Keep­ing an open mind

City liv­ing was the big draw­card, writes Tom Dougherty.

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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.

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