A view finder

Rooms with views and be­ing close to The Pa­rade are among a mod­ern home’s fea­tures, writes Tom Bow­den.

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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.

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