WHEN the owner bought this home in 2013 she liked that it was a single storey and not part of an apartment block.
“It is hard to find a two-bedroom villa in the area that is set in gardens and has its own courtyard,” she said.
“This home is in a small complex of 10, set in well-maintained, mature gardens.
“The location is quiet and very convenient to everything; the city, beach , hospital, with a train station in walking distance.
“And I love the convenience of living 1km from work.”
The house was built in 1980 and the owner gave it a thorough renovation in 2014.
The tiled and carpeted flooring was replaced with brushbox timber flooring, the mission brown frames on the doors and windows were replaced and security screens were installed on the windows.
The kitchen had previously been renovated, but was updated further with a dishwasher, microwave space and broom cupboard added and the rangehood flued.
The home has an open-plan living/dining area with a sliding door leading to the kitchen with Miele appliances.
The lounge opens to a paved courtyard.
The owner likes sitting in the lounge where she can look out to the courtyard and also through the kitchen to the mature gardens at the front of the home.
There are two bedrooms, both with built-in robes and a combined bathroom/laundry with plenty of storage.
The home has been well-finished with LED lighting throughout, ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning, double-glazed windows, and heated towel rails and heat lights in the bathroom.
The owner has enjoyed living in the home and is moving on reluctantly, needing more space to accommodate her daughter between overseas postings for an NGO.
The experience of living in a strata home has also been pleasant.
“I have never lived in a strata before and have been delighted with the experience,” she said.
“The other residents are very easy to get on with and are respectful of privacy.”