CHARACTER HOME IN A TOP SPOT
EVERY now and again, a home comes on to the market that offers opportunities for family gettogethers and afternoons in the sun.
Buyers who want to create their own memories will find a special space at 86A Carnarvon Street – a quaint two-bedroom house built in 1927.
Selling agent Craig Wildman said the property was perfect for buyers looking for a well-priced entry into East Victoria Park.
“It’s ideal for a young couple or a single person looking to get into the suburb,” he said.
“It’s a nice character home in a great location close to the gym and the cafe strip.”
Along the tree-lined street, an unassuming driveway leads to the dark timber gates, which slide away to reveal the private cottage.
Past the paved front courtyard with shade sails – perfect for barbecues – the entry into the home is on the decked veranda.
Character features create a sense of timelessness in the dwelling, from the richly hued jarrah floorboards to the decorative, lofty ceilings.
But a thoughtful renovation ensures the residence is decidedly contemporary, marrying modern styling with charming extras such as the original stove recess in the kitchen.
The lounge is a spacious area and has a lovely feature fireplace.
This connects directly to the main bedroom, which has built-in robes and a lovely view of the front courtyard.
Further inside is the open-plan kitchen and dining area – a space drenched in natural light flooding in from the back yard.
It has a 900mm freestanding oven and cooker, timber countertops and stacks of storage including a pantry.
Just off this area are the second bedroom and the bathroom, both of which are beautifully presented.
Double french doors from the dining room open into the rear courtyard, revealing another alfresco area with a shade sail that is a lovely spot for meals under the stars.
Other features include a storeroom, and a location within walking distance of schools, bus stops, the Park Centre and Carlisle train station.