Little home becomes an entertainer
A makeover has turned a simple little cream brick house into a home of dreams, writes Ben Hyde.
ALITTLE three-bedroom cream brick home is a far cry from what now stands in its place at Goldsack St, Glen Osmond. The vendors bought the property about eight years ago and used their background in property development and interior design to create their dream home.
‘‘It was just a little cream brick, threebedroom place,’’ the vendors say.
‘‘It was a pretty extensive process to create what we have now.
‘‘The design and construction of it took about 18 months.’’
After several years in the building industry, the vendors say the design of the home came to them naturally.
‘‘You get to a point in your life when you know what space suits you,’’ the vendors say.
‘‘We always prefer to have the garden coming into the home, no matter what time of the year.
‘‘That’s why there are floor-to-ceiling windows all around.’’
The two-level home boasts 720sq m of living space, with generous rooms and a seamless indoor-outdoor flow throughout.
The entry level features a host of indoor and outdoor living spaces, including formal and casual areas and expansive alfresco entertaining balconies and terraces.
‘‘We like the outdoor living and we like to entertain outside as well as inside,’’ the vendors say.
‘‘Hence, the house flows out from numerous places into the garden, on to balconies and terraces, the pool and the tennis court.’’
Also on the entry level, a parents’ retreat and a children’s wing flank each side of the living spaces.
The master suite is extensive and incorporates a large bedroom with balcony access and an adjoining retreat or library, with a marble fireplace, that leads to a terrace and overlooks the pool.
In the master suite is an ensuite, dressing room and a walk-in wardrobe to store the largest of collections.
On the other wing are two large bedrooms, one with an adjoining study, and a bathroom with a spa.
‘‘We still have one son at home so he is totally independent with his own wing and study area,’’ the vendors say.
Between the wings are the living areas, including a formal dining room, a large living room, kitchen and casual meals area.
‘‘The family, kitchen and the meals all flow on and then it goes straight out to the back to the pool and barbecue,’’ the vendors say.
‘‘We like more of the casual living and entertaining but there is a formal dining room, which we have kept, not that we use it very much.’’
The vendors say the outdoor living and entertaining at the property is a joy.
‘‘The front veranda and balcony are beautiful,’’ they say. ‘‘You can sit in the garden and see the city lights at night and the sunsets.’’
Downstairs, the property has a studio, or fourth bedroom, and the ultimate ‘‘man cave’’ or teenage retreat: a home theatre witha 2.9m screen, a bar and billiards area. There is also a cellar and gym room. ‘‘The property is ideal for a young family or a family with teenage children,’’ the vendors say. ‘‘You have all the facilities: the games room downstairs with big screen and pool table, the swimming pool and the tennis court.’’