YEARS OF REN­O­VA­TION PAY OFF

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

GO­ING un­der the ham­mer this week­end is this beau­ti­fully pre­sented fam­ily home that ben­e­fits from a lux­ury fit-out, a tran­quil cul-de-sac lo­ca­tion in Flem­ing­ton Chase es­tate and a ver­sa­tile floor plan.

Own­ers Phil and Carol Simp­son bought the orig­i­nal dwelling nine years ago, con­stantly ren­o­vat­ing it along the way.

“It was an on­go­ing pro­ject for us; we con­verted the old car­port into the lounge, added on the dou­ble garage, re­did the gar­dens and land­scap­ing and to­tally re­did all the kitchens and bath­rooms,” Mr Simp­son said.

“We just made the lay­out a lit­tle bit eas­ier for us.”

Mod­est from the street front of the 552sq m block, the res­i­dence quickly re­veals ul­tra-con­tem­po­rary in­te­ri­ors an­chored by chic tim­ber floor­ing.

At the front of the home is a cav­ernous lounge with a wel­com­ing fire­place and a TV al­cove just above it – a won­der­fully sleek space for fam­ily time and for en­ter­tain­ing guests.

Also in this front sec­tion of the house are the home of­fice – large enough for two work­sta­tions – the master suite and a sec­ond bed­room with built-in robes.

In a north­ern wing at the back are two more mi­nor bed­rooms with built-in robes, the fam­ily bath­room, a sep­a­rate toi­let and the laun­dry with a linen closet.

Of course, this means the heart of the home is the thought­fully de­signed open-plan main liv­ing space, which has vaulted ceil­ings and down­lights to cre­ate a real sense of spa­cious­ness.

Nes­tled into a cor­ner of the room, look­ing across the din­ing and liv­ing rooms and all the way out to the al­fresco area is the kitchen.

This tiled space is fully equipped with stain­less steel cook­ing ap­pli­ances, a dish­washer, tons of stor­age, a dou­ble-sized fridge re­cess sur­rounded by a wine rack, and a break­fast bar for ca­sual meals.

Step­ping out through dou­ble french doors, there is a brick­paved al­fresco area with a gabled pa­tio for en­ter­tain­ing in the warmer weather.

Here there is more than enough room to set up an out­door lounge space, as well as a din­ing and bar­be­cue area.

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