Keeping an open mind
City living was the big drawcard, writes Tom Dougherty.
THE LIFESTYLE offered by a modern two-storey home in the CBD was the main attraction for vendor Allan Hardy. ‘‘I always wanted to live in the south-east corner of the city; when I saw the property on the market I drove past it and went in because it was open,’’ he says.
‘‘And that is what I fell in love with, its openness.
‘‘It is an open-plan house and it just felt really great for me with a really great vibe, and is just about across the road from the East Parklands.’’
The property, built in 1999, has three bedrooms on the top floor.
The master is at the front, and it features a built-in robe, an ensuite with a shower and a double vanity, and a private balcony.
The other two bedrooms are towards the back, one has a built-in robe and they both have ceiling fans.
They are serviced by a bathroom which has a combined bath and shower.
At the front of the house on the ground floor is a combined living room and dining room with polished timber floors, and a void above the dining area.
The other half of the ground floor is taken up by an open-plan kitchen and family room.
The kitchen has a servery through to the dining area, an island bench, a breakfast bar, white cupboards and built-in wine storage.
‘‘I have had many parties here, I have easily fitted 70 people in the house,’’ he says.
‘‘The kitchen is great, it is a decent size, it has a middle bench for cutting, and I have just had more drawers put in recently to give more draw-space.’’
Bi-fold glass doors in the family room open out to a paved, covered entertaining area at the back of the property.
Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with a shower and a toilet, a laundry, and a double garage with an automatic panel-lift door with rear access.
‘‘Angas St is a lovely, tree-lined street and with its proximity to Hutt St, the coffee shops and restaurants are all just around the corner,’’ he says.