Backyard pool trend turned on its head

To ensure they made the most of their corner block and were still able to have a large backyard, Felicity and Joel Ferrie put their swimming pool at the front of the house when they built it.

As well as giving them extra space, Mrs Ferrie said it stood out as an interesting design feature.

After they bought the vacant block of land at Yeronga, they spent close to 12 months building on it.

“I grew up in Yeronga, so I love the area and I think that attracted us to Yeronga itself,’’ Mrs Ferrie said.

“This particular block is quite unique – it is 48m long by 10m and it sits on a corner so it gives you a big frontage to the street but it allowed us to do a couple of interesting different design features that you wouldn’t be able to do on a standard block.’’ Mrs Ferrie said you walked into the home past the pool, and the kitchen and living areas looked out onto it.

“It kind of brings the view inside, rather than having the pool in the backyard and it also meant we could have a massive backyard on a small block (481sq m of land).’’

Mrs Ferrie’s favourite part of the house is the living and dining area and the way it interacts with the pool.

They also included a “wine cellar’’ in the front entrance of the house.

“As you walk in the front door there is a wine cellar but it is also a bit of an artwork the way it shows all the bottles as you walk in the front door,’’ she said.

“There is a lot of glass used downstairs so there is a huge amount of natural light that you can get being on the corner block with all of the windows everywhere.’’

The Hampton’s-style home has four bedrooms on the upper level and a guest bedroom on the ground floor.

After entering the black VJ front door, there are honed concrete-style floor tiles and high ceilings throughout the lower level. The kitchen, which is also on the downstairs level, has Calcutta Nuvo stone island bench tops, soft-close cabinetry, and a butlers pantry, with the wine cellar.

The backyard is accessed through glass sliding doors.

There is an outdoor dining area here which includes a barbecue.

As well as the bedrooms, the upstairs level of the home has a rumpus room and a bathroom.

The main bedroom on this level has a walk-in robe, ensuite and study nook.

There are high ceilings throughout the house which includes ducted airconditioning.

The home has a double, lockup garage with additional storage space and a 2.7m high garage door which makes it suitable for parking a boat or a caravan.


40 Rome St North, Yeronga

5 bed, three bath, two car

Agent: Roger Carr, Tyla Brimblecombe, Ray White Bulimba

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