Back­yard space and high ceil­ings

An open-plan kitchen and a cov­ered en­ter­tain­ing area are so­cial fo­cal points, writes Tom Dougherty.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - The Crescent, Crafers -

AHAWTHORN home was at­trac­tive to ven­dor John Skoblyk due to the amount of space and the po­ten­tial for en­ter­tain­ing in the back­yard.

‘‘I liked the spa­cious­ness, the high ceil­ings, the beau­ti­ful kitchen, and the out­door en­ter­tain­ing area,’’ he says.

‘‘We added on a veranda at the back in 2007 vir­tu­ally straight af­ter we moved in.’’

At the back of the home on the ground floor is an open-plan kitchen, liv­ing and din­ing room.

The kitchen fea­tures gran­ite benches and Bosch stain­less steel ap­pli­ances.

‘‘It is a very ver­sa­tile kitchen, it has a lot of open space, plenty of room for the chef,’’ he says.

‘‘It is beau­ti­ful for en­ter­tain­ing, sit­ting around the kitchen hav­ing a glass of wine or go­ing out­side, there are lots of places to re­lax.’’

A glass slid­ing door in the liv­ing room opens out to the cov­ered en­ter­tain­ing area at the back. Also on the ground floor is a laun­dry with ex­ter­nal ac­cess, a pow­der room with a toi­let, and a store­room un­der the stair­case.

The three bed­rooms are lo­cated on the top floor, with the mas­ter at the front.

It fea­tures a walk-in robe, an en­suite with a shower, and french doors that open out to a pri­vate bal­cony.

‘‘It is quite gen­er­ous in size, in fact all of the bed­rooms are a good size,’’ he says.

The other two bed­rooms have ceil­ing fans and built-in robes. Also on the top floor is a bath­room, which has a bath and a shower.

‘‘All of the gar­dens have drip sprin­klers through­out, and timer taps, so you just set it and for­get about it,’’ Mr Skoblyk says. The home also has a dou­ble garage with an au­to­matic panel-lift door, and a roller door pro­vid­ing driv­ethrough ac­cess to the back­yard.

Lo­cated at Hawthorn, the home is close to Kingswood Oval and Hawthorn Oval.

‘‘There is the Mitcham Shop­ping Cen­tre nearby and the Mitcham cine­mas, and it is about four or five kilo­me­tres to the city,’’ he says.

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