Tu­dor with rus­tic tim­ber

A Tu­dor res­i­dence at Mitcham has an English coun­try pub-style rum­pus room, writes Tom Dougherty.

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ATWO-STOREY home at Mitcham was de­signed to look like an English Tu­dor with many unique fea­tures, ven­dor John Hill says. ‘‘It was done with the idea of the ‘crafts­man in the coun­try’ so a lot of the fea­tures aren’t reg­u­lar,’’ he says.

‘‘For ex­am­ple the rum­pus room is de­signed on an English coun­try pub sort of style, we have the bar and en­ter­tain­ment area in there.

‘‘We used old bricks from the old Bromp­ton Ware­house, which was de­stroyed back in the 80s, and we also used sand­stone from up in Bas­ket Range, and old tim­ber which I used to build the bar.’’

It has four bed­rooms, with the mas­ter on the top floor and fea­tur­ing a walk-in robe, a dress­ing room and an en­suite with a spa and a shower.

The other bed­rooms are nearby, one has a ceil­ing fan and a bay win­dow.

There is also a study and a liv­ing area up­stairs, and a bath­room with a bath.

On the ground floor in the mid­dle of the home is a kitchen, with meals area in a con­ser­va­tory ad­ja­cent.

‘‘My wife is a qual­i­fied chef, she helped out with the de­sign of it, it is done in a coun­try-style and we used Baltic tim­bers and we up­dated it re­cently,’’ Mr Hill says.

Bi-fold doors open from the meals area to a fam­ily room, which has a com­bus­tion heater and french doors open­ing to a paved area.

The rum­pus room with a slate-tiled floor and a bar is at the front of the home, and there is also a fea­ture stone wall in the en­trance hall.

Also at the front of the home is a for­mal liv­ing room that is con­nected to a for­mal din­ing room, and there is also a laun­dry and a bath­room down­stairs.

The es­tab­lished gar­den has steps that lead up to a ten­nis court and an in­ground pool.

‘‘It would suit a younger fam­ily that has an out­door sort of life­style, the sort of fam­ily that would use the ten­nis court and the pool, and also a fam­ily that likes to en­ter­tain friends and fam­ily,’’ he says.

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