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