A GLANCE at this home will tell you that it has many attractive features, but owners Laura and Mark Casey have differing opinions on its best attributes.
“I love sitting in the alfresco area at the back of the house because I can enjoy the garden and the views of the pool and park,” Mrs Casey said.
“But if you ask my husband he would say he loves his wine cellar and his 10-car garage.”
The home on a 945sq m block was designed by architect Gary Banham and built in 2014.
It is opposite Alderbury and Perry Lakes reserves and Mrs Casey said the views are to die for and inspired the design.
“We wanted to capitalise on the view of the park,” she said.
“We wanted as much glass as possible so as to not feel enclosed by walls but still maintain privacy where necessary.
“The indoor/outdoor entertaining area had to flow and combine seamlessly to create one spacious area and the master and junior suites had to be spacious and contain their own ensuite bathrooms.”
The home’s entertaining features are certainly impressive.
The ground floor includes an open-plan living area with lounge with feature gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen with Miele and Liebherr appliances, Corian and granite benchtops and a butler’s pantry.
Retractable sliding glass doors open this zone to the grand entertaining area, which feels more like another room than an alfresco area.
It has barbecue and kitchen facilities that extend from the indoor kitchen, plenty of space and overlooks the pool.
The Casey family has made the most of these facilities.
“On numerous occasions we have enjoyed bringing together a dozen or so friends for barbecues on weekends,” Mrs Casey said.
“My most special memory has to be the time when our daughter asked if she could hold her engagement party at our place and we were easily able to accommodate 150 guests in the open plan entertaining area, and later her hen’s party, 30th birthday party and my husband’s 50th.”
The ground floor also includes a home office, a guest bedroom with ensuite, powder room and laundry.
A suspended staircase leads to the first floor with another living area, two children’s bedrooms, each with their own ensuite, and the enviable master bedroom.
Mrs Casey said it was a definite “wow” and had a feeling of grandeur.
It includes his-and-hers walk-in robes, jewellery drawer, ironing board drawer, a coffee station and a large ensuite with bath, screen-free shower and double vanity units.
It opens to a balcony that runs the length of the room and has views over the parkland and Reabold Hill.
If you tire of looking at the beauty of nature, close the curtains and access the 100-inch, remote-controlled, recessed retractable TV screen with projector and BOSE sound system.
Mr Casey’s wine cellar is on the basement level and includes two Vintec wine fridges.
This level also includes a workshop with wet area and toilet and the garage – Mrs Casey said it was every man’s dream.
The home has many more quality features including an outdoor shower, ducted vacuum system, ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, gardens with reticulation and Chemigem pool system.
Their children have left home and Mr and Mrs Casey are downsizing, creating an opportunity for a new family to enjoy this truly magnificent home.
130 Alderbury Street
Offers by May 19
Agency: Airey Real Estate
Contact: David McKenzie on 0419 916 889 or Murray Peter on 0411 188 825