WHAT was an original 1960s brick veneer house – complete with an abandoned horse stable in the back corner of the 948sq m block – has evolved beautifully into a family home for this property’s owners.
“We bought the house in 1997; we loved the semi-rural feel of the area and being able to walk to the river and Garvey Park,” the owners said.
“Also the easy access to everything and the size of the backyard, which has been ideal for a growing family and their friends.”
About nine years ago the owners extended the residence, enabling them to convert the original lounge room/kitchen/dining area at the front into the master suite with walk-in robe while also retaining the jarrah floorboards.
The open-plan family area and modern kitchen are now in the rear extension, allowing for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining.
The alfresco entertaining area has a fibreglass pool and an undercover area alongside it.
“The house has grown and evolved with our family – what is now the study used to be the children’s activity room. The backyard used to have a treehouse and sandpit and are now a basketball court and bocce green,” the owners said.
There are also two more super-sized bedrooms, two renovated bathrooms and plenty of storage.
“My favourite thing is reading a book in the parents’ retreat on a sunny winter’s day,” one of the owners said.
“The sun coming through the picture window at the front of house is beautifully soothing.”
“Kevin’s favourite place is the workshop in the backyard with the footy playing on the radio.”
Other features include full garden reticulation from a bore and extra parking for a boat or trailer.
“The neighbourhood is wonderful, like a little slice of country in the city,” the owners said.
“Most of the neighbours have been living there long-term and have acted as substitute grandparents and babysitters during school holidays and house watchers on many occasion while we were on holidays.
“The beautiful bush tracks around the Coolgardie Drain are perfect for morning dog walks and the regulars are always there rain, hail or shine.”
Note: The property does not have a stable license and is outside the City of Belmont’s designated Stables and Residential Zone Area.
54 Central Avenue
Expressions of interest
Agency: Porter Matthews Metro
Contact: David Quadros on 0412 934 217 and Melanie Quadros on 0411 507 565