GRAND proportions and a majestic streetfront do well to set the scene for what is in store for buyers when they take a peek at this Birdwood Parade residence.
The upscale family home has a dynamic combination of contemporary glamour coupled with a premium location opposite Beaton Park and the yacht club.
Owner Sayaka Oda shares the house with her husband and two children.
“I think the house was built around 2010 and we have lived here for five years,” Ms Oda said.
“It was a brand-new house – nobody lived in it before us.
“It’s a good location and the living areas are all upstairs, so it’s a great design for a family.”
The luxury home was clearly created with entertaining in mind, with the majority of both levels dedicated to impressing friends and family who visit. Since moving in, the family has also made a few improvements to the residence.
“We put in solar panels, a Zip boiler, the solar-heated pool, reverse-cycle airconditioning in every room upstairs and a steam shower in the main bathroom,” Ms Oda said.
“We also covered the patio area.”
On the ground-floor level, a central games room with built-in bar adjoins a fully equipped home theatre and wraps around the undercover pool, along with the alfresco entertaining area.
Here, there is another bar with pantry, as well as an outdoor sauna.
Upstairs, a void above the pool provides a wonderful view from the sprawling living/dining/kitchen area, meaning that resort vibe is never lost wherever you choose to entertain.
The sleeping quarters are just as impressive as the entertaining spaces, with the master bedroom tucked away at the front of the top floor.
This immense bedroom flows past his-and-her walk-in robes to a spectacular ensuite and has direct access out to the balcony sitting area.
The balcony is also accessible via a lounge room linking two of three staircases in the home.
“The best views of the river are from the balcony and main bedroom,” Ms Oda said.
There are four minor bedrooms – two on each level – all with built-in robes and sharing a large bathroom and separate powder room on each floor as well.
But it doesn’t end there.
The residence also has a ground-floor home office with built-in furniture, a massive and well-appointed laundry room, a four-car garage and a formal dining room on the first floor with its own balcony.
85 Birdwood Parade
Agency: Ray White Dalkeith-Claremont
Contact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Phoebe Shi on 0478 950 812