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