the classy Cleo façade, the elegant Elle façade and charismatic Campbell façade.

Explore the Cohen 22 on display with the popular Serena at our Cranbourne Display Centre


In awe of the Ashbury 30

The Ashbury 30 from the Essence Range is a head-turning double storey home, which ticks all the boxes for great value, accentuated design and is perfectly suited for a growing family.

This home caters to all Victorian families, while comfortably fitting on 12.5m x 25m block sizes. The Ashbury design maximises both the house floor plan and the outdoor spaces, without compromising the family orientated design of the home.

Every detail has been considered with this stunning contemporary kitchen design, complete with a multi-purpose butler’s pantry. The colossalL-shaped kitchen comes complete with ample storage and, creating a sense of opulence and timeless elegance.

One of the other star features of the Ashbury is the grand servery window, an enticing option, which overlooks the alfresco area. This is perfect for when you are entertaining guests or simply trying to manage the everyday dining requirements with ease.

With the first floor dedicated to the master suite and three spacious bedrooms, this is the place to be when you are looking to retreat to an ultimate zone of tranquillity. The master suite, complete with dressing room and double vanity ensuite, ensures parents have their own private space where they can relax and reload, while the children have their own play areas.

The first floor is also dedicated to the spacious leisure room, perfectly positioned off the staircase gallery taking full advantage of the staircase location, adding to the sense of space and light.

The Ashbury 30 is a celebration of open plan living.  The freedom to open the windows across the dining, family, kitchen and lounge spaces allows the breeze to flow through with ease. Not to forget the in-demand theatre room which can also be converted to a guest room. The Ashbury is ideal for a busy family who demands a home to be multi-functional and beautiful.

If you are looking for a home with an abundance of storage, the Ashbury also ticks the checklist. Intelligent design means there’s no shortage of storage spaces, with generous walk-in robes to all bedrooms and convenient dual walk-in linen cupboards on the ground floor.

The large laundry is generous in proportion, with ample storage available due to the integrated walk-in-linen cupboard.

The Ashbury 30 is the perfect way to capitalise on a more compact block while enjoying a genuinely easy lifestyle with multiple living rooms and resting zones.

Explore the Ashbury 30 on display at Cranbourne , Wollert and Truganina

Jeff says, “With the Ashbury 30, there is certainly alot of home we have designed so it can fit on a smaller block and nothing has been sacrificed.  There are plenty of personal touches to love about the Ashbury including the spacious walk in linen on the ground floor, as you can never have enough storage!  The additional living space upstairs is a perfect extra space for growing and busy teenagers.”


Panama 28 Perfection – make it Victorian

As part of the Collection range, the Panama 28 is single-storey sensation, boasting an abundant of features and zones, akin to double storey designs and features.

The master suite is showcased at the front of the home, away from the secondary bedrooms, becoming an idyllic parents’ zone. A generous ensuite, complete with bath and double vanity, amplifies the comfort. The family area of the kitchen, living, dining and alfresco is vast and perfectly positioned, creating convenient areas for family members to come together or retreat in rooms such as the theatre or a secondary bedroom which can easily be converted into an office.

Ample soft close drawers, premium appliances, a spanning butler’s pantry and choice of glass or tile splash back redefines kitchen sophistication to a whole new level in the Panama.

Victorian simply adore the Panama for its versatility and generosity and with 15 facades with loads of street appeal to choose from, this house design can easily mould into your own style and function.

The Panama 28 is on display at World of Homes in Berwick and Truganina

Jeff says “The beauty of the Panama is the zoning of the kids’ bedrooms because they are cleverly located at the back of the house, away from the master suite.  Features are aplenty with the Panama including two double linen cupboards, four bedrooms and a study – generous double storey living in a single storey design.  Not to mention the home theatre and a huge Butlers’ Pantry – so many features to mention!


Enter the Emperor!

The Emperor  48 has consistently proved itself popular with five large living spaces and four bedrooms, as well as its impressive entry.

Walking into the Emperor, you are met by a feature staircase, which really defines this design and sets it apart from other homes in the Collection range. 

Beyond the staircase, there’s a series of even more impressive lifestyle inclusions.

The cleverly designed Emperor 48 offers multiple entertaining options including a theatre, study, leisure area and spanning living spaces. The open plan living spaces integrate with the Emperor’s outdoor alfresco area, so no matter the weather or season, you can enjoy an abundance of entertaining options. 

A large butler’s pantry and secondary walk-in pantry provides extra preparation and storage areas for those extra special, or everyday occasions. There’s also the impeccably appointed kitchen, with stainless steel Smeg appliances, which will appeal to even the most passionate of cooks. The family living and meals area allows maximum versatility to entertain a boisterous crowd or cater for a more intimate occasion.

