Versatile inside and out
It’s a home for all seasons, writes Tom Dougherty.
AN ELEGANT villa at Hyde Park became even better after a stunning outdoor room was added at the back, vendor Jenny Richardson says.
‘‘I liked the elegance of the property, it is just stunningly elegant, and the location is amazing,’’ she says.
‘‘And we did the outside renovation, and it is just a beautiful all-weather space, twelve months of the year we are out there with the wood fire oven, eating out there, it is just amazing.’’
The back of the home consists of an open-plan kitchen and family area with polished jarrah timber floors and a gas fire.
The kitchen features a breakfast bar, a pantry, white cupboards, and stainless steel appliances.
‘‘It is lovely, it is the hub of the home, you can see right out to the pool area, and the back of the garden, so you can always keep an eye on the kids and see what they are up to,’’ she says.
A glass sliding door at the back of the home opens out to the outdoor alfresco area with an outdoor kitchen, a built-in barbecue and a ceiling fan.
It looks on to an inground Magna spa and pool that is surrounded by a dry stone wall and teak decking.
‘‘The pool is solar heated and attached to gas, so if you are having people over you can quickly put on the gas and the pool is quite warm,’’ she says.
There is also a lawn area in the backyard and an established garden.
‘‘It’s been beautiful, we have raised our two children in it and everything about it is great, it’s robust, it’s convenient, it is just easy living,’’ she says.
The front of the house contains the four bedrooms.
The master is in the middle and it has bi-fold doors that open into a parents retreat with a built-in robe.
‘‘The parents retreat is like a lounge area and it looks out to the front of the home, which is just beautiful,’’ Ms Richardson says. ‘‘The rest of the bedrooms are big, the kids love them.’’
Two of the other bedrooms have built-in robes. There is also a two-way bathroom with a bath and a shower, and a laundry.
Underneath the home is a cellar, and there is also a carport with an automatic panel-lift door.