THE owners bought this home on a 911sq m corner block 28 years ago, liking the proximity to the beach, parks, schools and Rottnest Island views.
Built in 1974, it was a single level home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and rendered walls.
The owners carried out two renovations, transforming it into a two-storey residence, enlarging the bedrooms and living areas, modernising the bathrooms and kitchen, and increasing the garage, which also includes a workshop area, that the owner said was massive, with room for three to four cars and sporting gear.
The views to Rottnest remain and the owners said they are at their best from the living room and wraparound balcony in the upstairs parents’ retreat, complete with kitchenette, bedroom, walk-in robe and bathroom with bath and shower.
Downstairs there are three bedrooms, with robes, and a bathroom at the back of the house.
A fifth bedroom is at the front and has a walk-in robe, ensuite and doors to a patio.
The living areas include a formal lounge room with access to the garage space and study.
There is also a living/dining/kitchen area.
The owner said the modern kitchen with island bench with breakfast bar, stone benchtops, soft-closing drawers and stainless-steel appliances was the hub of the home and one of her favourite spaces in the house.
The other is the alfresco entertaining area with built-in barbecue kitchen, which opens off the living space and overlooks the pool.
The dining area also opens to a paved outdoor space.
Other features include timber flooring to the downstairs living areas, floor-to-ceiling tiling in the bathrooms, ducted airconditioning and monitored alarm.
The home offers a fantastic lifestyle for a family, with the owners enjoying Sunday afternoon barbecues, the kids playing in the pool and afternoon drinks on the balcony looking out to the ocean and Rottnest at sunset.
They said the neighbourhood had an abundance of parkland that winds its way down to the beach just 250m away without crossing a road.
“It is a friendly quiet neighbourhood, close to the popular Empire Village shopping centre where you can meet friends for a coffee or meal,” they said.
The owners will be staying in the area, but downsizing to spend more time down south.
2 Carinya Place
Offers from $1.9 million
Agency: Acton North
Contact: Gary Dye on 0418 923 911 or Damien Cestrilli on 0416 240 111