THE owners have four children and wanted a large family house with all the modern conveniences when they built this home in 2016.
They bought the original property in 2013, liking the traditional quarter acre block and riverside location.
“Bishop Reserve and Mrs Herberts Park are in walking distance and you can walk to Dalkeith Primary School and village shops,” they said.
“The bus passes down Waratah Avenue, which is great for school kids and gives easy access to Claremont Quarter.”
They set out to create a two-storey home based on the warmth and character of the Hamptons style, suited to entertaining and with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces.
The completed glamorous residence ticks all those boxes.
Double teak and iron front doors open to the entry with a black and white French crystal chandelier – a indication of the luxury features to be found throughout the home.
The ground floor includes an office with built-in storage, theatre room with recessed ceiling and coloured LED lights, and a huge living space with European ceramic tiled flooring, chandelier and 5m light-filled void.
A sitting area has a gas log fireplace with stone surround; the owners said it was a great area to relax with a book or watch TV.
The dining area has ample space for family meals or large events and the kitchen is a chef’s delight with a 5m Essastone benchtop, gloss cabinetry, metallic glass splashback, double oven, 8-burner gas cooktop and separate scullery with stone benchtops, large pantry and plenty of storage, sink and fridge.
“We spend a lot of time in and around the kitchen,” the owners said.
“The long island bench works well for a family with children and entertaining, or cooking at home.
“We also held a Christmas family event in the open-dining hall, which was very memorable with the grand piano playing.”
The dining and sitting area both open to a generously sized alfresco area with European tiled flooring and ceiling fans.
Luxurious family living continues in the backyard with a trampoline, sandpit and plenty of room to play for the kids, plus a herb garden and pool with water feature, remote-controlled LED lighting, travertine tile paving and a fence with electronic toddler alarm.
The family’s bedrooms are upstairs and include two with walk-in robes, one with built-in robes and the master with a chandelier, dressing room with built-in cabinetry, ensuite with stone benchtops, double vanity unit, double shower with rainfall showerheads, and access to a balcony overlooking the treetops of Dalkeith.
There is also a sitting area on this floor that overlooks the ground floor living spaces, and the main bathroom with walk-in shower with rainfall showerhead, bath and vanity unit with Essastone benchtops.
When guests comes to stay they will also enjoy a touch of opulence in the ground-floor bedroom with chandelier, walk-in robe, ensuite with double vanity unit with stone benchtop and rainfall showerhead, and access to the alfresco area.
154 Waratah Avenue
Agency: The Agency
Contact: Paul Silovs on 0402 486 820