WHEN a property is meant to be your forever home, you find yourself putting so much more effort into the design and finer touches until it is everything you could want.
It was exactly that kind of love that was behind the home at 5 O'Farrell Place, but it sadly won't get to be the family's forever home as intended.
The family built the home themselves and have lived there for the past two years, with the idea being that the four children could be raised there.
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But before they knew it, the youngest child had graduated high school and a home of this size was no longer needed.
"We planned for this day and all of a sudden it was upon us," the owner said, adding it was time for them to move on.
The hope is that this property can become home for a family who could use it the way it was always intended and appreciate its unique design.
What sets this property apart is its Japanese-inspired architecture, seeing the home laid out across three "pavilions".
The first contains the main living area, kitchen and master suite, while pavilion two houses the remaining bedrooms and a second living area.
The home's double garage fills out the third pavilion.
When it comes to the living areas, the owners opted for a large open-plan concept that would encourage their children to spend time with their family.
The kitchen overlooks the living space and is complete with a large stainless steel oven, dishwasher, walk-in pantry and a breakfast bar long enough to accommodate six people.
The positioning of the property and choice of a pitched roof lets in a lot of natural light to warm up the space.
The nearby master suite features clever design elements of its own, such as a walk-through wardrobe and a generous ensuite.
All of the other bedrooms in the home have either built-in or walk-in wardrobes and offer low-maintenance tile flooring.
In addition to two bathrooms in the first pavilion, there is an enormous family bathroom in pavilion two, right near the bedrooms.
It features a luxurious tub, a generous shower, toilet and modern vanity.
Outdoors, this property has many desirable features.
Along the back of the property, nestled between the pavilions, are two immensely private paved courtyards.
They are in addition to two larger outdoor areas at either end of the property.
A lot of care has been taken to continue the Japanese theme throughout the garden, as seen with the incorporation of the stones and small plants.
Also on offer at 5 O'Farrell Place is an abundance of off-street parking, side access, a spa, airconditioning and underfloor slab heating powered by solar panels.
The property is listed with One Agency Bestwick Real Estate's owner, Mitchell Bestwick, who said that it would appeal to a variety of buyers.
To find out more about this home, call 6331 7372 or SMS the keyword 5Ofarrell to 0488 844 557. Private inspections can be arranged.