An indoor pool is a touch of luxury that makes good sense in this Templestowe home, especially when the weather is not conducive to swimming outdoors.
Installed in a room with high, vaulted ceilings, skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows, the pool here is a compelling feature.
Fast facts: 68 Websters Road, Templestowe, 3106
- Jellis Craig: 8841 4888
- Price: $2.5 million +
- Expressions of interest
- Brick-veneer house on 4001 square metres
- Two open-plan living zones
- Renovated kitchen with stone benchtops, Smeg appliances and integrated fridge and freezer
- Walk-in wardrobes in four of five bedrooms; home office/study
- Powder room
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor kitchen
- Covered patio
- Open fireplaces
- Ducted heating
- Split-system air-conditioning
- Five-car garage
- Automatic gates
- Landscaped garden
- Schools and shops within easy reach
- Easy access to EastLink
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The pool room is in a wing with four bedrooms (three with walk-in wardrobes) and a cluster of wet rooms – laundry, family bathroom, separate shower, toilet.
A second wing at the front takes in the entry, main bedroom, a home office or study and a living zone comprising an open-plan lounge and dining area.
The main hub of the house – the kitchen, meals area and family room – is between the two wings
It might sound like a simple floor plan, but fleshed out with parquetry floors, vaulted ceilings and spaces that flow easily, it is simply stunning.
A central gabled porch above the front door is the main highlight of the facade. On either side of the door, windows add to the symmetry. The garage has its own gabled porch, tying in with the streamlined look.
The foyer looks into the formal lounge, where there’s a fireplace flanked by well-dressed windows.
The main bedroom, with its travertine en suite, is to the left of the foyer. A comfy and well-kitted-out home office is to the right. The last main room in this adults’ wing is the dining room, which looks out to an east-facing verandah. There’s a quiet, organised feeling in these spaces.
Formality and privacy give way to exuberance in the central hub, which is the bridge between the quieter quarters.
High, vaulted ceilings over the meals area are matched by those in the family room. A two-way fireplace and built in cabinetry divide the shared spaces.
The recently renovated kitchen, with a Smeg stove and integrated fridge and freezer, has a long island bench separating it from the meals area.
This part of the house opens to a long, roofed and paved patio. The two bedroom wings, and that all-seasons pool, embrace the sides of the patio.
There’s an outdoor kitchen and bar under their own roof here, adding to the space’s utility.
This house is surrounded by a professionally landscaped garden and has a fenced north-south tennis court. For the youngsters, one of the highlights of the extensive outdoors will surely be the play zone, complete with swings and a swish, double-storey cubby.
Everything one might expect of a one-acre lot is here – tennis court, pool, pond and lock-up garage for five cars. Such home-grown amenities will help friends and family to play together and stay together, as the saying goes.
Schools and shops are not too far away, either. Primary schools, including Serpells and Templestowe Park, are within three kilometres. Templestowe College and East Doncaster Secondary are just a little further on.
Buses stop nearby to deliver commuters to and from the city and shoppers to and from Manningham’s commercial zones.
“AMAZING VIEWS, AN INCREDIBLE, FULL RENOVATION, AN INDOOR POOL & A PRIVATE SETTING MAKE THIS ONE OF OUR BEST,” ANDREW KELEHER – AGENT.