First glance may de­ceive

Don’t judge a book by its cover or a house by its fa­cade, writes Tessa Akerman.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Seaside -

FIRST ap­pear­ances are de­ceiv­ing with an art deco bun­ga­low in Clarence Gar­dens, says Jo Whe­lan. Mrs Whe­lan, sis­ter of ven­dor Peter Mccor­mack, says the home has hosted fam­ily gath­er­ings for the past 12 years and the fam­ily will be sad to see the per­fect en­ter­tainer’s house go.

‘‘There’s a big per­gola with a bar and bar­be­cue and a big swim­ming pool, which has a sunken bar as well,’’ she says.

The house also has a de­tached en­ter­tain­ing room that is sound­proofed and air­con­di­tioned.

The room has a fea­ture drinks bar, cel­lar, mod­ern bathroom and al­cove with an eight-per­son spa bath.

‘‘The back room is a key fea­ture,’’ Mrs Whe­lan says. ‘‘But I have taken down the danc­ing pole.’’

The house com­prises three bed­rooms, a din­ing room, sit­ting room and a sep­a­rate kitchen with a cen­tral is­land.

‘‘It has a great din­ing room with lots of light – it’s quite lovely,’’ Mrs Whe­lan says.

Mr Mccor­mack re­cently ren­o­vated the main bathroom, added the per­gola and in­stalled the pool as well as a pur­pose-de­signed shed with in­su­la­tion.

‘‘I think the house would be great for a fam­ily but it’s dif­fi­cult to say who it would suit. It’s open to lots of peo­ple,’’ Mrs Whe­lan says.

‘‘It could be sub­di­vided as well be­cause it’s a corner block on 950sq m.’’

She says the unique house has lots of char­ac­ter and even more po­ten­tial.

‘‘It’s just a very good en­ter­tain­ing house,’’ Mrs Whe­lan says.

‘‘You could put a fan­tas­tic ex­ten­sion on it as well. It’s very de­cep­tive.

‘‘My brother liked the area. It’s close to ev­ery­thing. The shops are very close and the schools are nearby as well. It’s close to the city, too – only a 10-minute trip.’’

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