Only the best for mum: creating a modern Mayfield granny flat for a mother-son duo

 In Granny Flat Designs, Granny Flat Ideas, Granny Flats Newcastle
Mayfield backyard granny flat exterior

An up-and-coming village on the edge of a seaside city, Mayfield is in hot demand. One of Newcastle’s most popular neighbourhoods, this northwestern suburb is brimming with quirky cafes, peaceful parkland and assorted boutiques. Not to mention it’s just a 15-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean!

And now, it’s home to yet another one of our gorgeous granny flats!

Kalen Bridge had long been on the hunt for a property with a backyard big enough for his mum, Lyndall, to live on the same site in a spacious granny flat. Having searched far and wide for the perfect set up, he found exactly what he was looking for at 32 Upfold St.

From there, all the Bridges needed was a professional team to make their dream design a reality. After getting in touch with Backyard Grannys, their Mayfield granny flat was built and ready for residence in just 15 weeks!

With Kalen occupying the front house and Lyndall in her very own backyard abode, this mother-son duo have aced multi-generational living (and we all know that’s quite the feat!). Balancing the best of both worlds, they can now enjoy their own separate space and privacy while settling down only a stone’s throw from each other.

A cost-effective home with all the comforts

Lyndall and Kalen in their Mayfield granny flat

Kalen and Lyndall chose the Bardo design as the basis for their one-bedroom Mayfield granny flat. With a dual skillion roof, axon cladding and a timber side patio, the front façade sets the tone for this fresh, modern home.

Inside, the clever floor plan maximises space and sunlight to create a sense of pure serenity. Firstly, you’ll be welcomed by an open-plan lounge and kitchen area draped in lush greenery and sunshine. Designed for bright, airy living, the flat is complete with highlight windows, lustrous splashback tiles and glossy Formica Flint Crystal benchtops!

Next is a large bathroom adorned with full ceiling tiles, as well as a stylish bedroom with a fully-mirrored built-in wardrobe, berber grid carpet and fan lighting. Lyndall needn’t worry about mozzies or flies either, thanks to fibreglass fly screens with Tsol glazing.

With upgraded power points, appliances and decorative finishes throughout, the Bridges prove that compact spaces can provide the ultimate comfort (when done right!).

Prepping for a plunge pool

Lucky for Lyndall, these extra touches don’t stop at her front door. Rather, our team put in slab piers at the beginning of the project to make sure the granny flat was built to accommodate a future pool. Having helped Kalen to work out all the details in advance, he can now get their swimming hole completed before those summer heat waves roll around!

With it’s very own oasis on the way, this Mayfield granny flat is set to become even more of a showstopper!

Premium products used for this Mayfield granny flat include:

Exterior Features

  • James Hardie Axon vertical cladding in Surfmist
  • COLORBOND® roofing in Night Sky
  • Hume Range sliding doors in Custom Matte Black
  • Daytek external fold down clothesline in Iron Grey
  • Custom Matte Black highlight windows with fibreglass and Tsol glazed flyscreens
  • Timber fascia in Surfmist
  • 4000L Enviro slimline water tank

Interior Features

  • LED downlights
  • Linen cupboard
  • Fully framed mirrored sliding door robes in the main bedroom
  • Hunter Valley Roller Blinds in Light Grey
  • ASO600RX Artusi slide out rangehood
  • CAO601X Artusi built-in electric oven
  • CACC1 Artusi electric cooktop
  • Midea 170L electric heat pump
Lyndall and Kalen outside their Mayfield granny flat

Want to build a granny flat of your own?

Today, Kalen and Lyndall are as tight-knit as ever while appreciating their separate living spaces. Ideal for anyone wanting to live independently yet close to loved ones, a granny flat offers a private home within a home.

If you’re interested in building a granny flat in the Newcastle area, chat with the professionals at Backyard Grannys today!

download the floor plan for this granny flat at the entrance
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