Makeover magic on bay­side villa

Ren­o­vated liv­ing ar­eas are among fea­tures of a twobed­room art deco home, writes Lach­lan Pryor.

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JETTY Road was the only re­tail precinct to of­fer seven-day trad­ing when the ven­dors of a Glenelg East home moved into the sub­urb 15 years ago. ‘‘My wife loves shop­ping on Jetty Rd and when we moved here in 1996, it was the only sev­en­day-per-week shop­ping area,’’ the ven­dor says.

The two-bed­room home, with a study, is be­ing sold so the ven­dors can move into a new home with more space for when in­ter­state rel­a­tives visit.

‘‘We’ve put 15 years of hard work into the house so it will be sad to go,’’ the ven­dor says.

‘‘We are mov­ing to an apart­ment on the Es­planade which will have an ex­tra room and ex­tra bath­room for fam­ily from Vic­to­ria.

‘‘So I am go­ing to lose my gar­den and have to climb stairs.’’

The art deco home has been fur­ther dec­o­rated by the ven­dors, who have in­stalled lead­light win­dows, ren­o­vated the prop­erty’s open-plan kitchen and liv­ing ar­eas and worked ex­ten­sively on the gar­den.

‘‘We ren­o­vated the bath­room to have a frame­less shower, put on a ve­randa and worked hard on the gar­den,’’ the ven­dor says

The mas­ter bed­room has a walk-in robe while the home also boasts a tim­ber kitchen, ducted re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing and a paved out­door area with a water fea­ture.

The ven­dor says the home would suit peo­ple at vary­ing stages of life.

‘‘This house would be ideal for a re­tired cou­ple who wanted to live close to the beach and jetty road,’’ the ven­dor says.

‘‘We walk to the beach fairly of­ten and when there are events on you don’t have any park­ing prob­lems.

‘‘But it could also suit a young cou­ple who are start­ing off and may have a cou­ple of chil­dren. There is room for a tod­dler to run around in the back­yard.’’

The ven­dor says the Glenelg East area has a lot to of­fer.

Aside from the beach and shops, the home is close to schools, nearby parks – one with a bar­be­cue is 50m away – and the Glenelg Oval.

‘‘We are only a five-minute walk to Glenelg Pri­mary School and if they are Glenelg Tigers bar­rack­ers, they are only a five-minute walk to the (foot­ball) oval,’’ he says.

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