CONSIDER hosting your own My Kitchen Rules cook-off, with two kitchens in adjacent rooms in this Westlake house designed for two families.
Rod and Sandy Saunders were looking for a property they could share with their daughter and twin grandchildren when they spied 226 Horizon Drive, Westlake.
An 18-month renovation converted the house into dual living, with two of everything, including the laundry and kitchen.
“It’s not often a good idea for two women to share a kitchen in my opinion,” Mr Saunders, a UK kitchen designer who migrated to Australia seven years ago, said.
The house has a separate wing with bedrooms, two bathrooms and a family room connected to the main house by a sliding door.
“My daughter works awkward hours so if she’s on a night shift the kids can come through the dividing door,” he said.
“And we share the facilities of the garden and the pool.”
It was life changes that prompted the move to Westlake and now life changes see the Saunders family moving on four years later.
“It’s no longer suitable for us because our daughter is moving on so my wife and I have this beautiful home which we don’t want to leave but we see the sense in doing so.”
The internal house is spread over 266sq m in an L shape with the pool and undercover patio area linking the two living spaces.
The main part of the house has the living and dining areas, two kitchens, a bathroom and two laundries, while upstairs has the master bedroom with ensuite, a main bathroom and three separate bedrooms.
And then there is room for cars.
“It has this enormous garage, and a four car garage which I’ve used as a play room for the girls with table tennis and air hockey, but that would make a good teenage retreat.”