Ease away your cares

A fam­ily re­treat of­fers calm­ing views, writes Sarah Daly.

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GULLY views and a re­lax­ing out­door space transform a Para Hills home into a calm­ing re­treat. For ven­dor Carol-Anne Sim, cre­at­ing a haven was all about bring­ing the out­side in and us­ing big win­dows to help max­imise the view.

‘‘The home is re­ally light and airy and I love hav­ing win­dows that give you a view of all the open space,’’ Ms Sim says.

‘‘Wher­ever you go in the house, you’re look­ing out to trees.

‘‘The two ma­jor bed­rooms have a view of the gully and the din­ing room and kitchen look out to the ve­randa and gar­den beds, which are quite trop­i­cal.’’

The open-plan din­ing and kitchen space fea­tures an is­land bench that can be used for food prepa­ra­tion, as a break­fast bar, or a spot to do some desk work.

‘‘It’s quite a large kitchen and al­though it’s def­i­nitely a home you can move into and not change a thing, you also have the op­por­tu­nity to ren­o­vate to suit your taste, and this could in­clude the kitchen,’’ Ms Sim says.

The bed­rooms are at the back of the home.

Ms Sim says al­though the house is on a main road, you can still en­joy the peace and quiet.

‘‘It’s an in­ter­est­ing lit­tle pocket of Para Hills and al­though it is on a main road, it’s a re­ally quiet spot,’’ she says.

The prop­erty has a lot of depth so the bed­rooms and the out­door space at the back of the home are not im­pacted by noise from the road.

‘‘And the out­door area is com­pletely fenced off, so when you have the garage door closed it’s com­pletely se­cure,’’ Ms Sim says.

‘‘You can sit out there and feel like you’re in a whole dif­fer­ent world.

‘‘The space has that lovely, coun­try feel. It’s very peace­ful.’’

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