Blessed with pos­si­bil­i­ties

A Parkside con­ver­sion could be the an­swer to your prop­erty prayers, writes Thomas Conlin.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Classic Conversion - PARKSIDE

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.’’

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