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