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