Hills life a real breeze

Find peace in the hills, writes Tom Dougherty.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Leamington Rd, Aldgate -

ADOU­BLE-STOREY mod­ern home at Flagstaff Hill is peace­ful and ideal for a fam­ily, ven­dor John Burns says. ‘‘We liked the size, it was the first house we bought since com­ing from the UK, it is the same sort of size we had in the UK be­fore we em­i­grated,’’ he says.

‘‘It’s been lovely, it’s nice and ru­ral with the trees and sur­round­ing green fields and things like that.

‘‘You are up in the hills and the gully breeze comes through up there.’’

The home has five be­d­rooms, with the master lo­cated on the top floor.

It has a walk-in robe and an en­suite with a dou­ble van­ity and a shower.

There are three more be­d­rooms up­stairs, and two of them have builtin robes.

They are ser­viced by a bath­room, which has a bath and a shower.

Also on the top floor is a fam­ily room, which has a void that looks down to the lower level, and a bal­cony.

Most of the lower level is taken up by an open-plan kitchen, lounge and din­ing room.

The kitchen fea­tures a pantry, an is­land bench with a breakfast bar, wooden cup­boards, and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances.

‘‘It’s a Far­quhar kitchen, it was all made-to-mea­sure and fit­ted in, it’s been a good kitchen, very user­friendly,’’ Mr Burns says. ‘‘It has loads of stor­age.’’ Also on the ground floor is a study, which could be used as a fifth bed­room if re­quired.

A slid­ing door in the din­ing room opens out to a paved en­ter­tain­ing area.

It looks on to an in­ground pool and a low main­te­nance gar­den.

‘‘It is great for en­ter­tain­ing, re­ally good; we have had a mar­quee on the back for big birth­day par­ties,’’ he says.

‘‘And the kitchen and din­ing area is a huge space in which peo­ple can have drinks and a chat.’’

Other fea­tures of the home in­clude ducted heated and cool­ing, a ducted vac­uum sys­tem, a se­cu­rity sys­tem and an au­to­matic ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem.

‘‘It would suit a fam­ily with two or three kids, it would be a nice place to grow up,’’ he says.

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