WHEN Karen Lark bought this townhouse six years ago she liked its affordability, design and location.
“The home was built in the early 1980s and the designers did a great job in utilising all the space as best as possible,” she said.
“And the location is convenience plus – you can walk to the shops, the free bus, Kings Park and the city.”
Mrs Lark said the house had been perfect for her.
“I work in the city and have two adult sons who both lived with me at one time or another,” she said.
“With double entrances, double courtyards and two living areas, it allowed us all our own space, yet was small enough to feel very close when we wanted.”
“The house is also extremely economical to maintain – it only has two exterior walls and this provides great insulation so heating and cooling costs are minimal
“It also has a double street frontage with off street parking for up to four cars.”
From the entry on Townshend Road, a very attractive courtyard with mature trees leads to a veranda and the entrance to the home.
The ground floor includes an open-plan living dining area and a large kitchen/meals area.
The kitchen has white benchtops, soft-closing cupboards and drawers, island bench with breakfast bar, glass splashback, stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry.
French doors open to an alfresco area and the rear garden with a fishpond.
There is also a combined bathroom/laundry on the ground floor.
The bedrooms and second bathrooms are upstairs.
The master has a walk-in robe, semi-ensuite access to the bathroom and opens to a balcony with a lovely leafy outlook towards Kings Park and the city.
The second and third bedrooms have built-in robes.
As well as plenty of space, the home also has ample storage with a built-in bar area with cupboards, built-in bookshelves, storage under the stairs, large walk-in linen closest and storeroom with built-in shelving
The home is on a 215sqm block.
Mrs Lark is selling with “great reluctance”.
“This house has so much to offer at a bargain price,” she said.
“However, my ‘now’ husband is a keen woodworker and needed a good-sized workshop.
“We stumbled across a house that offers this just around the corner which we bought together as our new start.”