Easy liv­ing, all with a great lo­ca­tion

Town­house is con­ve­nience-plus.

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Cover Story - By NATALIE HORDOV

WHEN Karen Lark bought this town­house six years ago she liked its af­ford­abil­ity, de­sign and lo­ca­tion.

“The home was built in the early 1980s and the de­sign­ers did a great job in util­is­ing all the space as best as pos­si­ble,” she said.

“And the lo­ca­tion is con­ve­nience-plus – you can walk to the shops, the free bus, Kings Park and the city.”

Mrs Lark said the house had been per­fect for her.

“I work in the city and have two adult sons who both lived with me at one time or an­other,” she said.

“With dou­ble en­trances, dou­ble court­yards and two liv­ing ar­eas, it al­lowed us all our own space, yet was small enough to feel very close when we wanted.

“The house is also ex­tremely eco­nom­i­cal to main­tain – it only has two ex­te­rior walls and this pro­vides great in­su­la­tion so heat­ing and cool­ing costs are min­i­mal.

“It also has a dou­ble street frontage with off-street park­ing for up to four cars.”

From the en­try on Town­shend Road, a very at­trac­tive court­yard with ma­ture trees leads to a ve­randa and the en­trance to the home.

The ground floor in­cludes an open-plan liv­ing/din­ing area and a large kitchen/meals area.

The kitchen has white bench­tops, soft-clos­ing cup­boards and draw­ers, is­land bench with break­fast bar, glass splash­back, stain­less steel ap­pli­ances and a walk-in pantry.

French doors open to an al­fresco area and the rear gar­den with a fish­pond.

There is also a com­bined bath­room/laun­dry on the ground floor.

The bed­rooms and sec­ond bath­room are up­stairs.

The mas­ter has a walk-in robe, semien­suite ac­cess to the bath­room and opens to a bal­cony with a lovely leafy out­look to­wards Kings Park and the city.

The sec­ond and third bed­rooms have built-in robes. As well as plenty of space, the home also has am­ple stor­age with a built-in bar area with cup­boards, built-in book­shelves, stor­age un­der the stairs, large walk-in linen clos­est and store­room with built-in shelv­ing The home is on a 215sqm block.

Mrs Lark is sell­ing with “great re­luc­tance”. “This house has so much to of­fer at a bar­gain price,” she said.

“How­ever, my 'now' hus­band is a keen wood­worker and needed a good-sized work­shop.

“We stum­bled across a house that of­fers this just around the cor­ner which we bought to­gether as our new start.”

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