Home a lit­tle bit nau­ti­cal

This home was a cap­tain’s choice, writes Tom Bow­den.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Sherwood Drive, Glenalta -

Amuch-loved home in a pop­u­lar sub­urb of­fers a peace­ful es­cape from city life, says Dorothy Kris­toris.

Ms Kris­toris bought the home in 2006 and says she was at­tracted by the size and grandeur of the char­ac­ter home.

‘‘We loved the im­pres­sive de­sign of the property and it has some very beau­ti­ful lace­work,’’ Ms Kris­toris says. ‘‘It’s near King Wil­liam Rd and there are tram lines and bus stops nearby.’’

Ms Kris­toris says the home was built by an English sea cap­tain in 1908 and boasts char­ac­ter fea­tures in­clud­ing pressed metal ceil­ings, lead­light win­dows, pol­ished floor­boards, open fire­places and tes­sel­lated tiles.

‘‘The ac­tual tin in the ceil­ings and some of the other parts of the home are made with ma­te­ri­als re­cy­cled from the ship,’’ Ms Kris­toris says.

‘‘Two of the stained glass win­dows fea­tur­ing im­ages of women - one play­ing a harp and an­other play­ing a trum­pet - came from an old Church of Eng­land church in Eng­land.’’ The home has four bed­rooms, three on the main level and one on the lower floor.

The open-plan kitchen joins the fam­ily room and fea­tures gran­ite bench­tops, tim­ber cab­i­netry and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances. ‘‘It’s great for en­ter­tain­ing be­cause the house is so roomy and the din­ing room can com­fort­ably seat 10 for a meal,’’ Ms Kris­toris says.

Out­side, there is an es­tab­lished land­scaped gar­den, a lawned area and it also fea­tures a fenced in-ground swim­ming pool.

‘‘There’s plenty of room to park out the back and the grand­chil­dren play cricket and run around with the dog and there’s a gate at the bot­tom of the gar­den that opens di­rectly on to a beau­ti­ful park with a play­ground,’’ Ms Kris­toris says. Ms Kris­toris says she has loved the home and that it would be per­fect for a fam­ily.

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