Coun­tri­fied city liv­ing

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A TRA­DI­TIONAL re­turn ve­randa villa of­fers a coun­try feel de­spite its lo­ca­tion just min­utes’ drive from the city.

The prop­erty, which is about 100 years old, re­tains many of its tra­di­tional fea­tures, in­clud­ing high ceil­ings, open fire­places, lead­light win­dows and or­nate ceil­ing roses and cor­nices.

The orig­i­nal struc­ture houses the mas­ter bed­room, a home of­fice, sitting room, for­mal din­ing room, a sec­ond bed­room, kitchen and bath­room.

At the rear, an ex­ten­sion pro­vides a large en­ter­tain­ing area, a sec­ond bath­room and a laun­dry as well as two fur­ther bed­rooms.

The fam­ily room was built with a cathe­dral ceil­ing and full­height win­dows to over­look the lush gar­den, which in­cludes a large ve­randa, swim­ming pool and a garage with rear ac­cess via a laneway.

The home has an im­pres­sive street pres­ence from the tree­lined Third Ave.

The ven­dor, who has lived in the prop­erty for 16 years, says liv­ing 3km from the CBD makes the home per­fect for work­ing par­ents.

‘‘Par­tic­u­larly those that have chil­dren go­ing to schools in the area such as St Peter’s or Prince Al­fred. You’re so close to the cen­tre of the city but it feels like you’re liv­ing in the coun­try be­cause out the front we’ve got the big trees on the av­enue and at the back there’s the gar­den and the glass wall brings that all in­side,’’ the ven­dor says.

‘‘Cer­tainly peo­ple who do a lot of en­ter­tain­ing would be at­tracted by the in­te­rior fea­tures of the house.’’

One of those fea­tures is a full bar in the rear en­ter­tain­ing area. The home’s mas­ter bed­room has ac­cess to a built-on, walk-in robe and a large ensuite with spa.

The rear ex­ten­sion in­cludes at­tic stor­age space and an up­stairs TV room.

Other fea­tures in­clude a cel­lar, ducted air­con­di­tion­ing through­out and au­to­matic se­cu­rity gates.

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