Character and personality abounds in this gorgeous home so close to town yet perfectly private. Emma Goodwin finds a delightful period home that will please the senses.
Character properties close to town are hard to find in good condition but this home requires little more than moving in. And if you’re looking for a property to add to your portfolio, this one has a resident family happy to stay.
Set behind a fence and with a shady courtyard at the front for relaxing on hot summer afternoons, this property has a welcoming entrance that hints at the delights yet to be discovered.
High ceilings, stained glass, gorgeous timber sash windows, ceilings, and door frames have been left exposed so the beauty of the wood glows.
There’s a mouth-watering country-styled kitchen with open shelving to display your treasures, timber bench tops, blue cabinetry and cupboards lining the walls above your head to house all that stuff you can’t live without but don’t often need.
In fact, there is plentiful storage in this house. Unusual for a character home and very welcome.
The two living rooms are warm and welcoming. Sun streams through the sash windows so you can sit in sunlight during the day and in winter snuggle up on the sofa in the warm, thanks to the ducted central gas heating. There’s also a designated dining area, so there is plenty of room for the family to spread out and enjoy.
There are two spacious double bedrooms downstairs and two bathrooms. One with a bath and toilet, and the other a shower and toilet. No queues here in the mornings when you’re getting ready for work and school.
Up the timber stairs and past the stained-glass window and you’ll find two more bedrooms, both with angled ceilings. One with an en suite and stained-glass doors leading out to a charming balcony overlooking the front of the house, and the second is a perfect child’s bedroom with a window seat.
The home has a gorgeous feel to it and has plenty of interesting features that make it special. Small cupboards for extra storage, built-in glass-fronted cabinets, fireplaces and a wide hallway.
And then there’s the outside living on offer.
A pretty wrap-around veranda looks over the back garden with a grape-covered pergola, vege boxes, grass for the children to play on and climbing roses adding a delicate touch of colour. There’s plenty of room for children to ride bikes, lots of offstreet parking and a garage, too.