Live with na­ture

A pri­vate lo­ca­tion has the city on its doorstep, writes Giuseppe Tauriello.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Hills Hideaway - STIR­LING

SECLU­SION and privacy were key con­sid­er­a­tions in the de­sign of a Stir­ling home for Am­ber Laris and part­ner Lewis Smith. The cou­ple de­signed their Scott St hide­away in a set­ting of wildlife and na­ture in a lo­ca­tion close to the city. ‘‘To find that sort of seclu­sion in Stir­ling – that’s pretty ex­cel­lent and it’s so quick down the hill to the city,’’ Ms Laris says.

‘‘There’s a great deal of privacy. From ev­ery win­dow, you see bush. That was one of the ap­peals – the birdlife is fan­tas­tic up here.’’

The home, which is 12 months old, is set on a block of al­most 2ha.

Ms Laris says much thought was put into the de­sign, aim­ing to make the most of the views and to make the home adapt­able.

‘‘The home was built by a lo­cal builder, a very small builder up here in the hills, and it was built to take in the views,’’ she says.

‘‘There are views from ev­ery room in the house, even from the bathroom.

‘‘When I de­signed the home, I de­signed it with the idea of work­ing from home. The third be­d­room could be eas­ily made into a very large study or an of­fice.’’

The three-be­d­room home fea­tures Tas­ma­nian oak floors through­out and has been fit­ted with mod­ern fur­nish­ings and fea­tures.

Two bed­rooms have built-in robes and there is an open-plan kitchen, din­ing and liv­ing area. The kitchen and meals area has ac­cess to the bal­cony and lounge room, which has a Dan­ish-made slow com­bus­tion heater.

The kitchen is a strong fea­ture of the home, says Ad­dress: 22 Scott St. Type: Ar­chi­tec­turally-de­signed home set on al­most 2ha. Land size: 1.919ha. Agent: LJ Hooker Stir­ling, ph 8339 4222, Robert Penny 0438 171 160. Open: 1pm to 2pm to­day and to­mor­row. Auc­tion: 11.30am on June 16. Price guide: $730,000. Ms Laris, with its in­te­grated stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances, glass splash­back, jar­rah bench tops, Miele dish­washer and in­duc­tion cook­top.

‘‘Even though the home is not an es­pe­cially large place, it func­tions very eas­ily.’’ Ms Laris says.

‘‘I think the home would suit peo­ple who re­ally en­joy privacy and seclu­sion but also prox­im­ity – that’s very hard to find.

‘‘It’s not an off-the-shelf home.’’

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