I’D build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen”, Topol sang in Fiddler on the Roof.
And with four-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, a formal living/dining room, family room and an upstairs sitting room, there’s an even dozen to be found in this two-storey home on Riverview Terrace in Mt Pleasant.
The roof tiles may be manufactured slate, not tin, but there’s plenty of “real wooden” floors.
And there are two staircases, “one for going up” and “one for coming down”.
Topol sings of his wife “supervising meals to her heart’s delight”, and the huge kitchen in this sprawling abode is certainly a chef’s delight.
There are two work areas with lovely granite bench tops, inset with stainless-steel compost bins, and a stainless-steel splash-back flanked by glass.
With a Gaggenau steamer and St George charcoal grill, Franke double-bowl sinks and an integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher, anyone working in this space would feel like “putting on airs and strutting like a peacock”.
The entry vestibule leads into a huge dining/living area, and onto the open-plan with it’s generous dining area and family room.
In his wildest imaginings, Topol couldn’t have envisioned this alfresco area, and he would be saying “Oy vey”, at the timbered ceiling and flagstone paving, set in a lush garden, with a sparkling blue pool and high walls.
Use either set of stairs to reach the second level, where you’ll find a theatre room/home office, sitting room, and the rest of the bedrooms, including a very generous main.
The spacious en suite has double vanities and there’s a dressing room.
I’d be taking my morning coffee on the balcony to enjoy the chorus of bird calls, courtesy of the many trees in all directions, and views of the river and city.
This stunning home is a few minutes’ walk from the river and and a short drive from shops and cafes.
by JENNY D’ANGER
44 Riverview Terrace, Mt Pleasant
from late $1 million to early $2 million
0409 300 600