Grand design

GOB-SMACKINGLY spacious probably best sums up my first impressions of this Bateman Road, Mt Pleasant home.

Other superlatives, such as opulent, sumptuous and sophisticated came to mind as I wandered through the five-bedroom/three-bathroom mansion.

Beautiful black, wrought iron gates guard the home, and standing under the soaring portico, I took in the pool off to the side as sunshine picked out the dolphin mosaic on the bottom, bringing the leaping creatures to life.

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Walls of glass

Inside was as bright as the outdoors, thanks to walls of glass extending to the second level on two sides of the massive entry.

Like a scene from an episode of Dallas, wrought iron and black granite stairs curves majestically to the second level.

Cresting the staircase you’ll find a spacious sitting area, a swathe of glass walls, and a balcony with river views.

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The bedrooms are also on this level, including the massive main with its spacious river-facing balcony and walk-in-robe.

Hand-painted columns lead to a super-sized open-ensuite, with spa and double vanities.

The living spaces are in the ground floor, a sweeping open area, its ceiling held aloft by columns.

Tucked inside a huge curved wall of glass the dining area overlooks the alfresco area and pool.

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There’s more black granite in the kitchen, topping a huge sweep of bench space.

Golden American oak drawers and cupboards, including a walk-in-pantry, are the perfect foil for the black and white decor of the living space and kitchen.

This is a chef’s delight, with state of the art appliances, including a built-in coffee machine.

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And with a five-burner Ilve cooktop and oven it doesn’t get any better when it comes to cooking up a storm for friends and family, whether dining indoors or in the expansive alfresco area.

The river and a tranquil foreshore path are a two-minute walk away, and there’s no shortage of shops and eateries close to hand.


7 Bateman Road, Mt Pleasant
Eric Haranto
0421 272 152
Harcourts Applecross
9364 2788

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