THERE’S a delightful cottage feel to this Hilton reno, from the minute you step onto the recently timbered front verandah and wander through to a compact garden so new the weeds haven’t had time to put their heads above the rich, composted soil.
Pretty as a picture, the home has been painted and primped, and the old enclosed verandah turned into a pleasant street-facing sitting room, or study, and a rear one into a pretty bedroom.
Jarrah floors have been buffed to a rich chocolate perfection, and walls removed to create the sort of open-plan living we all love nowadays.
The result is a deliciously cosy lounge area, where the old fireplace has been converted to gas to warm these cold spring days.
Next door is the gleaming kitchen/dining area, a pristine domain where the walls and cupboards, including a pantry, are a crisp white, and contrasting gun-metal grey benches add depth, and dare I say, a warmth not normally associated with the tone.
A single french door leads to the third bedroom, and a gleaming new bathroom and laundry.
Beyond is a spacious timber deck for all the alfresco entertaining you will want to do once the warmer weather arrives.
Sitting on 346sqm, the subdivided block still has room for a swathe of grass, and the three lilly pilly saplings will make a lovely green vista once they put on a growth spurt.
Priced to suit first-home owners, the Lee Street location makes it doubly appealing, with a choice of shops mere minutes away by car.
Or with South Street a block away jump on a bus and you’re in Fremantle or Booragoon in next to no time.
by JENNY D’ANGER
8 Lee Place, Hilton
0413 879 479
Brad Dawson Property Group