Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000

Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000
Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000
Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000
Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000
Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000
Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000
Kensington, 147 Lansdowne Road – From $979,000

But the interiors will impress and surprise for the best reasons thanks to the efforts of owners Jason and Emily, who have breathed new life into the residence since taking over the keys in 2013.

“It was built in the 1940s, had a major extension in the ’80s and we thoroughly renovated it once we bought it,” Jason said.

“We re-did the two bathrooms, added plantation shutters, repainted it inside and out, added the pergola, remote-controlled double gates, a 6m x 3m shed, and new Colorbond fencing all round.

“We also installed new doors to the alfresco areas and added the pool.”

As part of the renovation, several energy-efficient extras have been added, including a solar hot-water system, LED lighting, a heat-pump pool heater and a 5kW solar power system.

The family home now also has a free-flowing floor plan with four bedrooms and three living areas, which means there is room for everyone.

“Our favourite place is the backyard and the heated, undercover plunge pool which can be enjoyed year-round, even in winter,” Emily said.

Another impressive spot in the house is the kitchen, which is equipped for everyday living as well as entertaining.

It has granite benchtops, European stainless steel appliances, plenty of cupboard space, and overlooks the dining and family room in the main living area.

On the other side, it has unobstructed views of the garden so parents can keep an eye on the kids while preparing dinner.

A separate games room and theatre room offer other options for family time.

As an added bonus, the house is smart wired and NBN connected.