Own­ers want manor re­born for new fam­ily

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Residential -

WHEN look­ing at this home’s grand ex­te­rior and lush grounds with tall trees and man­i­cured hedges, you al­most feel like you are stand­ing out­side an English manor.

That is no co­in­ci­dence; it was built in 1998 and the orig­i­nal own­ers ap­par­ently set out to recre­ate a home they lived in in Sur­rey, Eng­land, with the same pro­por­tions.

The cur­rent own­ers pur­chased it in 2003, lik­ing the prox­im­ity to schools, uni, the river, city and other ameni­ties, along with the home’s sim­ple de­sign, ori­en­ta­tion and those el­e­gant pro­por­tions.

“It is light-filled and lovely to live in year­round,” they said.

The home’s ground floor in­cludes a spa­cious en­try with chan­de­lier, for­mal lounge room with fire­place and ex­tra-wide black­butt floor­boards, for­mal din­ing room and fam­ily/meals area and kitchen with gran­ite bench­tops and tim­ber cab­i­netry.

French doors open the liv­ing spa­ces to the wellkept gar­den and pool with wa­ter fea­ture.

“We love sit­ting on the back ve­randa all year round, for a cof­fee or sun­set drinks with friends and fam­ily,” the own­ers said.

“We have also hosted many fam­ily oc­ca­sions and many cel­e­bra­tions from 20100 peo­ple; the home can eas­ily ac­com­mo­date large num­bers.”

A curved stair­case leads up­stairs, where there are three be­d­rooms, a TV room/fourth bed­room, two bath­rooms and a charm­ing sit­ting area.

The own­ers par­tic­u­larly like the master bed­room with a walk-in robe, en­suite and lovely views.

“It has a light and leafy out­look and river breezes,” they said.

“It’s a beau­ti­ful place to sit and read.

“All the up­stairs rooms have great views over the sub­urb, tree­tops and ten­nis courts to the river.

“It’s amaz­ing and ev­ery­one who has stayed here loves it.”

The 951sq m prop­erty also of­fers an­other liv­ing op­tion, with a sep­a­rate apart­ment on the ground floor.

“The orig­i­nal own­ers built the home for their son and built the ‘bun­ga­low’, as they called it, for them­selves,” the own­ers said.

With its own en­try, liv­ing space, kitchen/meals area, bath­room and bed­room, it is ideal for older rel­a­tives or guests and has great gar­den views.

Other bonuses in­clude plenty of stor­age through­out the res­i­dence, an un­der­croft wine cel­lar and park­ing for up to six cars.

The own­ers have en­joyed the home’s lo­ca­tion, 100m from ‘White Beach’ - the “best part of the river”.

“There are many lovely walks around the area and we also love the vil­lage at­mos­phere and con­ve­nience of the lo­ca­tion: close to schools, sport, uni and work,” they said.

“The cor­ner block also gives us an open as­pect, while be­ing pri­vate.”

The home was the per­fect place to raise their three chil­dren from teenagers to adults, and now they have moved out, the own­ers are down­siz­ing.

“It couldn’t have been bet­ter,” they said.

“We are very sad to be leav­ing, but the house is ready to be a home to an­other fam­ily.”

DALKEITH

87 Beatrice Road

Con­tact agent

Be­d­rooms: 5

Bath­rooms: 5

Garage: 2

Agency: Ray White Dalkei­thClare­mont

Con­tact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Phoebe Shi on 0478 950 812

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