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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.

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