Ver­sa­tile plan to suit fam­ily

This two-storey home has func­tional lay­out for fam­ily liv­ing, writes Tom Dougherty.

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AHOME has a func­tional lay­out per­fect for some­one who still has the kids liv­ing at home — or who has kids that like re­turn­ing reg­u­larly to visit, ven­dor An­gus Middleton says. ‘‘It has a ver­sa­tile floor­plan up­stairs and down­stairs and I liked the fact that it has a five-car garage with a pit, which dou­bles up as a cel­lar,’’ he says.

‘‘It has worked out ex­tremely well for us, we have sons in their 20s and they have moved in­ter­state now so we are down­siz­ing, it’s a 12-room house and we are chang­ing to some­thing smaller.’’

The home has five bed­rooms, with the mas­ter at the front on the ground floor, with a dress­ing room and an en­suite with a spa bath at­tached.

There is one more bed­room down­stairs with a built-in robe, a walk-in robe and an en­suite, and the other three bed­rooms are up­stairs.

One of the up­stairs bed­rooms has an en­suite with a shower, and another has a walk-in robe.

The front of the home on the ground floor is taken up by a for­mal lounge­room with bi-fold doors through to a din­ing room and a fam­ily room.

The kitchen is ad­ja­cent the fam­ily room, and it has a servery, a walk-in pantry, stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, white cup­boards and a white-tiled floor.

‘‘The kitchen is huge, but even bet­ter is the walk-in pantry,’’ he says.

‘‘There is a huge area in the atrium where we have had over 20 for lunch, so its good for en­ter­tain­ing.’’

In the mid­dle of the home is another din­ing room with an atrium-style roof and a door out to the veranda at the back, and there is a home the­atre as well.

The home also has a study and a laun­dry with ex­ter­nal ac­cess. At the back of the home is a cov­ered en­ter­tain­ing area with ceil­ing fans and a lawn with a wa­ter fea­ture.

‘‘It would suit two dif­fer­ent peo­ple, one is the re­tiree who has chil­dren and grand­chil­dren that keep on boomerang­ing, and the other is the large fam­ily, at the end of the day it is five bed­rooms and four bath­rooms,’’ Mr Middleton says.

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