Stand­ing the test of time

A stone-built, ren­o­vated home from the ’50s has jar­rah floor­ing and some sur­prises, writes Tom Bow­den.

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ALARGE fam­ily-built home with a stun­ning kitchen, granny flat and room for a ten­nis court and pool will be missed by ven­dor Chris­tine Mor­ris.

The home was built by Ms Mor­ris’s fa­ther-in-law 56 years ago from stone he quar­ried him­self.

Ms Mor­ris has ren­o­vated the home, lay­ing jar­rah floor­ing through­out and car­pet in the three bed­rooms.

‘‘We’ve left a lot of it as it was built be­cause it was the art deco era and look so it’s a re­ally nice com­bi­na­tion of mod­ern fea­tures and the clas­sic style,’’ she says.

‘‘It’s ac­tu­ally got, which was quite for­ward for the time, re­cessed light­ing in the walls in the lounge room, which for that era is quite amaz­ing.’’

The home has a granny flat, sep­a­rate shed, car­port for six cars, an en­closed dou­ble garage and room for a ten­nis court and pool.

‘‘If peo­ple wanted to set it up as a fam­ily home, it would be per­fect and if peo­ple wanted to sub­di­vide the back and still have part of the land them­selves that’s an­other op­tion they could con­sider,’’ Ms Mor­ris says.

The home has three large bed­rooms and a read­ing room. The lounge fea­tures a bay win­dow, which al­lows plenty of nat­u­ral light to en­ter.

The kitchen has been ren­o­vated and fea­tures am­ple cup­board and bench space.

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