Any­one for ten­nis, or a very big party?

You can in­vite a crowd to an ex­ten­sive Un­ley Park villa, writes Tom Dougherty.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Gulf Point Drive, North Haven -

ARE­TURN veranda villa at Un­ley Park with a pool and a ten­nis court is per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing, ven­dor Jeanie El­liot says. ‘‘For en­ter­tain­ing the whole house is ab­so­lutely bril­liant, that is one of its real strengths,’’ she says.

‘‘The house and gar­den flows beau­ti­fully, we have had lots of par­ties and even had a big do for our of­fice with more than 200 peo­ple, and it didn’t feel like a crowd.’’

Orig­i­nally built in 1884, the fourbed­room home has been ren­o­vated since Ms El­liot bought it nine years ago.

‘‘We did some ren­o­va­tions, we took out a wall in the kitchen and opened up the fam­ily room and re­dec­o­rated the whole house,’’ she says.

‘‘It meant we could see out to the pool and watch the kids out there and it let a lot more light in to the back of the house.’’

The home has four bed­rooms in the main build­ing, with french doors out to the veranda, a walk-in robe and an en­suite with a dou­ble van­ity, a shower and a bidet.

One of the other bed­rooms has a builtin robe and two have ceil­ing fans.

They are ser­viced by a bath­room which has a bath and a shower.

In the mid­dle of the home is a for­mal lounge­room and a for­mal din­ing room, which also has four sets of french doors that open out to the veranda and the back­yard.

At the back of the home is an open-plan kitchen, meals and liv­ing room, with win­dows along two sides.

The kitchen fea­tures stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances, pol­ished tim­ber floors, a break­fast bar and white cup­boards.

‘‘It is very open and has heaps of bench space, lovely gran­ite tops most of the way through and you can fit lots of peo­ple in there with­out it feel­ing crowded,’’ Ms El­liot says.

The liv­ing room looks out over a brick­sur­rounded so­lar-heated in­ground pool in the back­yard and there is also a flood-lit ten­nis court.

Sep­a­rated from the main house is a sin­gle-storey cot­tage, which has two bed­rooms, both fea­ture built-in robes.

There is also a two-way bath­room with a bath, a kitchen with a break­fast bar, a liv­ing room and french doors that open out to a veranda.

‘‘It makes the idea of peo­ple stay­ing for an ex­tended pe­riod of time much more ten­able be­cause it has a bath­room and a kitchen,’’ she says. The prop­erty also has a laun­dry with ex­ter­nal ac­cess, and a de­tached four-car garage.

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