House and Home Design - Realestate Passion
FROM dark and dingy to light and bright, a character home in Unley has undergone a wow-factor reno that must be seen to be believed.
Architecturally redesigned just over four years ago, the original 1910 return-veranda villa at 60 Fairford St has been given the transformation of a lifetime, leaving both buyers and its selling agent Lew Toop of Toop&Toop Real Estate in ore.
So much so, that it was named one of SA’s top three most viewed properties on realestate.com.au this week.
“Buyers think it’s just the most beautiful home and it is,” Mr Toop says.
“The owners really did a fantastic job and did it all for them. There was no intention of buying and selling after just four years.”
With around 400sqm of living space on offer, Mr Toop said the owners expertly blended the old with the new.
“The original part of the home still stands and that includes high ceilings and character features,” he says.
“But the back is all new. The family actually had an architect come in as they had a few ideas of what they wanted from their home.
“And that living area is now definitely a standout feature of the home. It’s very light and bright.
“You’ve also got the master bedroom upstairs now and they’ve included other features such as underfloor heating and cross ventilation to make the home as environmentally friendly as possible.”
Set on a 743sqm block, the home features five bedrooms — including a loft-style master with its own living area, dressing room and ensuite — three bathrooms, a modern kitchen with ample cupboard and bench space and an open-plan living room with a wood fire place and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
There’s also a north-facing decked terrace which overlooks the garden and sparkling pool and spa.
The home is being sold via an expression of interest campaign which closes Tuesday, August 28 at 2pm. There is no price guide.