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Consider a Tree-Change with Shelford Quality Homes

12th May 2017

Inspired by the architecture of our early settlement, Shelford Quality Homes combines timeless features of traditional farm house design, large rooms, high ceilings and wide verandas, for its Rural Retreat Range. The uniquely Australian range balances budget, space and the company’s Signature Specification, still priced within reach for most modern family home buyers.

The Sanctuary is the flagship of Shelford’s Rural Retreat Range. Boasting wide front and rear verandahs to complement a bushland setting and maximize valley views, the Sanctuary has a flexible floor plan that lends itself to changes as individual as the clients who make them.

As families increasingly seek wide-open-space housing, the Sanctuary embraces a design that is uniquely Australian, with a country feel. The Sanctuary is an ideal design for a growing family home. Fit with an expansive kitchen, and light-filled living and dining areas forming the hub of this 560m2 home, the Sanctuary is in a class of its own.

With the current trend for smaller, narrower cottage lots in new subdivisions and land estates, the demand for a ‘tree-change’ to rural areas is growing.

Shelford Quality Homes Sales Manager, Martyn Ferris believes clients are opting to move further away from the city as affordable acreage blocks are now available within a 45 minute drive of the Perth CBD.

“With our flagship Sanctuary home design we’ve identified a niche in the marketplace which few Perth builders are currently addressing.” - Martyn Ferris, Sales Manager, Shelford Quality Homes.

With the tree-change becoming a popular lifestyle choice for Western Australians today, Shelford Quality Homes has acquired a significant level of site experience and expertise.  

“Building on rural blocks, we have a deep understanding of the unique implications of long power runs, design guidelines and building envelopes, soil conditions, bush fire risks, retaining and septic disposal.” - Martyn Ferris.

Combining country living with city convenience, rural living has never been more accessible to modern Australian families. Talk to the team at Shelford Quality Homes to see why making the tree-change can be a great move for your family. For more information on the Rural Retreat Range by Shelford Homes, visit

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