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