A chance to see the light
Light-filled rooms make a big impact, writes Tom Dougherty.
AKENSINGTON GARDENS bungalow was in the perfect position for vendor Jo Cohen, who says she also enjoyed the space offered by the property. ‘‘It’s a lovely spot,’’ she says. ‘‘We have loved living there, it has got big rooms and you can fill them up.’’
Mrs Cohen, who has lived in the home for 14 years with husband Rohan and their two children, says she liked the wellproportioned rooms and layout.
‘‘I liked how the bedrooms were away from the living areas, and I liked the block itself and the big gum tree out the back,’’ she says.
The home has up to five bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms feature built-in robes and ceiling fans, and the fourth bedroom has two built-in cupboards.
‘‘The bedrooms are really big and there is a beautiful amount of light,’’ she says.
‘‘We put in electronic skylights to really open the place up.’’
At the front of the home next to the entrance is a loungeroom, which has polished timber floors and a fireplace.
In the middle of the property there is a bathroom, which has a bath and separate shower.
At the back there is an openplan kitchen, meals and living room with ceiling fans and a tiled floor.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar, Miele appliances, a pantry and a dishwasher.
‘‘It’s a galley kitchen and it has a lot of storage,’’ Mrs Cohen says.
‘‘The family room flows nicely... it’s good for entertaining because of the way it is set up.
‘‘We have had lots of big parties out there and it’s safe because you can see everyone in the back yard,’’ she says. There is glass along one wall of the living area, and french doors at the end that open out to a covered entertaining area that has ceiling fans. It looks out over a lawn in the back yard.
The home also has a laundry with external access, and a second bathroom with a shower.