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Down a half level from the parental retreat there are two children’s bedrooms and a second lounge which opens out onto an afternoon lawn area. Down another half level there are further bedrooms, a wine cellar, laundry and, tucked out of sight around the side, a two-car garage. In terms of design, decor and finishes, the interiors are clean-lined and airy but with nods to the past. One of the main features that would have been in evidence in the 1900s are the high ceilings – here, they are a soaring 3.2m high. “Elements like the panelled ceilings, a pressed tin backsplash and panelled island in the kitchen, the high toekicks and detailed fire surround are all loose interpretations of classic elements, meant to add the character of the past rather than replicate history,” Leuschke says. Everything looks pristine in traditional white, with the stained oak floors that run right through the home setting off the pale tones. Despite the old-world exterior and classic detail nods on the interior, this is a modern home in terms of function, and day-to-day living. Seen from the entry, a long, rectangular pool runs down the sunny side of the house, spelling summer fun and socialising in any century. Above left and top: The master bathroom to the rear of the house has frosted glass windows providing privacy. A sleek bath filler contrasts old-world mirror frames, while the chandelier brings a touch of bling. Cantilevered his and her vanities add to the room’s sense of space, as does the glass shower stall and largeformat stone tiles. Above: Panelled ceilings feature in the master bedroom. The dressing room behind leads to the ensuite. search | save | share at