De­signed for fam­ily liv­ing

A zoned fam­ily home has lots of space and is within walk­ing dis­tance of the city, Giuseppe Tauriello writes.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - City Fringe - THE­BAR­TON

BE­ING a mem­ber of a fam­ily of builders meant Costa and Eleni Kokkoni were set high stan­dards when they de­cided to de­sign and build their own home at The­bar­ton. The cou­ple built the Pear­son St home 10 years ago, with the qual­ity of the struc­ture an im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion.

‘‘I guess when we built, keep­ing in mind I come from a fam­ily of builders, we were look­ing for qual­ity,’’ Mr Kokkoni says.

‘‘It’s very soundly built. We did like the fine fin­ishes. It’s re­ally been de­signed in a way that can give you a bit of ev­ery­thing, with a quiet area at the front of the home and a fam­ily area at the back of the home.’’

On en­try down­stairs, there is a for­mal din­ing room and sep­a­rate for­mal lounge, with the tiled floor­ing run­ning through to the spa­cious open­plan kitchen and fam­ily room.

The kitchen over­looks the ca­sual din­ing and fam­ily rooms with slid­ing door ac­cess to the paved pitched-roof en­ter­tain­ing area.

‘‘We’ve had par­ties with 70 peo­ple there. We’ve had quite a few par­ties there ac­tu­ally,’’ Mr Kokkoni says.

Up­stairs, there is a third liv­ing room with a bal­cony and the large mas­ter be­d­room, which fea­tures an over­sized walk-in robe, en­suite with Ad­dress: 4A Pear­son St. Type: Two-storey fam­ily home. Agent: Brock Har­courts Mile End, ph 8352 8111, Sarah Wil­liams 0412 991 493, Sam Sharman 0403 369 384. Open: 11am to 11.45am to­day and to­mor­row. Price guide: $535,000 to $575,000. Auc­tion: 10.30am, June 2. twin van­ity and sec­ond, pri­vate bal­cony. The re­main­ing bed­rooms in­clude built-in robes and of­fer con­ve­nient ac­cess to the main bathroom.

‘‘The main bathroom is just hu­mungous,’’ Mr Kokkoni says.

‘‘For the kids, they can dis­ap­pear up­stairs – it’s like a big, zoned area for them up there.’’

There are 2.7m-high ceil­ings through­out the home as well as large cove cor­nices and ducted re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing.

Lo­cated so close to the city is par­tic­u­larly con­ve­nient for the young fam­ily. It is this life­style that Mr Kokkoni is go­ing to miss most.

‘‘We both work in the city. It’s a 15-minute walk to the city, there’s shops all around us – it’s been great,’’ Mr Kokkoni says.

‘‘The lo­ca­tion and func­tion­al­ity is what we’re go­ing to miss.

‘‘We’ve bought an old house and we al­ready miss the lux­ury of this one.’’

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