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The Weekend Australian - Life - - PRESTIGE PROPERTY - For Pres­tige Prop­erty in­quiries con­tact Emily Pettafor, emi­ly­may.pres­tige@gmail.com.

Sarah and Seb Parker had al­ways dreamt of a coun­try home with water views.

Seven years ago they bought 20ha at My­lor that housed a river-like lake and set about mak­ing that dream a re­al­ity.

“My hus­band has al­ways had an affin­ity with water and the whole house was de­signed to be all about the water,” says Sarah Parker.

All the main rooms in their 1000sq m home face the lake.

“The level of the land and the de­sign of the house, it’s as if you look straight out on to the water,” Parker says.

There is a pon­toon on the lake and a glass­framed swimming pool and al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing area over­look­ing the water and rolling hills be­yond.

The op­u­lent home has heated traver­tine floors through­out its open-plan liv­ing spa­ces with floorto-ceil­ing stack­able doors that lead out to the deck and swimming pool.

A sunken liv­ing room has an open fire, per­fect for winter evenings. There are six bed­rooms and eight bath­rooms. The en­suite to the mas­ter bed­room has a free­stand­ing bath­tub that over­looks the lake and sur­round­ing coun­try­side. There is also a north-south flood­lit ten­nis court. The Park­ers built the home and have loved their five years here.

“It’s a beau­ti­ful tranquil part of the hills,” Sarah Parker says. “There’s some­thing so calm­ing about liv­ing near water.”

With Seb Parker tak­ing on a new busi­ness ven­ture in West­ern Aus­tralia, the fam­ily is look­ing for its next ren­o­va­tion project. AGENT: Matt Smith, Klemich Real Es­tate, Kent Town.

SOUTH AUS­TRALIA Ade­laide Hills. 844 Strathalbyn Road, My­lor $3.5M+

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