Stroll to restaurants

This home is close to good schools, writes Tom Dougherty.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Morialta Rd, Rostrevor -

AKENSINGTON property was per­fect for Aja Goh be­cause it meant schools and cafes were nearby. ‘‘We wanted to be in the east­ern sub­urbs close to some good schools and the con­ve­nience of be­ing close to The Pa­rade as well, which is fan­tas­tic be­cause you can get a cof­fee or walk up there for a meal,’’ she says.

‘‘The neigh­bour­hood is also re­ally safe and well es­tab­lished.

‘‘Orig­i­nally it was a small cot­tage which the pre­vi­ous own­ers ba­si­cally gut­ted and built a com­pletely new house around.’’

The property has up to four bed­rooms, with the mas­ter lo­cated at the front.

It has a built-in robe, a walk-in robe, and an en­suite.

‘‘It is re­ally nice and full of light, in the morn­ings it is bright,’’ she says.

‘‘It has a dou­ble show­er­head which is nice, it gives it that ex­tra bit of lux­ury.

‘‘There is lots of wardrobe space be­cause it has both the walk-in and built-in robe.’’

Two more bed­rooms to­wards the back both have built-in robes.

Off of the en­trance hall­way is a liv­ing room, which could be used as a bed­room if re­quired.

The back part of the property con­sists of an open-plan kitchen, din­ing and fam­ily room, with a tiled floor.

The kitchen has an is­land bench with a break­fast bar, a pantry, a dish­washer, and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances.

‘‘There is plenty of stor­age, both my hus­band and I like to cook,’’ she says.

‘‘There is a re­ally great is­land bench that we find when we have people over they like to con­gre­gate around the is­land counter, and we can cook and en­ter­tain at the same time. ‘‘It has nice ap­pli­ances as well.’’ Two sets of french doors in the fam­ily room open out to the back­yard, one set opens to a cov­ered en­ter­tain­ing area with a Ver­gola.

‘‘It is a great place to en­ter­tain, es­pe­cially in sum­mer, we have a ver­gola with a rain sen­sor so if we hap­pen to leave it open and it rains, it will au­to­mat­i­cally close,’’ she says.

‘‘Al­though we like to have it open as much as we can, the space can be used all year round.’’

At­tached to the front of the home is a dou­ble garage with an elec­tronic panel-lift door and drive-through ac­cess to the rear of the property.

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