RENOVATED TO A HIGH STANDARD
THOUGHTFULLY renovated and extended, this 506sq m property is perfect for a young family who want to be close to it all.
The owners, a married couple with two teenage children and a dog, bought the property in 1998 after they migrated from Scotland.
“When we bought the house it was just your basic two-bedroom Californian bungalow,” the wife said.
“We lived in it for a while, did minor upgrades to the kitchen and then we did the extension in 2000 when our son was born.”
On a leafy street parallel to Canning Highway, the home is close to bus routes running straight into the city and down all the way to Fremantle.
Shops, cafes, the local IGA and schools are all a short drive away.
“It’s a nice family area, there are good schools and it’s a nice community,” the owner said.
“We also liked it here because Kensington is predominantly houses – there aren’t many units or apartments – and for its proximity to everywhere, including the city and river.”
Showcasing tons of street appeal, the home is tucked away behind a charming white picket fence.
Beyond the front porch, the home has character features expected of a home of this vintage – such as high decorative ceilings, picture rails, leadlight windows and jarrah floorboards – which create a warm and inviting ambience.
The minor bedrooms and family bathroom are at the front of the home, including the second bedroom complete with lounge to create the ultimate guest room or teenager’s retreat.
Moving further inside the airconditioned residence, it becomes hard to pick where the original house stops and the extension begins.
Here, the spacious kitchen with island bench and stainless steel appliances ties together beautifully with the massive dining room with vaulted ceilings.
Outside is a timber deck that is perfect for dining or entertaining under the stars.