A view finder
Rooms with views and being close to The Parade are among a modern home’s features, writes Tom Bowden.
AMODERN home’s convenience and closeness to Norwood’s shops and restaurants was among its attractions for vendor Angelo Trotta. He bought the William St house in 2006. ‘‘We were looking at developing and the agent took us through a property that was almost finished and we decided to just buy that,’’ Mr Trotta says.
‘‘Every other double-storey place we walked into, the top-floor ceilings were lower than the bottom floors but in this house it’s actually higher.
‘‘Every external window overlooks trees and offer really long views so it has a big open feel and it just feels good walking around.’’
The home has a galley-style kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, a breakfast bar and Mr Trotta added an extra cupboard to increase storage opportunities.
‘‘It’s a good kitchen to cook in and it’s good to have plenty of space,’’ he says.
‘‘There’s a hidden alcove so it keeps it under control but it’s still really effective to use.’’
There is an open-plan kitchen and dining area while large windows provide views of the rear courtyard and garden.
The backyard features a large tree, which Mr Trotta says is his favourite feature.
‘‘There’s a big, 80-year-old tree out the back which I love,’’ he says.
‘‘Being such a modern place and having this big old tree out the back is great.
‘‘I’m always walking out and wandering around out there looking at the plants.’’
The main bathroom features a shower with a frameless screen, large mirror and stylish basin.
Thwo of the four large bedrooms have doors that open to a balcony.
The home has a separate home theatre room wired for sound and the lighting is controlled by a C-bus unit.
‘‘It’s a good party house and you can control where the crowd is,’’ Mr Trotta says.
‘‘It’s within walking distance of The Parade and that really attracted us.’’
A tiled double garage under the main roof has downlighting and ample cupboard and shelf space.