An en­ter­tainer’s par­adise

Room for all - with five en­suites, writes Tom Dougherty.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Mabel St, Stirling -

ACHARACTER home near Semaphore Beach was com­pletely ren­o­vated through­out, ven­dor Richard Lange says, and it even has an en­suite bath­room at­tached to ev­ery bed­room. ‘‘We thought it had a lot of po­ten­tial, when we bought it was set up as a num­ber of flats,’’ he says.

‘‘We did the whole thing, plumb­ing, elec­tri­cals, en­suite bath­rooms in all the bed­rooms, we re-did the kitchen and lounge.’’

The property has five bed­rooms, four of which are lo­cated on the top floor. The mas­ter on the top floor also has a walk-in robe, and an­other bed­room up­stairs has a built-in robe.

Also on the top floor is a TV room with a door out to a bal­cony, and there is an additional bal­cony that is ac­ces­si­ble from a door near the mas­ter bed­room.

At the front of the property down­stairs is a lounge­room, which has a fire­place and a bay win­dow that looks out to the front yard.

At the back of the home is the kitchen with a din­ing room ad­ja­cent.

The kitchen fea­tures an is­land bench, a pantry, mod­ern ap­pli­ances and wooden cup­boards.

‘‘There’s a sep­a­rate oven, it’s all gas, and there’s lots of cup­board space,’’ he says.

‘‘What we did with the kitchen is we utilised a lot of the floor­boards that came up - they were all baltic pine so we re-used them and made them into cup­boards.’’

French doors from the din­ing room open out to decked per­gola at the back, which has a ceil­ing fan. It looks on to a paved court­yard.

‘‘We have the big deck out the back that we put in our­selves, it is about 8m by 5m - you can have quite strong winds and it is still shel­tered out the back,’’ he says. ‘‘One Christ­mas we had more than 100 people out the back.’’

Also in the back­yard is a dou­ble garage with sidestreet ac­cess and a work­shop and laun­dry at­tached.

The property also has a cel­lar un­der­neath, a study and a ve­randa at the front.

‘‘What at­tracted us to it is the his­tor­i­cal as­pect, it was owned by one of the sea cap­tains in the port who used to bring mi­grant ships over in the late 1800s,’’ Mr Lange says.

‘‘The prox­im­ity to the beach at­tracted us as well - it’s only about 100m away.’’

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