Romantic holiday villa or Emperor master retreat? It’s nearly impossible to decide what to call this space - but it’s here to call your home! There’s plenty of room for a king size bed, while it also boasts a beautiful, spacious dressing room and penthouse styled ensuite, with double vanity, extra-large shower and bath, an enticing option.

The upstairs leisure area combined with three additional bedrooms, each with their own built-in robes has been exclusively designed for children’s fun and family lifestyle. A large bathroom, complete with separate bath, shower, walk in linen and double vanity plus a separate powder room right next door, complete the functionality of the space.

The Emperor 48 is displayed at World of Homes Berwick, Point Cook and Truganina

Jeff says, “What a house! – it is regal by name and regal by nature. It such a lot of house to enjoy and love.  You have a huge home office and theatre which is strategically positioned away from the opulent living area. Butlers’ pantry and walk in pantry becomes the dynamic duo for the kitchen area, with ample living areas for all family members to indulge in. The master suite is huge as is the Hollywood style dressing room.” The piece de resistance is the staircase which is impressive and eye catching.  The walk in linen, off the bathroom on the first floor is such a handy and logical design decision. I am sure it has been a crowd-pleaser.”


Amazing Amalfi 33A

The Amalfi 33A from the Reserve range is a single-storey delight, complete with four spacious bedrooms and three living areas – there is no doubt that this design is made for living.

You are greeted when you walk into the Amalfi 33A with a wide entry that is the prelude to a home which bursts with features and functionality.

The master suite, boasting expansive dressing room, double robe cupboards and double ensuite is a retreat to sink into after a long day. The large windows featured in the master suite welcomes the morning light so beautifully and creates a unique oasis, especially designed for mum and dad.

The kitchen, dining and living trifecta is the expected busy hub, with a kitchen featuring a grand island bench, mountains of storage and opulent butler’s pantry. The sleek and stylish kitchen is choc-a-bloc with all the features and fixtures you could dream in making it a culinary masterpiece for you and your family to enjoy.

The generous theatre room in the Amalfi 33A is film buff’s dream, with plenty of room for the kids to pace themselves on a Netflix marathon or a Friday family film night to indulge in.

Every space in the Amalfi 33A has been carefully considered including the generous laundry featuring a linen cupboard,  the family bathroom is spacious and elegant, positioned perfectly amongst the plentiful secondary bedrooms, as well as featuring a head turning window to look out to if you decide marathon bath time is for you!  The kids will be competing with each other for extended bath time!

The Amalfi 33A is featured in World of Homes Wollert and our Clyde North Display Centre.

Jeff says, “Impressive is an understatement when we talk about the Amalfi 33A.  For starters, the massive master suite for a single storey home is something special.  You think you have seen it all in the magnificent master, but behold, there is another dressing room which is totally unexpected and makes such a style and functional statement.  In the Amalfi 33A, there is  also a double vanity with double shower for the kids, in their own zoned area, with another powder room, as well as an additional powder room for guests.  The kitchen’s shining star is the massive butler’s pantry, where you a spoilt for space and functionality.”


Masterfully planned, Montessa 43

The Montessa 43, from the Reserve range, is set to inspire all families to fall in love with every room and make this home truly their own. The open plan kitchen, perfectly positioned as the epicenter of the living zone, makes entertaining and personal connections a breeze. The butler’s pantry, grand in scale, is purposeful and versatile.

The effortless flow of the dining, living and alfresco completes the harmonious picture of intuitive spaces, perfected here for family living. There is no shortage of living areas in the Montessa- five in fact, including a very handy leisure room on the first floor – an ideal getaway for the younger family members to catch up on their video games or Lego challenges. 

No excuses in not keeping up with laundry, even in the busiest of households, thanks to the oversized laundry room,.  The inevitable task of head high laundry may hopefully be a little easier and enjoyable with so much space to organize the laundry.

Enjoy the Hollywood-style double dressing room in the master suite, or take time out to the double vanity ensuite and boasts a huge shower to wash away the day, or gear up for a new one.

The Montessa is on display at World of Homes Wollert and Berwick

Jeff says, “The Montessa is perfect for a 14m x 30m block and with five living areas it is as generous as it opulent.  We deliberately morphed the butler’s pantry into the kitchen, making it seamless and high functional. The Montessa also has a shower room on the ground floor, perfect for swift washes after a day of gardening or outdoor work.  Massive secondary bedrooms are guaranteed to please! With the Montessa, zoning of the bedrooms creates the perfect Zen for all family members.

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