En­ter­tain with plenty of room

An out­door area is what re­ally ap­pealed to the own­ers about a fam­ily prop­erty, writes Tessa Akerman.

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ONE week af­ter ar­riv­ing from the UK, the Al­lisons found their dream home in Fairview Park. ‘‘It was the gar­den that re­ally sold it to us and the con­fig­u­ra­tion of the house,’’ Robert Al­li­son says.

‘‘It ba­si­cally has three bed­rooms up­stairs and then a lit­tle side an­nex which has its own bathroom, kitchen area and lit­tle lounge as well as a be­d­room.

‘‘We of­ten get vis­i­tors from the UK and they stay for months at a time rather than just overnight so it gives them privacy.’’

The down­stairs of the house has an open-plan lounge and din­ing room, a meals and fam­ily area and the kitchen.

‘‘We put in a new kitchen within the past year and both bath­rooms have been ren­o­vated as well,’’ Mr Al­li­son says.

The house also has a new per­gola with blinds and a salt­wa­ter chlo­ri­nated pool.

‘‘The per­gola is large enough for a full-sized ta­ble out there and we have a wicker set­tee and a chair set,’’ he says.

‘‘It’s a nice size pool, that’s what sold us the house, the back area, and we’re hopeful that’s what will sell it to some­one else.’’

The Al­lisons also have car­ried out small changes, such as cov­er­ing up ex­posed brick to bring the house out of the 1970s style.

Mr Al­li­son says the house would suit a young fam­ily who likes to do a bit of en­ter­tain­ing.

‘‘The house is pretty much set up for en­ter­tain­ing and there’s plenty of room out­side for the kids to play around,’’ he says.

‘‘We have a three-year-old daugh­ter and she loves it out there, splash­ing around the pool and in the shaded area as well.’’

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