Al­most like two for the price of one

Home will let you leave hurly-burly of the world be­hind, says owner. By NATALIE HORDOV

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Residential -

is more to this house than meets the eye.

The owner said it was quirky and in­ter­est­ing and to­tally un­ex­pected based on what you see from the out­side.

In ef­fect there are two houses in one, with two self-con­tained sec­tions en­abling you to ac­com­mo­date vis­i­tors with ease or give chil­dren as much in­de­pen­dence as de­sired.

The owner bought the home on a 665sq m block 13 years ago.

“I walked through the doors of the house and was de­lighted to find my­self in a court­yard with the two sec­tions of the home sur­round­ing it,” she said.

“It cre­ates an at­mos­phere of tran­quil­lity and in­ti­macy.”

The home has a Mediter­ranean style and the court­yard is a spe­cial place.

“The hurly-burly of the world is left be­hind,” the owner said.

“The per­fumed flow­ers in the in­ti­mate space con­jure an at­mos­phere of the ex­otic: North Africa, Spain for ex­am­ple, and the magic is there through­out the day.”

The cen­tral kitchen is also much loved.

“It is large enough to ac­com­mo­date a few peo­ple work­ing there, as well as other friends be­ing able to chat from over the bench,” the owner said.

The front of the home can be ac­cessed from the en­try hall­way and base­ment garage.

It in­cludes a roomy liv­ing/din­ing area that opens to a ter­race and a kitch­enette.

Stairs lead to two bed­rooms, both with bal­conies and walk-in robes, and a bath­room.

On the other side of the hall­way is a study and as you move through to the back of the home, you pass the main kitchen and din­ing area, which opens to the court­yard, al­fresco area and pool.

Then there is a sec­ond large liv­ing area, bed­room and bath­room. The master bed­room is up­stairs and has a large walk-in robe, en­suite and bal­cony.

The owner is down­siz­ing and will be sorry to leave the friendly com­mu­nity and con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion.

“I've en­joyed the prox­im­ity to the beach, with shop­ping and cof­fee within 50m and a short walk to pub­lic trans­port,” she said.

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