Gen­er­a­tional dif­fer­ences

Privacy for the fam­ily is a Hal­lett Cove home’s draw­card, writes Tessa Akerman.

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IT WAS love at first sight for the Moutakises 13 years ago when they built their house in Hal­lett Cove. ‘‘I have never walked into a home like ours. It’s like a maze. It’s very de­ceiv­ing from the front,’’ Flora Moutakis says.

‘‘As soon as I walked into the dis­play home, it was just the wow fac­tor and the way it was set up. The plan was very dif­fer­ent.’’

The mas­ter be­d­room with en­suite and walk-in wardrobe is at the front, with the study and the re­main­ing three bed­rooms at the back.

‘‘That’s what we liked when we orig­i­nally built it and when we were look­ing at the floor­plan be­cause as the kids get older, you can have your privacy,’’ Mrs Moutakis says.

The house has an open-plan kitchen and meals area that opens to the per­gola and back­yard.

‘‘We use the en­tire area, the kitchen and din­ing, which also leads into the TV room,’’ she says.

‘‘There was a for­mal lounge/din­ing room but we have it set up as the kids’ play­room so when we have our friends over, the kids go into that area and we use the TV room.

‘‘The back­yard is not that big – it’s just a nice size, low-main­te­nance. The kids can still go out and kick a ball, play bas­ket­ball and stuff.’’

Mrs Moutakis says the Ven­nachar Drive home would suit a cou­ple with young chil­dren or teenagers.

‘‘It’s a young fam­ily com­mu­nity, there’s lots of young fam­i­lies and el­derly . . . it’s a bit of a mix­ture. It’s a quiet area, you don’t hear too much go­ing on. It’s a good lit­tle pocket there – you have the shops close by and you can even walk to them. It’s only five min­utes from Sea­cliff beach as well so in sum­mer it doesn’t take long to go to the beach,’’ she says.

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