THE COM­PLETE FAM­ILY PACK­AGE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

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.

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