Home builds on orig­i­nal charm

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout -

AP­PEAR­ANCES can be de­ceiv­ing: what ap­pears to be a new build is in fact a jaw-drop­ping ren­o­va­tion on a home orig­i­nally built in 1963 on the 688sq m block.

“The ‘surf shack’ was the first dwelling built on the block by the An­der­sons in the 1950s, which they lived in while they built this main house,” the own­ers said.

“We pur­chased the prop­erty in 2010; it was the po­si­tion on the hill and out­look that at­tracted us to the house.

“In 2013 we did a ma­jor cus­tomde­signed ren­o­va­tion, adding a sec­ond storey and ex­ten­sive mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the ground floor, in­clud­ing adding a plunge pool and al­fresco area.”

To­day, the tri-level house is a sleek and stylish rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of the orig­i­nal res­i­dence with lav­ish high ceil­ings, grand liv­ing spa­ces and plenty of ar­eas to host friends and fam­ily.

“Our favourite space is the up­stairs bal­cony, which gets the af­ter­noon sea breeze and mag­i­cal sun­sets over­look­ing Scar­bor­ough,” the own­ers said.

The cen­tral hub is no doubt the open-plan liv­ing and din­ing area, which is also home to the kitchen with stone water­fall-edge bench­tops and top-qual­ity ap­pli­ances.

This space ex­tends seam­lessly into the al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing space with out­door kitch­enette and plunge pool.

There is a for­mal lounge room with bal­cony that has panoramic in­land views, a home of­fice, as well as the unique ad­di­tion of the sec­ond dwelling – the surf shack – with king­sized bed­room, kitch­enette and bath­room.

“We have friendly neigh­bours and the house is walk­ing dis­tance to Scar­bor­ough Beach and Ab­bett Park,” the own­ers said. ■

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