THIS original home has been fully renovated to combine the character facade with an impressive modern interior – all you have to do is move in.
Owners David and Ruth said the home was built in 1954 as part of a government scheme to support war widows.
When they purchased it, the home had been vacant for four years, so they had their work cut out for them.
“I like the set-up of the front yard, with the path from the gate to the house separating the grassed area and the carport,” David said.
“A lot of time was put into this area, getting it secure, private and practical – it works so well with active kids and a young dog.
“I also love the back deck, with the double doors opening out from the kitchen.”
Thankfully, many of the home’s historical features were retained in the renovation.
“I enjoy the combination of the old and the new,” Ruth said.
“I also love how the house flows with its open-plan living, and the ensuite is probably my favourite room, it feels very luxurious.”
The light and comfortable living and dining area has high ceilings, polished floorboards and a smart and functional kitchen.
The master bedroom is sunken, with steps from the study or retreat, and features a stylish walk-in wardrobe and modern ensuite.
There are two additional bedrooms – one with a built-in robe – a family bathroom and a laundry with a linen cupboard.
“The house has got two great outdoor areas to enjoy – we love the tropical feel on the back deck, which is great for barbecues in the summer,” David and Ruth said.
“We are close to the beach and only 15 minutes from the CBD, as well as being close to Osborne Park, which has all the shops one could imagine.”