Slice of seren­ity for a fam­ily

A house full of char­ac­ter in a peace­ful set­ting has suited a fam­ily, writes Lach­lan Pryor.

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VEN­DORS Con and He­len Lioulis moved into their Roys­ton Park home 17 years ago be­cause of the po­ten­tial they saw for bring­ing up a fam­ily. ‘‘We wanted some­thing that was safe to start a fam­ily. The crime rate was very low and it was a very small, pretty sub­urb close to Lin­ear Park,’’ Ms Lioulis says.

‘‘We liked the house be­cause we didn’t want any­thing too modern. We were af­ter some­thing in its orig­i­nal state but with a lit­tle chal­lenge to do a ba­sic ex­ten­sion.

‘‘The ac­cess to good schools was also a big plus for us as we planned our fam­ily.

‘‘The house has been kind to us. It’s a beau­ti­ful and wel­com­ing home with a lot of light, which is great. We’ve done a lot of en­ter­tain­ing out the back.’’

The char­ac­ter bun­ga­low has three large bed­rooms, two with built-in robes, plus a study or a fourth bed­room.

The her­itage bath­room has a lead­light fea­ture win­dow, spa bath and sep­a­rate toi­let.

The kitchen has an is­land bench and stain­less steel ap­pli­ances, with a light-filled fam­ily/din­ing area with french doors lead­ing to the un­der­cover al­fresco en­ter­tain­ing area.

Other char­ac­ter fea­tures of the home in­clude pol­ished Baltic pine floor­boards, high ceil­ings and fire­places. There is ducted re­verse-cy­cle air­con­di­tion­ing through­out.

The spa­cious garage has room for two cars and ac­cess to the home through a large laun­dry.

Ms Lioulis says the home is ver­sa­tile for a range of buy­ers but would be per­fect for a fam­ily.

‘‘It’s a fam­ily home and it has plenty of space. We only had the two chil­dren but there would be room for three,’’ she says.

‘‘It could also be good for a cou­ple who like en­ter­tain­ing or ex­ec­u­tive liv­ing.

‘‘It might be a bit too big for an el­derly cou­ple but there is plenty of room for the grand­chil­dren to sleep over and you wouldn’t be in each other’s way.’’

Ms Lioulis says the home is in a peace­ful area of Roys­ton Park.

‘‘The neigh­bours are won­der­ful and the street is very quiet. If I hear a car com­ing down the street, it’s more likely to be for us than any­one else be­cause there is hardly any traf­fic,’’ she says.

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