Make a splash in this stunning family entertainer at 2 Tapson Cres, Pasadena
With its winning combination of tennis court, swimming pool and ocean views – along with a reserve almost on its doorstep – this modern Pasadena family home is something of a suburban holiday resort.
It’s why vendor Steve Knight describes the four-bedroom Tapson Cres property as a “hidden gem”.
“It’s been a lovely home,” Mr Knight says of the two-storey residence he and his wife Janette – and their two children – moved in to 21 years ago. “We moved in with a 13-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, so they grew up here – and it’s been a fantastic family home with the pool and tennis court. And virtually right in front is Sleep’s Hill reserve, which is 69ha … so if you get bored with the pool and tennis court and everything else you can go for a walk in there. It’s nice to be able to step into a reserve of that magnitude right on your doorstep.”
Mr Knight says another attraction of the property is its perfect location in a “quiet little neighbourhood”.
“There’s only one way in and one way out of that area – so there’s no through traffic,” he says. “I think it’s a bit of a hidden gem to be honest. People wouldn’t expect all of this all so close to the city. I can leave for work at 7.55am, park the car and be in the office in the CBD by 8.30am.”
Beautifully positioned to capture spectacular valley and ocean views, the home is primed for year-round entertaining. The full-size synthetic grass tennis court – complete with lighting – is a feature, as is the fully tiled gas/solar heated saltwater chlorinated indoor pool, spa and gym room, complete with modern bar facilities and a renovated bathroom.
“We’ve hosted lots of birthdays, and entertained friends a lot … people tend to gravitate to it because of the view and tennis court,” Mr Knight says. “It’s been a good entertaining home really, and the kids’ friends were always staying over.”
An extra-large double garage has a solid timber automated panel-lift door and offers direct access into the home. There is an additional carport alongside of the garage, complete with timber-slatted gates and camera intercom with colour monitor and auto-door release.
Inside, the home’s gourmet kitchen has been updated in recent years, offering gorgeous finishes which include the frosted-glass splashback, Caesarstone benchtops and semi-gloss white cabinetry. The kitchen is fitted with a walk-in pantry, a separate pantry cupboard, a Kleenmaid electric cooktop, a Smeg stainless steel wall oven, a built-in microwave, an Asko dishwasher, a double sink and a wall-mounted noticeboard/organiser. There is a fabulous lockable wine room in the passage leading to the family room, offering a frameless glass door and lined with extensive wine racks – ideal for the connoisseur.
Excellent family accommodation is provided with four bedrooms on the upper level, including the indulgent master suite. The master includes a sparkling renovated two-person ensuite, a walk-in robe, and sliding door access to a sensational private outdoor terrace.
With their children having moved out, the Knights are now downsizing to a property at Brighton, with Mr Knight saying the time was right for a new family to begin making their own memories in the home.
“There are good schools nearby – Westminster is just down the road really and Scotch College is even closer,” he says. “It’s also only a few minutes from Flinders Uni and Medical Centre, so we’re thinking someone connected with either of those centres might be interested.”
2 Tapson Cres, Pasadena
$1.29 million to $1.39 million
Agent: Ouwens Casserly Real Estate, Cynthia Sajkunovic 0418 856 334. Land size: 2248 sqm. Offers: Close Thursday, October 10 at noon.