THIS HOME IS A FANTASTIC PICK-UP
IT is vastly obvious just how much owners Julie and Geoff love this 227sq m Belmont home. In fact, Julie said she would pick up this home and move it if she could.
“My home is a reflection of me and Geoff,” Julie said.
“We bought it unfinished, which was good because I was able to put my personality into it.”
Originally built by Impressions on the 400sq m block, the couple completed the home themselves by adding a number of extras, including the planter boxes at the front – “I built them brick by brick,” Julie said – the A-frame patio at the rear and the flat-top patio to the side.
“We also put in a reverse-cycle airconditioner out there so we can pull down the café blinds and put the heat on in winter and then reverse it in summer,” she said.
This alfresco entertaining area is no doubt a focal point of this cosy family dwelling, offering two distinct spaces for hosting friends and family.
Under the main roof is an ideal lounge space for sharing a cuppa when people drop by, while the extensions create ample dining areas for barbecues or large parties.
“I had my 50th birthday and my mum’s 80th back here,” Julie said. “You can get a good 30 to 40 people in there. We sit out in the back all the time as it’s very quiet and you can go there and switch off after work.”
There is also a heated eight-person spa with feature lighting for parents and a sand pit at the rear for the kids.
Inside the home, there is an open-plan main living space with high ceilings, timber floorboards and a stunning kitchen, a formal front lounge, as well as four bedrooms, including the master with ensuite and walk-in robe.
The home also comes with a double garage with shopper’s entry, a separate storeroom, an alarm system and ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning.
“It’s a beautiful, friendly neighbourhood, too,” Julie said. “When the neighbours mow their lawn, they mow ours as well.
“And recently, the City of Belmont held a movie night at Centenary Park. Everyone came down with their chairs but we’re a little bit lucky – we could sit on our front porch and watch it from there.”
The property is open for viewing on Saturday and Sunday, noon-12.30pm and by appointment.