Up­dated for fam­ily life­style

An Aldgate home is per­fect for a fam­ily, writes Tom Dougherty.

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AS­IN­GLE-STOREY home at Aldgate had po­ten­tial for ven­dor Stephen Pet­ti­for, who turned it into the per­fect fam­ily home. ‘‘The lay­out lends it­self well to a fam­ily, be­cause the rum­pus room is away from the liv­ing area, it is good from the chil­dren’s point of view,’’ he says.

‘‘When we bought it we did some ma­jor ren­o­va­tions.

‘‘The house had straw ceil­ings through all of the liv­ing ar­eas and we took them out.’’

Built in 1975, the home has four bed­rooms.

The mas­ter has a built-in robe and an en­suite with a shower.

The other three bed­rooms all fea­ture built-in robes.

They are ser­viced by a twoway bath­room, which has a full­size bath and a sep­a­rate shower.

In the mid­dle of the home is an open-plan kitchen and meals area.

The kitchen fea­tures a break­fast bar, a pantry, tim­ber cup­boards and white benches.

‘‘The kitchen is good, it has a good lay­out and is easy to work in,’’ he says. ‘‘And it has plenty of stor­age.’’

Ac­ces­si­ble through slid­ing doors from the meals area is a paved area.

Ad­ja­cent the kitchen is a din­ing room, which has french doors that open out to a deck, which looks on to a wa­ter fea­ture and pond.

‘‘It is a good house for en­ter­tain­ing be­cause it has plenty of out­door space,’’ Mr Pet­ti­for says.

At the front of the home is a sunken lounge­room.

The prop­erty also has a rum­pus room with slid­ing glass doors to the back­yard.

There also is a laun­dry with ex­ter­nal ac­cess.

There is also a garage with an au­to­matic panel-lift door.

Set on 3182sq m, the home has a va­ri­ety of na­tive veg­e­ta­tion.

‘‘It is more for­mal out the front and in the back it is very Aus­tralianised,’’ he says.

Lo­cated at Aldgate, Mr Pet­ti­for says the home is close to schools. ‘‘From a school point of view it is ex­cel­lent, the chil­dren could walk to the high school,’’ he says.

‘‘Pri­mary schools are within walk­ing dis­tance, as is Aldgate and Stir­ling. It would be good for a fam­ily, with teenagers or small chil­dren, it is a very good fam­ily home.’’

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