GROWING up, Sheila Andrews dreamed of being married and living in Wembley.
She said her dream came true.
“I always wanted to live in the area I was born and raised in and my husband Bill and I bought this house in 1986,” Mrs Andrews said.
The couple have four sons, 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and the house has been a wonderful home to the family, hosting many Christmases, Easters, birthdays and anniversaries, along with graduations and engagements.
It is opposite Lake Monger with its open space and walk/cycle paths and the location would be a great place to raise a family.
This area has seen a lot of redevelopment and renovation and this house offers similar opportunities.
It is on an 854sq m block where you could build your dream home in this beautiful locale.
Or you could renovate the character residence and create a modern home that pays homage to a grand, older era.
The home has a striking curved facade and steps leading to the front porch.
Inside, there is a huge family/dining room that overlooks the front garden and the lake.
Mr and Mrs Andrews enclosed the veranda on the north side of the house to create a sunroom to take full advantage of the views and a meals area where they could have breakfast with the morning sun on the windows.
The kitchen has access to both the meals area and family room.
There are three bedrooms. The master has lovely views, a central bathroom, combined bathroom/laundry and an activity room.
There is an undercroft garage and a store room/workshop with internal access.
Mr Andrews lovingly tended the gardens for more than 30 years and they include garden beds, raised vegie patches, sitting areas and a pergola covered in passionfruit vines.
Mrs Andrews said it had been a wonderful place to live, with a friendly neighbourhood.
Declining health has led to the sale of their much loved home, and there is an opportunity for a new family to create many happy memories of their own. n
87 Lake Monger Drive
Auction: April 7 at 1.30pm
Agency: Avanti Residential
Contact: Carolena Boyd on 0418 905 963