Soak up all the serenity
With its beautiful leafy gardens, ornamental ponds and pool, this delightfully light and airy fivebedoom home is the ideal sanctuary to unwind
THERE is a space for every occasion and every mood in this contemporary house on the Isle of Capri.
Homeowners Jo and John Utama bought the house in 2002 to raise their daughter and said the style hasn’t aged.
“It is really tropical but it isn’t quite a Balistyle instead it has more of a contemporary sanctuary feel,” Mrs Utama said.
“The frangipani and mango trees in the backyard caught our eye when we first saw it.
“We could just tell with a great backyard like that it would be fantastic for our daughter Risa who was three when we moved in.”
Mrs Utama said the family had given the house a few fresh updates over the years but had retained the tropical vibe.
She said her favourite part about the house was the striking view from the moment she opened the front door.
“You get a view that runs right down the centre of the house and out to the garden,” she said.
Tucked away in the “secret garden” is a playground and climbing fort. Ornamental ponds create a Zen-like style and complements the leafy gardens and pool.
Mrs Utama described the property as tranquil.
“The great part about the gardens is that because there is a lot of glass inside you can get different views from different areas of the house,” she said. “There are a lot of places to sit and relax.”
Some of the light-filled spaces include a sunken formal lounge, separate living room