Southern Homes : March 15th 2012
2 Thursday, March 15, 2012 Southern Homes Welcome to sanctuary: Down the private drive and through the electronic gates is where your Redoubt adventure begins. The perfect escape Grand entrance: The wide concrete staircase is a compelling feature of the atrium entrance. Ease of living: The kitchen is the hub of an amazing living area, comprising formal and informal spaces. Custom-designed: The superb granite and Aborform kitchen. When Warwick and June planned their dream sanctu- ary they had history on their side. The site they had their eye on was where Redoubt Road s original cottage had been located -- a flat building platform with the best poss- ible vantage point and maxi- mum privacy. Today of course, what would once have been the ultimate lonely track hideaway is only 15 minutes from the airport -- but it still retains its blissful seclusion, not looked upon by anyone. All that was needed to com- plete the perfect escape was the perfect home, and this they spared no effort in build- ing. The six-year-old home at 480 Redoubt Road has a total floor plan of 570 square metres, designed to create space for absolutely everyone, yet bring them together in the warmest, most comfort- able and convivial atmos- phere imaginable. Its solid masonry construc- tion of insulated tilt slab with Tegola shingle roof includes concrete construction up to and including the mid floor and stairs. With a custom exterior plaster coating guaranteed for 15 years, continuous cop- per spouting and downpipes, schist columns and superb tile selections, it s about as highly specified as you can get. And with its comprehen- sive smart wiring and plumb- ing substructures, it allows for every future addition imaginable. How many bedrooms has it? The answer might be how many do you want? So many rooms have the versatility to be bedrooms or additional lounge, office, music, gym or library spaces, their configur- ation depends on your own wants and needs -- but at the very least, you could count five. There is also a fully self- contained flat with open plan kitchen and living, a double bedroom, bathroom, laundry, and with entrance, electric cylinder, meter and security all separate -- ideal for guests, extended family accommo- dation or income. T h i si sah o m eo fm a n y highlights, from the atrium entrance with its antiqued stair balustrade, to the stun- ning Italian tiled bathrooms; from the superbly appointed granite and Aborform kitchen with its seamless flow through dining, family and outdoor areas, to the exclus- ively elegant formal lounge. Crowning it all is the upstairs master bedroom with fabulous ensuite, two walk-in wardrobes, and pri- vate deck offering phenom- enal rural, urban and twin harbour views. The 4702 square metre property is secured by elec- tronic gates and is amazingly easy-care -- Warwick and June s selective planting of the land below the house ensures a legacy of beautiful low-maintenance bush, and only five minutes of lawn mowing! For families, it is zoned for Alfriston Primary, which includes intermediate level; for people of any age it s the perfect easy-care lifestyle escape, priced far below its true replacement value. Price: $1.8 million. View: By appointment. Agent: Dean Edmonds, Harcourts Image Realty Ltd, phone 277-9780, mob 0274-730-179.
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