Pic­ture-per­fect life­style

This is a home for all sea­sons, writes Tom Bow­den.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Adamson Ave, Belair -

AFullar­ton bungalow has big ap­peal, say ven­dors Nathan Casserly and Rachel Cooper-Casserly. The cou­ple bought the home in 2006 and Mr Casserly, who is a di­rec­tor of Ouwens Casserly Real Es­tate, says he thought it was a pic­ture per­fect east­ern sub­urbs fam­ily home.

‘‘We loved the street frontage, the roses, the picket fence and the path leading to the front door — it was just a very at­trac­tive home,’’ Mr Casserly says.

‘‘The lo­ca­tion was also a big draw­card be­cause it’s at the end of Fullar­ton that con­nects to Park­side and Malvern, so the life­style hub for us was a huge draw­card.

‘‘We bought it as a home we thought would be per­fect to raise a fam­ily in, and it has been.’’

The home has three bed­rooms, all with built-in robes.

The for­mal sit­ting room boasts a gas fire and the kitchen fea­tures stain­less steel ap­pli­ances.

‘‘The kitchen is great and when you’ve got friends and fam­ily over you still in­ter­act with them while pre­par­ing,’’ Mr Casserly says.

‘‘Sit­ting in the lounge in front of the gas fire­place with a glass of red wine watch­ing the Fri­day night foot­ball is al­ways pop­u­lar.

‘‘You be­come the cen­tral hub be­cause ev­ery­one comes to you be­cause of the lo­ca­tion and people can drop in and visit.’’

Mr Casserly says the cou­ple never planned to move but have de­cided to em­bark on a ren­o­va­tion in the same area.

‘‘We’re mov­ing on to a project now that the chil­dren are older — we’re in the same pocket, we wouldn’t move any­where else,’’ Mr Casserly says.

‘‘Our girls are go­ing to Wal­ford so school zon­ing was very im­por­tant to us.’’

Mr Casserly said the home was set on a good-sized low-main­te­nance block.

He says it would suit a pro­fes­sional cou­ple, a young fam­ily or in­vestors. ‘‘The street is very tightly held and they don’t turn over of­ten be­cause it’s such a great po­si­tion,’’ Mr Casserly says.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.