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stalling a staircase. “We lived with that for quite a number of years and then put in the pool,” Dr Ryan said.
Nine years ago, they installed a floating carport with a turntable down the side of the house.
But the major renovation took place four years ago. The main renovation work involved adding an entire new level on top of the house, which has four bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite, a bathroom, a separate toilet and an internal front veranda. The kitchen is a work of art in itself, featuring Blackbutt timber joinery, a quartzite island benchtop and three ovens, two dishwashers and an induction cooktop. The lounge features a marble and quartzite double fireplace.
The lower level did not need as much work, besides painting and recarpeting.
There is also a pool room and music room, a kitchenette and home office on this level, which opens out to an outdoor entertaining terrace, and 15m, heated swimming pool.
Dr Ryan said she spent many years working on the garden, which consists of more than 2000 mature and established plants and trees and a cubby house.
To enter the house is through a Balinese inspired garden courtyard that leads to a grand foyer.
The exterior of the house is clad in spotted gum.
It is on a fenced 890sq m double block – 3km from the CBD and within walking distance to Paddington’s dining and shopping precinct.
The property is being marketed by Ivo Kornel and Isabella Manning of Belle Property – New Farm and is for sale for offers more than $3 million.
SUMMER DELIGHT: The house at 219-221 Latrobe Tce, Paddington is great for entertaining friends.