THE COMPLETE FAMILY PACKAGE
MARRYING all the beauty of yesteryear with the mod cons today’s buyers desire, this Kensington home will appeal to families who want room to create memories.
And with extras such as the double carport – a rarity in the suburb – and the backyard swimming pool, this 506sq m property is no doubt a complete package.
Owner Mark Kennedy bought the house two years ago after a friend put the it on the market.
“I loved the house all those years ago when my friend owned it and when it came up for sale, I had to buy it,” he said.
“The basic structure has been in place since I bought it but I landscaped the front and back yards and added the carport 18 months ago.”
From the tree-lined street just off South Terrace, the white picket fence signals the first of the dwelling’s many character features.
Past the veranda and filigree entry, the charm is topped off with decorative cornicing, high ceilings, picture rails and richly hued timber floors.
The floor plan is free-flowing and versatile, starting with the formal front lounge, which can be used as a home office or third bedroom.
Stepping further inside, the dining room leads past the kitchen to the carpeted lounge room, extending out to the back garden through sliding french doors.
Out here, the full-width alfresco space under the main roof is great for lounging and enjoying meals in the open air.
Mr Kennedy said this was “unequivocally” his favourite spot in the house.
“From the late ’90s to early 2000s, when my friend used to own the place, we used to all come together and sit outside looking over the pool,” he said.
“These days, we get together and watch the footy out there.
“There are stereo speakers in the ceiling and a TV connection, the laundry has the perfect space for the mini bar fridge and there’s a separate toilet outside; you don’t even have to go inside.”
Completing the gorgeous residence is a lightfilled renovated bathroom, two very spacious bedrooms, and plenty of storage.