Con­tem­po­rary oa­sis has it all

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE MARKET PLACE - HAN­NAH MCDON­ALD

BE­FORE Susie and Matt James bought this four-bed­room res­i­dence on 467sq m about two-and-a-half years ago, they al­ready lived in the area and weren’t look­ing to buy.

“Susie’s brother saw the place and told us to take a look; we did and in­stantly loved it,” Mr James said.

“The large front door and wide en­trance hall­way set the scene for the en­tire floor plan, while the kitchen, fea­tur­ing ex­ten­sive African black gran­ite bench­tops, was dif­fer­ent to any­thing we’d seen.

“An­other sell­ing point was the prac­ti­cal­ity of the space – the down­stairs kitchen, liv­ing and din­ing area opened di­rectly to the deck and glassed fenced pool with spa beyond, which meant we could keep a close eye on our two young daugh­ters as they had a swim, and no space was wasted across the lower and up­per lev­els.”

From the front door, the hall­way leads past a pow­der room, dou­ble garage, stor­age cup­board and laun­dry with ex­ter­nal ac­cess to a set of stairs lead­ing up to the open-plan kitchen, liv­ing and din­ing space.

To the left, the sleek black kitchen is mas­cu­line in style and set off by a range of mod cons in­clud­ing Siemens ap­pli­ances such as a steamer, in­duc­tion cook­top and pro­gram­mable oven, dish­washer and built-in cof­fee ma­chine.

There is also a but­ler-style space, sep­a­rated for food prepa­ra­tion and fea­tur­ing an ad­di­tional sink.

Pol­ished bam­boo floors and a neu­tral colour scheme across the rest of the level pro­vide a bal­anc­ing touch, while the slid­ing doors to the deck let in plenty of nat­u­ral light.

A ceil­ing fan, kitch­enette and Elec­trolux bar­be­cue equip the out­side space, with high bam­boo hedg­ing fram­ing the back­yard and pool for am­ple pri­vacy.

Back in­side, a cen­tral glass and tim­ber stair­case leads up­stairs to the bed­rooms, with the main bed­room, pri­vately lo­cated at the rear of the floor, in­clud­ing a walk-in wardrobe with sen­sor lights, a wellap­pointed en­suite, two ceil­ing fans and enough space for a sofa.

To­wards the front of the level are the other bed­rooms, all with built-in wardrobes and ser­viced by a fam­ily bath­room.

An of­fice and ad­di­tional liv­ing area also fea­ture up­stairs, along with floor­ing of plush car­pet.

Fea­tures across both lev­els in­clude built-in speaker sys­tems, ducted and zoned air­con­di­tion­ing and Meth­van tap­ware.

“The wiring is an­other top­notch in­clu­sion, with a data sys­tem in­clud­ing 16 sep­a­rate ports,” Mr James said.

Other fea­tures of the res­i­dence in­clude am­ple stor­age space, elec­tric gates and alarm, se­cu­rity video, ducted vac­uum and so­lar sys­tems.

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