CLASSIC BEAUTY IN A PRIZED LOCATION
The iconic Californian Bungalow, a much loved architectural style made popular by Australian families during the interwar period, is still admired and sought after today.
This gracious home is a splendid example of this, a true testament to the quality craftsmanship and endearing features, now restored and updated for today’s modern lifestyle.
Number 18 Clifford Street, Warragul sits comfortably amongst its neighbouring period homes, a short stroll to the town centre, arts precinct, schools and parkland. Designed for the family who loves to entertain, appreciates style and unsurpassed quality, the property includes four generous sized bedrooms, two gorgeous bathrooms, a formal sitting room, spacious family living area and a stunning, solid timber kitchen.
A protected covered deck across the rear offers additional entertaining space and a massive pavilion styled garage caters for four cars, plus a bathroom, office facilities and a wood heater to keep winter chills at bay.
The residence features high ceilings, large, airy rooms, polished timber flooring, exquisite Art Deco inspired plasterwork, period reproduction gas coal fireplaces, delightful leadlight windows and beautifully crafted cabinetry. Natural stained timber architraves, skirting boards, picture rails and high waisted leadlight doors are complemented with a contemporary warm white colour palette.
The restoration and an extension include the rear section of the home, which is a clever mirror of the original façade creating a seamless transition between the old and the new. Formal gardens, including a mini parterre, brick pathways and lacy silver birch trees are positioned behind a low timber fence, which is designed to coordinate with the colour scheme and style of the residence. Double entry doors reveal a wide central hallway, flanked by the bedrooms, bathroom and the formal sitting room, located at the front of the plan. This elegant room features a gas coal fire, stunning architectural elements and a charming curved leadlight window overlooking the front garden.
Adjacent is the main bedroom with substantial built-in robes, twin stained glass windows, gas coal fire and a beautifully appointed ensuite.
The main bathroom includes a large shower, huge vanity and a deep spa bath with timber surrounds. A separate toilet and the laundry with access to the side driveway are also off the entry hall.
Double doors at the end of the hall open to the family/meals area and the kitchen. Leadlight windows, timber flooring, decorative plasterwork and yet another gas coal fireplace continue to delight. Crafted timber cabinetry, glass display cabinets and high end appliances will impress even the most discerning of home chefs.
French doors from the living area lead to the rear deck with café blinds offering year round protection. Steps from here lead down to the garden and garage complex. Immaculate formal landscaping contributes to the elegant garden style. Traditional brass light switches, period light fittings, brass floor ducts and custom made window coverings are a few of the extra touches that set this home apart. Gas ducted heating and a split system air conditioner in the family living area are additional features. Meticulous attention to detail in the restoration and the thoughtful dedication to update the home for today’s lifestyle can only be fully appreciated on inspection. Elegant, enchanting and with a prized location, number 18 Clifford Street, Warragul is an exceptional offering in today’s property market. Enquiries may be directed to the marketing agent First National Real Estate Warragul on 5623 1222, Stuart Brock 0407 610 700 or Carmen Christie 0402 042 120. All offers are to be submitted to the First National Warragul office in writing by 12.00pm Saturday 6th October 2018.