A wonderful surprise package, this superbly presented family home has versatility written all over it ! Occupying a 721m2 block, “Leicester” has been home to just two families since its construction in the late 1920’s.
At pains to retain the original Californian Bungalow architecture, the current owner/builder has sensitively modernised, extending the floor plan and replicating various design elements wherever possible. Nestled behind remote cast iron fencing, the property showcases its history with polished floorboards, red pine architraves and cabinetry, stained glass, lead-light, multi pane windows and three working period fireplaces.
Welcomed into an impressive panelled entry foyer, it comprises formal lounge through to dining, large study/home office, central bathroom with soaker tub, frameless shower and brushed nickel fittings, laundry, and family living room. A Hamptons inspired kitchen/meals, built on original polished linoleum with geometric inlay, will delight with Caesarstone island, double oven, heating drawer, 900mm gas cooktop (wok burner/ central BBQ grill) and baltic pine cabinetry.
A full width upstairs extension creates the ideal teen bedroom retreat or kids playroom, with in-built shelving, WIR and attic storage. Three downstairs bedrooms, one with BIR, master containing mirrored BIR’s and ensuite, plus a large rear bungalow bedroom with WIR and en-suite, provide plenty of room for everyone.
• Superbly renovated Californian Bungalow
• Versatile and adaptable floor-plan
• 5 bedrooms, Study/optional 6th bedroom, 3 bathrooms, home office
• Formal and informal living spaces
• Shed/workshop, large bungalow
• Close to transport, shops, cafes, schools, park
In addition to the bungalow, the exterior contains a large shed with loft storage, cute cubby, dog run, aviary, water feature, a perfect-for-parties outdoor bar and off-street parking for 5 cars. Aside from the host of exceptional fixtures and fittings, highlights include ducted heating/ evaporative cooling, monitored whole-house (including Bungalow) intercom and oodles of considered storage, from in-roof to window seats.
This super convenient location is close to public transport, Essendon North Village and Niddrie Central, cafes, restaurants, DFO and freeways/Citylink, walking distance to popular Woodlands Park and zoned for Buckley Park Secondary College and North Essendon Primary School. The ideal family-sized residence from which to live, work, create, relax and entertain !
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