House and Home Design - Realestate Passion
WHEN it comes to a forever home, this period gem is about as perfect as it gets.
The Murrumbeena house at 14 Perth St, named Barooga which is aboriginal for “my home”, has character, class and plenty of modern appeal.
Built in 1921 and boasting street appeal that echoes the charm experienced inside, this home has been renovated and refreshed to bring out the best of its past, as well as complement contemporary lifestyles.
It features a versatile floorplan that easily adapts to the various life stages of a growing family.
“(It is) a beautifully renovated house where careful thinking has resulted in a home with lots of appeal and loads of creature comforts,” Woodards Carnegie agent Cedric Newbond said.
The property will go under the hammer on September 8 and has $1.5-$1.65 million price hopes.
A central hallway with multiple embellished arches sets a traditional tone, along with period features including decorative cornices, ceiling roses, leadlight entry and ornate fireplaces.
Bedrooms are grouped off the hallway within easy reach of a light-filled bathroom with spa bath. They include a main with ensuite, three spacious kids’ rooms, plus a flexible fifth bedroom — an ideal nursery or study.
The home really opens up at the rear with a comfortable layout to support easy and relaxed family living, dining and entertaining.
The kitchen has plenty of wow factor — the sheer size is enough to get a big tick, not to mention the stylish Caesarstone benchtops, glass splashback, loads of storage including a walk-in pantry and built-in wine racks.
Upstairs, another dedicated leisure zone rests beneath a cathedral ceiling. Here you’ll find a sizeable theatre room with ceiling-mounted projector and drop-down screen and a spacious rumpus.
The rear garden has everything you could ask for, from substantial vegie patches and a child-friendly play area to a covered alfresco that’ll make outdoor entertaining a dream.
This space is smartly fitted with cafe-style blinds and includes a pizza oven, wine fridge, wood-fired barbecue and spit roaster, a separate mains-connected gas barbecue, a built-in bar and even a TV.
Other features include solid Sydney blue gum flooring, a skylight-lit staircase, ducted heating and refrigerated cooling, roof storage and a workshop with three-phase power.