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Showcasing contemporary living at its finest

Australia is currently witnessing a record number of homes currently under construction or ready to start in the near future, a promising outlook for the building industry and those wishing to build their dream home.[1]  Embarking on a new home build is an exciting adventure, with ease of living top of mind when making decisions on the style and design. 

One of the most popular house designs in Australia is Modern.  A survey conducted by James Hardie reveals that whilst most Australians prefer a modern home, the term modern design is difficult to describe.[2] This style may vary from house to house, however, what is clear is that they all adhere to a handful of fundamental design principles that make them distinct; clean lines, open floor plans and a neutral colour palette with a splash of textures, colours and materials throughout. The newly released Atlanta 48 within The Modern Collection by Coral Homes offers contemporary living; a double-storey family home that is spacious, light and open plan, delivering on comfort with maximum style. 

Atlanta is a great example of mixing shapes and lines on the exterior, balancing geometry and asymmetry.  With building technologies rapidly evolving, homeowners can increasingly inject personality and create a one of kind home design through the use of innovative materials. Mixed cladding styles on a home façade can create a more architectural feel and provide contrast at an affordable price point. 

“The Atlanta uses a mix of materials on the exterior in a monochromatic palette that incorporates the textural elements of James Hardie Axon™ Cladding.  Axon’s grooved fibre cement panels provide strength and scale, clean vertical lines to accentuate the double height building and create harmony with the other exterior materials,” says Angela Haughton, Coral Homes National Design and Display Manager.

“Homeowners can show their creativity through colour and paint, with cladding acting as a blank canvas,” continues Haughton. “The Atlanta demonstrates the juxtaposition of colour and texture with a moody colour scheme of greys and neutral tones, a wonderful balance of dark and light which has become synonymous with modern design.” 

Atlanta 48 (willawong) Outdoor

With Australian blocks and backyards getting smaller, the style of modern homes is now focused on form and function. Haughton says, “The best home design ideas are inspired by the homeowners’ vision and how they want to live in the space, as well as being a reflection of how it makes them feel. Atlanta 48 was designed for blocks of 15m+, with open plan living and influences of the outside landscape brought inside. The home features a relaxed chic aesthetic with neutral palettes throughout, providing the perfect backdrop for bold accents of colour and texture.”

Recently awarded Best Display Home over $550,000 by the Master Builders Association, the Atlanta effortlessly flows across four living spaces, from inside to outside, for easy family living. Interior design elements, such as high ceilings, concrete-look tiles and timber accents have been incorporated throughout the house, balanced with the inclusion of natural detailing, to bring a sense of warmth and softness to the space.  

Using multiple materials and colour breaks up monotony and draws the eye to the interesting shapes of the home’s design.  Putting a twist on what is traditionally used in home builds has created drama and intrigue. 

On the lower floor, the concrete-style tile flooring is paired with a modern kitchen and Caesarstone island benches that flow to the splashback. Throughout the house, colours reflect the landscape such as deep brown timber floorboards in the entry. Benchtops in the bathroom compliment accessories, wallpapers and fabrics in neutral tones.

While the living room and kitchen areas are the hero rooms in the house, the bedrooms offer a quieter environment, with materials and finishes such as wooden panelling delivering a timeless style, while presenting a balanced, yet luxurious feel.

Innovative home designs that are built on quality craftsmanship with exceptional attention to detail has always been the primary vision for Coral Homes. “When choosing a design to suit your family and lifestyle, consider the layout of the new build, including the function of the rooms, the block of land and how the home’s exterior delivers street appeal,” says Haughton.

Choosing modern building materials such as Hardie Axon™, embodies that contemporary spirit, with its graphic façade making a statement in any streetscape and design that is striking and timeless. Highly attractive not only for its aesthetics but durability and low-maintenance in the longer term, Hardie Axon ™ is engineered to withstand the harsh conditions of the Australian climate, as well as being suitable for homes in bushfire zones or those exposed to the ocean air.


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About achieving modern design at and to view the Atlanta 48 click here.

  • Base price: Starting from $506,200*
  • Lot width: 15m
  • Area: 443.39sqm
  • Width: 12.85m
  • Length: 22.77m


About James Hardie™:

James Hardie Industries is the world’s #1 producer and marketer of high-performance fibre cement and fibre gypsum building solutions. The company empowers homeowners and building professionals alike to achieve the home of their dreams with premium quality solutions that enable endless possibilities for design and aesthetics, while also delivering trusted protection and long-lasting beauty. Key to this effort is the company’s dedication to its customers, market driven innovation, an inclusive and empowering company culture, and an unwavering commitment to its Zero Harm safety initiative. 


For further information and media enquiries, please view the full media release on the James Hardie website.

[1] New home buyers defy rate rises (

[2] James Hardie’s Major Consumer study, all consumers n=12,992 weighted

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