House of the week: 85 Turnball Drive, East Maitland

The biggest challenge with this property will be deciding which kitchen to use - the gourmet indoor kitchen or its designer outdoor counterpart. Designed to enjoy good food with good company it has been well thought out with a series of indoor and outdoor living spaces.

The covered entertaining deck offers spotted gum flooring as well as a built-in barbecue station with five burner barbecue, 20mm stone benchtops, single basin sink and frosted glass storage cupboards.

A fully insulated roof and west facing wall provides protection from the elements, whilst the deck’s elevated position allows views of Rathluba Lagoon and park.

Both the family and formal dining rooms flow  onto the deck, offering a hub that is perfect for hosting everything from small family barbecues to large parties or events.

The gourmet indoor kitchen has a fresh, modern style, including 40mm stone benchtops and glossy white, soft-close cabinetry. A central island bench provides lots of preparation space as well as a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances which include a Blanco oven and five burner gas stove as well as a Miele dishwasher. Polished spotted gum floorboards gleam in all of the living spaces.

There are 4 bedrooms, the master with walk-in robe and en-suite and all other bedrooms with built-in robes. Storage is easy with a large walk-in linen closet, walk-in pantry and a 5.8m x 4.1m storage room. The property also boasts formal landscaped gardens with a feature loose rock fire pit, double garage and zoned, ducted air conditioning.