The Courier-Mail - Property - - FRONT PAGE - STEPHEN NADIN

With for­mal and in­for­mal liv­ing ar­eas spilling out to a vast en­ter­tain­ment area, this five-bed­room res­i­dence is the ul­ti­mate fam­ily home.

BOAST­ING a con­tem­po­rary de­sign and im­pres­sive ar­ray of fixtures and fit­tings, this res­i­dence com­bines an in­door and out­door life­style.

Set across two lev­els on a 1016sq m block, the res­i­dence is two years old.

There is a western-fac­ing porch at the front of the home, with dou­ble tim­ber doors open­ing into an en­try foyer with a tiled floor and voided ceil­ing space.

Ad­ja­cent, and on the north­ern side of the floor­plan, is a for­mal liv­ing room and a sep­a­rate li­brary with a pol­ished tim­ber floor, di­vided by a dou­ble-sided stone fire­place. The li­brary has built-in floorto-ceil­ing cab­i­netry and both spa­ces look to an in­ground pool.

The pol­ished tim­ber floor ex­tends through­out the front of the floor­plan. On the south­ern side of the lay­out, and look­ing to the front of the res­i­dence, is an of­fice that boasts plenty of stor­age space.

A nearby bed­room has a walk-in wardrobe and ad­ja­cent is a mul­ti­pur­pose room with slid­ing glass doors lead­ing to a south-fac­ing pa­tio. Ser­vic­ing this area is a bath­room boast­ing a shower.

To­wards the rear of the floor­plan, on a lower split level, is an open-plan de­sign with a kitchen and fam­ily din­ing area.

There is a tiled floor, voided ceil­ing space and bi­fold doors open­ing to the south-fac­ing pa­tio and pool­side ter­race look­ing to the north.

In the gal­ley-style kitchen are a large is­land bench, stain­less-steel Euro­pean ap­pli­ances, in­clud­ing an ex­traw­ide Ilve oven with five-burner gas cook­top, mar­ble and stain­less-steel bench­tops and floor-to-ceil­ing cab­i­netry. A Por­tuguese tiled splash­back pro­vides an ad­di­tional fea­ture.

At the rear of the de­sign are a bath­room with shower, a walkin pantry and a laun­dry with lots of bench and stor­age space.

The main bed­room is on the up­per level and fea­tures a north-fac­ing bal­cony.

It has two walk-in wardrobes, pol­ished tim­ber floor­ing, a ceil­ing fan, and an open en­suite with twin basins, Por­tuguese fea­ture tiling, a shower and stand-alone bath.

Three fur­ther bed­rooms on this level have walk-in wardrobes and are ser­viced by a bath­room with floor-to-ceil­ing tiles and a shower.

A two-car garage in­cludes a tem­per­a­ture-con­trolled wine cel­lar and stor­age.

The ter­race leads to a pavil­ion with built-in bar­be­cue and plan­ta­tion shut­ters.

The res­i­dence is sur­rounded by es­tab­lished gar­dens, in­clud­ing lawn, trees and shrubs.

Other fea­tures in­clude air­con­di­tion­ing and mar­ble sur­faces, de­signer light­ing and Ital­ian tiles in the wet ar­eas.

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