INTENDED as the retirement home for his parents, Adelaide builder Peter Kosti spared no cost in the design and quality of this Glenelg lifestyle home.
Designed by Progetto Design and developed by Lang and Oxford Constructions, Mr Kosti says “Pinnacle on Kent” has been a labour of love and one of his favourite homes to project manage.
“It was designed for my parents who have lived in Springfield for the past 40 years so that they could move down to the beach and retire here,” he says.
“The house was designed with all that in mind but my mum felt sentimental about her house in Springfield so the decision was made to sell this home instead.”
Their change of heart will now be someone else’s fortune, with the brand new property a standout among Glenelg’s other quality character and contemporary homes.
Built to exacting standards, with a high level of customised specifications and energy ratings, the home covers 407sqm of living across three levels, one of which is solely dedicated to a rooftop terrace.
“Keeping it low maintenance was important but the actual idea for it came when a friend’s parents moved into a Holdfast penthouse and when I visited; they told me how much they loved it,” Mr Kosti says.
“So I thought we could probably create something like that, but as a house, to tick all the boxes.
“We also made sure the home had wide hallways on each level to make sure there was room for a walker and the bedrooms are extra spacious.
“We put in everything possible that would make living there easy and enjoyable.”
Featuring a versatile floorplan throughout, the home has been carefully divided into living and sleeping quarters, all decorated in modern neutral tones.
Entry is via a landscaped courtyard, which is ideally suited to small pets but also screens the home from the street.
A light-filled lounge room with a feature fireplace is found at the front of the ground floor and flows seamlessly to the combined kitchen and dining space as well as a second courtyard and veranda with built-in barbecue.
A laundry and guest bathroom, as well as access to the double garage is found to the rear.
Access to the second floor and rooftop terrace is offered via a wide timber staircase or the centrally-located, four person lift.
Three spacious bedrooms, a family bathroom as well as a retreat, are found on the first floor. The master suite, meanwhile, has a walk-through robe, ensuite and a balcony with ocean views.
Venture up another level, and it is here that you will find the 32sqm rooftop terrace, complete with outdoor kitchen.
“It’s one of those spaces where you just want to sit down with a glass of wine and enjoy the views,” Mr Kosti says.
“You can see and feel the ocean from up there. It just has a relaxing feel to it.”
While the home was designed for a retirement-aged couple, Mr Kosti says it is also suited to professionals seeking a lock-up-and-leave lifestyle near the beach.
“I really do love this home. It ticks all the boxes.
“I think just building something brand new, it just makes it all so much better.”
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