De­sign made to mea­sure

A spa­cious town­house is built with fam­ily love, writes Ka­t­rina Stokes.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Inspection Navigator -

THE ven­dor of a modern three-bed­room town­house loves the way she de­signed the home so much that she’s build­ing a sim­i­lar one in the same street. ‘‘I’m build­ing al­most ex­actly the same thing on a smaller scale,’’ ven­dor Patricia Harous says.

‘‘I’m down­siz­ing be­cause the kids are get­ting older.’’

Built five years ago, the two-storey home is one of two iden­ti­cal town­houses.

‘‘There was an old home on the block orig­i­nally. I bought the home with some­body . . . he sold his half and I kept mine,’’ Ms Harous says.

She lives in the home with her son, Jimmy, 28, and daugh­ter, Chris­tiana, 18.

In­put into the home’s modern and fresh de­sign was a fam­ily af­fair.

Ms Harous de­signed the home with her son, who was study­ing in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­ture at the time.

‘‘We ba­si­cally wanted a freeflow­ing, open-plan home,’’ she says.

The town­house has been de­signed in two parts and fea­tures three bed­rooms up­stairs while the down­stairs area in­cludes an open­plan kitchen, liv­ing and din­ing area.

‘‘It’s close to town, close to schools and to King Wil­liam Rd and trams to the beach,’’ Ms Harous says.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.