Blessed with possibilities
A Parkside conversion could be the answer to your property prayers, writes Thomas Conlin.
THE character and charm is built in already in a converted Parkside church while the interior offers scope for the expression of any taste. Built in the 1850s, the property was lovingly converted to a residence seven years ago and has been home to the current owners for three and half years.
The home’s 5m ceilings and open, modern interior act as a blank canvas, the vendor says.
‘‘It has the classic church bluestone facade, with the church doors and windows at the front, but inside it’s very contemporary.’’
‘‘It’s the type of house that would suit any style,’’ the vendor says. ‘‘Someone who is very contemporary, very modern but it also lends itself to antique or French provincial furniture.’’
The property’s master bedroom is luxuriously appointed with a large, walk-in robe and ensuite bathroom, creating a private parent’s retreat.
‘‘It’s almost like an apartment in itself,’’ the vendor says.
A second bathroom, positioned between two further bedrooms, features a double shower.
The front and rear gardens also have been recently landscaped, creating a convenient, useable space.
‘‘The back garden is more of an outdoor living room than a garden,’’ the vendor says. ‘‘There are great big doors that open out from the living area and we also have bi-fold doors that open out from the home theatre.’’ Address: 3 Castle St. Type: Three-bedroom home. Agent: Klemich Real Estate, ph 8132 0255, Matt Smith 0407 770 725. Open: By appointment. Price: $980,000 to $1,070,000.
‘‘We’ve had some wonderful nights with friends coming over to watch the rugby, sitting outside near the outdoor bar.’’
She says the area is another drawcard for the broad range of potential buyers.
‘‘It would suit an older couple but it also would suit a young family,’’ she says.
‘‘It’s such a beautiful area – it’s got a real community feel to it but you’re so close to the city.
‘‘There’s the Parkside primary behind, which is a lovely school, and there are also lovely parks about.’’