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