A chance to see the light

Light-filled rooms make a big im­pact, writes Tom Dougherty.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Manchester Circuit, Craigmore -

AKENSINGTON GAR­DENS bungalow was in the per­fect po­si­tion for ven­dor Jo Co­hen, who says she also en­joyed the space of­fered by the property. ‘‘It’s a lovely spot,’’ she says. ‘‘We have loved liv­ing there, it has got big rooms and you can fill them up.’’

Mrs Co­hen, who has lived in the home for 14 years with hus­band Ro­han and their two chil­dren, says she liked the well­pro­por­tioned rooms and lay­out.

‘‘I liked how the bed­rooms were away from the liv­ing ar­eas, and I liked the block it­self and the big gum tree out the back,’’ she says.

The home has up to five bed­rooms. Three of the bed­rooms fea­ture built-in robes and ceil­ing fans, and the fourth bed­room has two built-in cup­boards.

‘‘The bed­rooms are re­ally big and there is a beau­ti­ful amount of light,’’ she says.

‘‘We put in elec­tronic sky­lights to re­ally open the place up.’’

At the front of the home next to the en­trance is a lounge­room, which has pol­ished tim­ber floors and a fire­place.

In the mid­dle of the property there is a bath­room, which has a bath and sep­a­rate shower.

At the back there is an open­plan kitchen, meals and liv­ing room with ceil­ing fans and a tiled floor.

The kitchen has a break­fast bar, Miele ap­pli­ances, a pantry and a dish­washer.

‘‘It’s a gal­ley kitchen and it has a lot of stor­age,’’ Mrs Co­hen says.

‘‘The fam­ily room flows nicely... it’s good for en­ter­tain­ing be­cause of the way it is set up.

‘‘We have had lots of big par­ties out there and it’s safe be­cause you can see ev­ery­one in the back yard,’’ she says. There is glass along one wall of the liv­ing area, and french doors at the end that open out to a cov­ered en­ter­tain­ing area that has ceil­ing fans. It looks out over a lawn in the back yard.

The home also has a laun­dry with ex­ter­nal ac­cess, and a sec­ond bath­room with a shower.

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