WHEN the owners bought this home, they liked its street appeal and potential for improvement.
It was built in the 1960s and some renovations were completed in the 1980s, but they have given it a thorough makeover, meeting the needs of 21st century living while retaining the clean lines of the original mid-century modern style.
The newly painted exterior catches the eye and there are some fabulous retro features inside, including a timber-panelled wall in the entry and limestone walls in the ground-floor living room.
This room, with satin-finish jarrah flooring, could be a family room, games room or sitting room, where you can relax at the end of the day, wine in hand, while enjoying the lovely garden and treetop views.
The new, contemporary kitchen, with matt white cabinetry, mosaic splashback, walk-in pantry and modern appliances, is upstairs with the dining area and a second living area with french doors opening to a balcony overlooking the street.
The sloping block allows the dining room to flow through to a shaded patio and the terraced hillside garden, where there is ample room for entertaining or just enjoying life as a family.
The master bedroom, with built-in robes and ensuite, also opens to the patio, while two other bedrooms have picturesque views and share the family bathroom.
A fourth bedroom is downstairs.
“We love the feel and vibe of the house,” the owners said.
“It feels like you are living in the hills with the sounds of kookaburras and native birds in the trees, yet we’re so close to the ocean.
“It’s very close to the new redeveloped Boulevard Shopping Centre, which is very convenient.
“In summer we love going to the beach, which is a short drive.”