REN­O­VATED TO A HIGH STAN­DARD

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

WHEN owner Tim An­gell first bought this prop­erty in 2003, the orig­i­nal dwelling was a less than prac­ti­cal home with a pokey floor plan.

“It was just a typ­i­cal house in an older style that was just ba­sic and not suited to us at all,” Mr An­gell, who orig­i­nally lived there with his mother and brother, said.

“So we ba­si­cally knocked down most of the house, ex­tended it to the side and back, and de­signed it so there were lots of sep­a­rate ar­eas so we weren’t living on top of one an­other.

“All we kept were two bed­rooms, a hall­way and a study, and things like the old kitchen – which was just small and use­less – be­came a bath­room.”

To­day, the wel­com­ing res­i­dence beck­ons with its stream­lined lime­stone fa­cade, punc­tu­ated by low-main­te­nance gar­den beds and a new dou­ble car­port on the 842sq m block.

Mixed with orig­i­nal fea­tures such as the jar­rah floor­boards, there is much to fall in love with.

Up the steps and past the se­cure en­try, the home opens into a hall­way with stor­age, lead­ing through to the three bed­rooms – in­clud­ing the mas­ter with en­suite – the laun­dry and the fam­ily bath­room.

Step­ping fur­ther in­side, the res­i­dence re­ally comes to life in the free-flow­ing main living space, which extends all the way out to the pool.

“About 99 per cent of the time, I’ll cy­cle be­tween the kitchen, the out­door area and the study,” Mr An­gell said.

“The kitchen is nice and big and I cook of­ten, so that’s why we got the 900mm ap­pli­ances.”

The tiled space is per­fect for a fam­ily that loves to spend time to­gether, with more than enough room for ev­ery­one to stretch out.

Down­lights and a neu­tral colour scheme helps keep things look­ing sleek as well.

Flow­ing out from the lounge through beau­ti­ful dou­ble glass doors is the sunken al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing space. It is per­fect for bar­be­cues and get­to­geth­ers. The adults can sit back here while watch­ing over the kids in the pool.

Com­plet­ing the home are ducted evap­o­ra­tive air­con­di­tion­ing, bore-retic­u­lated gar­dens, a se­cu­rity alarm sys­tem and a cel­lar.

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