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