THE highlight of this Hamilton Hill home is the alfresco area, says the vendor.
The elevated deck overlooks a lush garden with a myriad of limestone features, including a huge decorative portal leading to a side garden.
North facing, the alfresco’s soaring cathedral roof protects it from the worst of the weather.
“When it’s like this I sit out here, listening to the birds singing and the skinks running around,” the vendor says on a warm autumn day.
“And I love it when we get thunder and lightning.”
The three-bedroom Forrest Road home is rock solid, built from limestone blocks, some with cute niches cut into them for small artworks.
Naturally formed holes are a feature in the stones flanking the stairs, which lead to a second-level sitting area.
With its timber cathedral ceiling, and huge windows either end, this cavernous space is the vendor’s favourite spot when the sun goes down.
Interior limestone walls give a creamy glow that contrasts perfectly with the soft gold of the bamboo floors.
The natural elements of this home are further enhanced in the kitchen, with a sweep of dark honey-gold, sheoak benchtops. Massive windows and a soaring mezzanine ensure this generous space is bathed with light on the gloomiest days.
On the other side of the room, a trio of cute stained glass windows is set in a limestone wall, and timber-framed french doors lead to the alfresco.
Nearby is a spacious office nook with a lovely sheoak bench.
The generous main bedroom has a walk-in-robe, ensuite and a door to a courtyard garden.
Sitting on a generous 605sqm lot, the garden is an ordered wilderness with dichondra growing between limestone flagstones.
There’s a heap of fruit trees including citrus, fig and olive.
by JENNY D’ANGER
174A Forrest Road, Hamilton Hill
mid to high $600,000s
Frank Sander 0411 123 477