This house is a great place to en­ter­tain

Gar­den area linked to sound sys­tem

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - FAMILY LIVING - By Donna Ewen

SUZY and Kevin Gil­bert saw great po­ten­tial – for a won­der­ful house and en­ter­tain­ing space – when they first vis­ited their lovely home. And the pair lost no time in turn­ing the base­ment into an en­ter­tain­ment area, while the gar­den has its own sound sys­tem. Suzy, 43, a day care of­fi­cer at the Rose­hill Cen­tre, said they started look­ing for a new place shortly af­ter mar­ry­ing 13 years ago. She said: “We were on our way to look at prop­er­ties in Grand­holm when I saw the For Sale sign out­side 43 Don­bank Ter­race.” With her prop­erty reg­is­ter in the car, Suzy was able to do a quick check and she and Kevin wasted no time in knock­ing on the door. “The cou­ple who lived there were happy to al­low us in to view the prop­erty. “We shook hands that day with them, and couldn’t wait to move in so we could put our own per­sonal stamp on it.” First pri­or­ity for Suzy and Kevin, 39, was to make use of the space on of­fer in the base­ment. “Kevin wanted to have an en­ter­tain­ment area, so we had the builders dig out 18 inches of rub­ble to get the ceil­ing to full height. ” The prop­erty, which would be per­fect for a fam­ily, now boasts three lev­els and has a lounge, din­ing kitchen, en­ter­tain­ment/ fam­ily room, shower room, two dou­ble bed­rooms, and fam­ily bath­room. Suzy will miss her rear gar­den, with its decked area and mu­sic sys­tem. She said: “Peo­ple are al­ways amused when they step into our gar­den and hear the mu­sic blast out of two rocks!”

MOV­ING ON: Suzy Gil­bert and, right, the smart kitchen with space for din­ing. IDEAL PLACE:

43 Don­bank Ter­race is on the mar­ket.

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