Separate areas for family living
The kitchen of a four-bedroom family home overlooks the swimming pool, writes Tom Dougherty.
AMODERN home at Toorak Gardens was designed at the outset for children and entertaining friends and family, vendor Louisa Scott says. ‘‘We really wanted to have a great family home which had separate living areas for the children and us,’’ she says.
‘‘My husband had the idea of a mud room, for when the kids come home in their muddy sports clothes there would be somewhere for them to get all of that grotty gear off before they come inside.
‘‘We were keen to have a pool and some lovely outdoor spaces as well, we have got two decks – one which has an outdoor fireplace where we tend to gravitate after dinner parties.’’
The home has four bedrooms, with the master featuring a walk-in robe and an ensuite with a bath and a double vanity.
‘‘We really wanted a master bedroom that has a sanctuary-feel,’’ she says.
Two of the other bedrooms have built-in robes and all have built-in desks.
They are serviced by a bathroom, which has a bath, a separate shower and a double vanity.
In the middle of the home is a kitchen, which has a walk-in pantry, a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances, and a family room with a fireplace adjacent.
‘‘There is a dining and family area off the kitchen but slightly removed so you weren’t crowded on top of each other,’’ Ms Scott says.
‘‘We wanted to see the pool from the kitchen, which is a beautiful outlook.’’
One of the outdoor entertaining areas is accessible through bi-fold doors from the kitchen.
In the backyard is an inground salt-chlorinated swimming pool.
There are two other living areas, one has a wall unit and the other has a fireplace.
The property also has a water feature at the main entrance, a laundry with external access, wine cellar, and double garage with a panel-lift door. Ms Scott says the home is also well-located, being close to schools and shopping and restaurants along The Parade.