Bringing The Riviera Home

The Riveriera by Metricon
Shonagh Walker

Lifestyle Writer

Oct 01, 2021

The Riviera by Metricon Homes is a spaciously designed, luxurious family home that will take your breath away. At the same time, as you walk through its sprawling, grand entrance, you will feel like you’ve always belonged there, that you’ve truly come home. Part of Metricon’s Signature range, The Riviera is an expansive, open-plan home that has everything you could ever wish for in a dream home, according to Metricon Design Director Adrian Popple.

The Riveriera by Metricon
The Riviera’s sprawling grand entrance reveals the spacious elegance of this superbly designed abode.

The Riviera In Your Home

“The vision for The Riviera was simple,” says Adrian. “It had to have wow factor.”

Mission accomplished, and it’s easy to see why this home has won many awards for its luxe-meets-relaxed design.

“The flagship five-bedroom, five-bathroom abode has set a new benchmark for contemporary coastal cool,” adds Adrian. “The sprawling, east coast masterpiece is the personification of luxury resort-style living. It is anchored by an expansive open-plan kitchen, dining and entertaining area that seamlessly flows from the inside out, delivering the ultimate lifestyle home.”

In a nutshell – The Riviera is all you need for the ultimate luxury lifestyle, practical living, space for family and friends and room to put your personal touch on every inch of the design.

Designing the Riviera

“I love this home,” Adrian smiles. “It’s so welcoming and inviting. It’s the kind of home you feel like you could just move in and live in.”

Indeed, the magnificence of the Riviera’s design hits you the moment you enter and are greeted by a 5.8m void connecting each of the upstairs wings. A sense of subtle glamour and resplendent minimalism is imbued throughout every corner of the home.

The Riviera Al Fresco

From here, The Riviera’s layout unravels to reveal the ultimate entertainer’s paradise, beyond which a lush, palm-tree-lined horizon frames a wall of ceiling-to-floor, bi-fold doors. Its oversized concrete tiles and Calcutta stone splash-backs are cleverly juxtaposed with warm oak accents and walnut timber panelling.  You’ll also relish in the inky cabinetry and monochrome artworks that are offset by wall niches adorned with lush indoor greenery.

Open Spaces Cleverly Implemented

Central to The Riviera design is its open timber staircase, which adds to the openness of this exceptional abode. An utterly standout feature, with its spine wall-mounted concrete-look tiles the stairs add elevated style, detail and intrigue.

The Riveriera by Metricon
The Riveriera’s wooden staircase is a standout feature of this stunning home.

“It’s both the functionality and flow that really set the Riviera apart,” says Adrian. “One of the great things about this home is that it’s modern but it doesn’t feel austere.

“That comes down to balance. Initially, I was a little concerned about the size of the dining room because it is quite large, but the transition of the entry that steps down into the dining area helps to define the space. We wanted to put all the wow factor into the ground floor, into the areas you entertain in. This is where people spend most of their time, so the space really accentuates and celebrates the social heart of the home.”

A sense of glamour and subtle minimalism is imbued throughout every corner of the home.

Adrian’s design totally nailed the brief – from the bigger picture to the finer features, every detail has been considered to ensure this home isn’t only aspirational, but practical, too.

Smaller features such as louvre windows to promote cross ventilation, highlight glass to allow maximum light, and even the cladding used on the home’s exterior, have been selected because they serve a functional purpose, as well as looking stylish and subtly opulent.

“With the Riviera, we knew we needed to create something special,” Adrian says. “We wanted to take a step away from our core Designer product range and give ourselves that point of difference. What we’re good at is making everything work and not leaving anything to chance. We’ve had architects and builders come through and they see us now as a serious competitor and threat. Because we can design to that level and also back it up with our build quality and attention to detail.”

Every touch point of The Riviera has been carefully thought out, with nothing left to chance.
Every touch point of The Riviera has been carefully thought out, with nothing left to chance.

That the compliments and commendations for the Riviera keep pouring in, Adrian says, shows that Metricon is continually lifting the bar and pushing the design envelope. For Adrian, this is the most rewarding part of the job.

“For me to sit down and get creative and design something completely different was really exciting,” he admits. “Then to see it hit the ground and know that people are loving it, that’s what makes it all worthwhile.”

The Riviera Details

From the expansive open plan entertainer’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, overlooking the massive dining room situated at the heart of the home, to an extra-large alfresco entertaining space that can be completely opened to create seamless integration between indoors and outdoors, this home is hard to surpass.

Upstairs you’ll discover an abundance of riches: an extravagant master suite with private balcony, resort-style ensuite and large walk-in-robe, a media room, and three other bedrooms – all with their own ensuite and walk-in robes.

If you wish to live in absolute comfort with Metricon’s thoughtful touches and stylish inclusions which make a house your home, The Riviera is what you’re looking for. Metricon’s team of interior design experts at Studio M will help you explore our extensive range of fixtures, fittings, colour finishes and material selections so the home is uniquely yours.

The Riviera is an entertainer's delight!
The Riviera is an entertainer’s delight!
The Finer Details

TOTAL AREA – 52.52sq
This refers to the entire floor plan of the house, including the garage and any outdoor areas.

HOUSE AREA- 43.27sq
This refers to the indoor living spaces of the home, not including the garage or any outdoor areas.







House Details

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 3 living areas
  • 2 carspaces
  • Walk-in Pantry
  • Master Bed at Rear
  • Outdoor Room

The Riviera is currently on display in Central NSW, at Morriset Park. Metricon is planning on building a Riviera show home in Melbourne soon – so keep an ear out for news on when it will be opened! 



By Shonagh Walker

Lifestyle Writer

Shonagh Walker is a multi-award-winning lifestyle writer and author specialising in beauty, health, fashion, travel, pets and animals. Her career spans over 30 years, and she can't recall a day during that time, where she hasn't been excited to get to work!


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