Daglish, 2/27 Troy Terrace – From $695,000

LOCATION was the reason the owner chose a home in Daglish; with two teenaged daughters, proximity to Shenton College and a train station was a priority.

She said the house was perfectly positioned, with enough room for a family with two teenagers and a busy lifestyle.

“A beautiful mulberry tree keeps it nice and private from the road, and with the bedrooms on a separate floor, two parking bays and the natural shade provided by the two big ficus in the alfresco, it was an easy decision,” she said.”

Built around 1995, the house was fairly ‘young’ but the décor was dated when the owner bought it four years ago and she has given it a thorough makeover.

“Immediately after we moved in we replaced the carpet with engineered wooded laminate and just carried on from there,” she said.

“The traditional English styling disappeared fixture by fixture along with the pink and purple walls.”

The kitchen was renovated, opening up the ground floor, creating space and letting the filtered light in from the alfresco area where the ficus create a natural canopy.

The kitchen with stone benchtops, white gloss cupboards, stone tiled splashback, stainless steel appliances and large breakfast bar is a favourite place.

“The girls always come and sit on the other side of the benchtop, the day is reviewed, lunches are boxed arguments had and food shared,” the owner said.

Upstairs, the three bedrooms, with built-in robes were updated and the old bathroom replaced.

The master bedroom opens to a juliet balcony and has a lovely outlook.

“At night I leave the curtains slightly cracked so I can see a faint light from the old-style lantern street light creating a ‘mulberry shade pattern’ on our drive, feels like good feng shui,” the owners said.

With her daughters moving overseas, the owner no longer needs to be close to the city, but she takes many wonderful memories with her.

“The senior high school years of my daughters have been very special,” she said.

“This location was wonderfully efficient in a logistical way, leaving us with more time in the already too hectic year twelves.”

The location not only convenient, the owners said it was very friendly.

“There are playgrounds on every corner and the dog park is always full of friendly dog owners good for a chat on early Sundays,” the owner said.

The home is one of four and the owner said with only four owners the strata company was only small and a bit more casual.

“The owners are flexible, always looking for solutions and with a wonderful and very professional strata manager this is by far my favourite strata company,” she said.