Beautiful photos of a property can give an overview of the main attractions but the best way to get a feel for a house, its dimensions and quality of the build is to attend an open inspection.
Although technically a duplex, it has a generous floorplan.
“This is not your stock-standard duplex template – it’s a family home” Mr Aktas said.
On about 500sqm in a peaceful cul-de-sac, the brand new five-bedroom four-bathroom house with a two-car garage offers 350sqm of internal floor space.
A flexible layout shows three living zones – five if you count two outdoor areas.
A tour of the house starts in an entrance with 3.6 metre shadowline ceilings.
To the right is the first of the living zones, a formal lounge flooded with natural light from three big windows.
Guests/in-laws have a bedroom with an ensuite, which you won’t come across in many duplexes.
There is also a full bathroom across the hall.
The laundry is an airy room by duplex standards, with storage and space to open up an ironing board.
An open-plan casual dining and living zone is the next chillout stop.
The kitchen is a stunner.
It has a breakfast bar that seats five, integrated dishwasher and walk-in pantry.
Thick stone benches, a herringbone tile splashback and pendant lighting reflect the attention to detail that shines throughout the property.
Beyond sliding doors is a covered outdoor entertainment zone with a kitchenette and natural gas outlet.
Head upstairs to four more stylish bedrooms, two bathrooms, study and the fourth and fifth living zones – a family room that opens to an expansive terrace.
The main bedroom is fit for royalty, with a walk-in robe and ensuite. A main bathroom contains a two-sink vanity.
Other features include solid blackbutt floors, all bathrooms with floor to ceiling mosaic tiles and door fittings in matt black.
The property is on the border of Eastwood and West Ryde. It is a six-minute walk to city buses on Stewart St.
It has a price guide: $1.6 million.