Inside the home at 8 Defender St, Newport.“It’s a very universal sort of house — it can cater to a lot of people.”Set on a 950sq m block, the home has 438sq m under roof.On the ground floor, there is an open-plan living, dining, kitchen and rumpus area, as well as a study, media room, gym and family room. The laundry has external access and there is a powder room. The home at 8 Defender St, Newport.THIS canal home has plenty of space for the family to spread out or entertain. The renovated property at 8 Defender St, Newport, has an outlook over the water and high mast canal access.Owner Stephen Foran said the views and location were hard to beat.“I love the aspect looking out over the canal and I love the easy access to Moreton Bay,” Mr Foran said. The home at 8 Defender St, Newport.The kitchen has stone benchtops, an induction cooktop and a self-cleaning oven, while the rumpus room leads to the entertaining area.Upstairs, the master bedroom includes a walk-in robe and an ensuite, and the three other bedrooms have built-in robes.Outside, the big entertainment area has an outdoor kitchen and leads to the pool and lawn.The home comes with a double lockup garage and side access for a boat or caravan. The home at 8 Defender St, Newport.“The house is well situated, too — you don’t get any of that blistering sun but the breezes come right on through.”Mr Foran said the property was also great for having friends and family over.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The whole place is set up for entertaining, with the living area coming off the kitchen and leading to the entertainment area, which is massive, and the pool,” he said. “With the four living areas, there’s also plenty of space to escape the kids and have some peace and quiet.