Ren­o­va­tion adds ap­peal

A family put its stamp on a Happy Val­ley home, writes Sarah Daly.

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THE ven­dors of a Happy Val­ley home saw the po­ten­tial for growth when they first set eyes on their prop­erty more than 20 years ago. Michael and Krystyna Guerra moved to Ade­laide from in­ter­state, buy­ing the dou­ble-brick de­sign with plans to ren­o­vate.

‘‘I liked the style of the home but re­alised there were ways I could make it bet­ter,’’ Mr Guerra says.

‘‘I’ve built a few homes over the years so de­cided to make a few changes, like ren­der­ing the prop­erty, chang­ing the floor­ing and paving a big per­gola at the back.’’

Mr Guerra also added an out­door kitchen with a sink and built-in wood-fired bar­be­cue with chim­ney.

‘‘There’s plenty of room out the back to en­ter­tain and a few times a year we’ll have a big bar­be­cue with around 40 friends and family. It’s one of my favourite places in the home and the hap­pi­est mem­o­ries I have are of my daugh­ters and bor­der

Address: 18 Glen­loth Drive. Type: Ren­dered, dou­ble-brick home with four bed­rooms all with built-in wardrobes. The home in­cludes two liv­ing ar­eas and is set on a 739sq m block. Agent: Brock Har­courts Mag­ill, ph 8364 6333, Damien Wil­lis 0438 859 109. Open: 2.30pm to 3pm to­day.

Price: $440,000 to $470,000. col­lie play­ing in the back­yard,’’ Mr Guerra says.

The out­door space is con­nected to the ren­o­vated kitchen while the ad­ja­cent meals and liv­ing space can be sep­a­rated with bi-fold doors. A sec­ond liv­ing space is at the back of the home.

The three largest bed­rooms are dou­ble in size, have north-fac­ing views and built-in wardrobes. The main bed­room is be­side the main bath­room, which in­cludes a spa.

‘‘We have used the fourth bed­room as a study but the space can be used in a va­ri­ety of ways,’’ Mr Guerra says.

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