Be a Church con­vert

Dis­ci­ples of com­fort­able liv­ing will flock to a Walk­erville home, writes Tom Dougherty.

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THE GRANDEUR of a Walk­erville prop­erty won the heart of ven­dor Ali­son Botha when she first saw the home 15 years ago. ‘‘Ini­tially we loved the Ge­or­gian fa­cade and sym­me­try of the ex­te­rior and we loved the gar­dens,’’ she says.

‘‘One of the best fea­tures of the en­tire house is the fact that it has such lovely nat­u­ral light, ev­ery room has got large win­dows that let in lots of light.

‘‘From just about ev­ery room in the house you have a great vista of the gar­dens.’’

Built in 1960, the home has up to five bed­rooms, three of which fea­ture en­suites with show­ers and built-in robes.

‘‘The house is set up in two wings, the west side of the house has three large bed­rooms and on the other side of the house is an­other bed­room, and a study which could be a bed­room if you needed an­other one,’’ she says.

At the back of the home is an open­plan kitchen and fam­ily room, which fea­tures an is­land bench, Gagge­nau ap­pli­ances, two ovens, and an in­door grill.

‘‘The beauty of the kitchen is that it has two sets of french doors that open on to a ter­race and a pool area,’’ she says.

‘‘From the kitchen area you can keep an eye on what is hap­pen­ing in the pool very eas­ily.’’

Along the back of the home and hav­ing ac­cess to the slate-paved ter­race is a for­mal lounge­room with wooden floors, and a for­mal din­ing room ad­ja­cent.

In the en­trance hall are two cup­boards and a built-in book­case.

There is also a bath­room with a shower near the fam­ily room, and there is also a laun­dry with ex­ter­nal ac­cess. At the front of the home is a land­scaped lawn area, and the back­yard has an in­ground pool and space for a ten­nis court.

‘‘It is a gas and so­lar heated 15m pool, this fam­ily loved do­ing laps in the morn­ing and it was used a lot for that,’’ Mrs Botha says.

‘‘It is fan­tas­tic for en­ter­tain­ing, it has a huge draw­ing room that opens on to the ter­race. It is gor­geous in sum­mer and the gar­den has three large trees, and the In­dian cedar would be at least 120 years old, it looks beau­ti­ful,’’ she says.

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