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