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