An entertainer’s paradise
Room for all - with five ensuites, writes Tom Dougherty.
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.’’