SELLING agent Niki Peinke said this gracious home had soul and a wonderful atmosphere.
“It’s a seamless combination of old character and new character but all in the same style, with an atmosphere of Old Colonialism and verandas that challenge The Raffles hotel,” she said.
The home was built in 1925, extended about 14 years ago and the current owner carried out an extensive renovation when he bought it three years ago.
It has lovely street appeal with a picket fence and tuckpointed brickwork.
Gardeners will adore the front and back gardens with hedges, roses, magnolia trees and two ornamental pear trees.
Inside there is plenty of period charm, with a grand entry, timber flooring, ceiling roses, picture rails and casement windows.
The front of the home includes the large master bedroom with walk-in robe, dressing/sitting area, french doors to the front veranda and a semi-ensuite bathroom with Federation-style tiling, clawfoot bath, shower and ornate pedestal basin.
There is also a study/fourth bedroom in this part of the home.
The layout leads to an open-plan north-facing living/dining area with gas fireplace and thoroughly modern kitchen with marble benchtops, terrazzo flooring, pull-out pantry, three appliance cupboards and quality stainless-steel appliances.
There are plenty of options for entertaining family and friends, with the living area opening to a covered terrace with terrazzo flooring, an outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue, wood-fired pizza oven and pull-out sink, and a salt-water pool.
Ms Peinke said the gorgeous living area, with its pool and terrace views, was her favourite room.
“If there were teenage children here, they would love the massive underground theatre/games/entertaining/disco room, which is around 50sq m,” she said.
At the back of the home there are two bedrooms with built-in robes and doors to a paved garden and a second bathroom with stone floor tiles, stone benchtop and floor-to-ceiling tiling.
There is also a wine cellar, loft storage and a host of modern conveniences, including ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, C-Bus smart wiring, ducted vacuum system, security system and solar panels.
The home is on a 696sq m block, in a lovely neighbourhood and close to the Taylor Road IGA and in the catchment area for several popular schools.
“It is a short stroll to Stirling Highway, where the bus can take you anywhere, which is also very convenient,” Ms Peinke said.
59 Loftus Street
Agency: The Property Exchange
Contact: Niki Peinke on 0411 428 117 or Chelsea Peinke on 0423 384 317