THAT this Howes Crescent Dianella home was built by a builder as his family home shows in the sweeping proportions of its rooms, the high ceilings and the quality finishes.
“When a builder builds for himself he goes all the way,” agent Mervyn Missell muses.
But then again this is the “golden triangle” of Dianella so you wouldn’t expect anything else, he adds.
The vendor had been staying at his father’s much smaller home as he looked for somewhere to settle his brood.
“When we moved in I thought ‘God it takes a long time to walk anywhere’,” he only half jokes of the many generous rooms of this five-bedroom home, sitting on a whopping 809sqm.
There’s a handy, decorative compass set in the tiles of the spacious entry, its large points giving a heads up to the direction needed, whether the formal lounge/dining guarded by huge columns, or the main bedroom with its air of a resort hotel thanks to a bank of white plantation shutters.
Double walk-in robes flank the wide entry to the ensuite, a huge space with spa, separate shower and WC and double vanities.
Follow the southern pointer down the long hall and you’ll find french doors guarding an expansive open-plan living/dining/kitchen.
You’re on your own once you pass into this gargantuan space, where a large gas stone fireplace warms winter nights.
There’s a huge theatre room close by, a built-in bar promising some great movie nights with friends and extended family.
And when they need victuals there’s the amazingly spacious kitchen, with a bank of white drawers and cupboards, including a walk-in pantry and slick black marble tops.
But with summer around the corner you may prefer the covered alfresco area, next to the pool.
This luxurious home is close to schools, shops and parklands, and a mere 15-minute drive from the CBD, or as the vendor says: “It’s close to everything–but far enough away.”
by JENNY D’ANGER
54 Howes Crescent, Dianella,
Auction Saturday October 31, 12-noon
Mervyn Missell | 0404 889 325
Acton Mt Lawley | 9727 2488