MOVE over The Bold and the Beautiful, this Melville home is the biggest kid on the block.
It’s so vast I could have done with a GPS to navigate the four-bedrooms, three living rooms, theatre room, two studies and massive open-plan.
And it’s no surprise that this two-storey Cardew Street house is on a 792sqm block.
A timber-ceilinged portico offers shelter as you step into the huge entry vestibule, where a lotus leaf motif adds a royal touch to the sparkling white tiles.
With so much house to care for, new owners will be happy with the low maintenance of these tiles, which flow throughout.
Three of the bedrooms, all double and with walk-in-robes, form a ground-floor wing.
The owners really understood the needs of teenage girls when they created a shared bathroom for their daughters, with a large separate vanity and a separate loo.
Pulling out my sunnies, I stepped into the open plan where sunlight streamed in from all directions thanks to a slew of windows.
The whiteness of the walls and floor is softened by gorgeous grey-blue granite benches, and golden timber cupboards and drawers in the kitchen.
Whipping up a feast for visiting hordes would be a breeze in this huge space with a six-burner Ilve stove and walk-in-pantry.
The dining area is wrapped in an aquarium of glass walls with views of a lovely rose garden and the sparkling blue, heated pool.
Going alfresco is as easy as pulling back the floor-to-ceiling doors and wandering out to the timber-roofed patio, where a beautifully manicured garden surrounds the pool and spa.
The second level is a parents’ wing par-excellence, with a huge sitting room and two balconies, one with city views and river glimpses.
The bedroom area is spacious with walk-in-robes and a grand ensuite.
This huge space has marble-topped double vanities, and matching curved stairs to a giant tub, set into a curved wall.
Cardew St is close to Melville High School and there’s a couple of cafes and shops a couple of minutes walk away.
by JENNY D’ANGER
16 Cardew Street, Melville
auction Sat November 18,
0410 085 174
0411 166 983