Cock a Snook

YOU can “cock a snook” to show someone you don’t like them, and you can catch a snook and cook it for dinner, but I’d rather move into this Snook Crescent home and enjoy Hilton’s leafy ambience.

This charming three-bedroom cottage was built when the suburb was established in the early 1950s and when it was government policy to have big blocks for kids to play on and for their parents to grow veggies and keep chooks.

Amid a flurry of renovations the old fibro exterior has been reclad, and the original, pocket sized verandah enclosed to form a weather-proof portico.

Inside, the walls have been removed to emancipate poky rooms and create a spacious living/dining/kitchen, and jarrah floors, once hidden under lino, glow richly.

With cold weather heading our way you can snuggle up in front of a real fireplace in the generous lounge/living area, where huge windows overlook the leafy front garden and street.

Whipping up winter warmers in the huge, beautifully renovated kitchen would be no trouble with a sweep of bench tops and a slew of soft-close drawers and cupboards, including a pantry almost big enough to be called a walk-in.

With the sun shining in our Indian summer, make the most of the covered alfresco deck, which is protected by high fences.

Mature lemon

Sitting on 343sqm, there’s a swath of grass, dominated by a mature lemon tree, for the kids to play.

The subdivided block has two parking spots behind a white picket fence, and there’s more grass for the kids to kick a ball, or for mum and dad to relax under the huge frangipani.

This lovely home is walking distance to Hilton Primary School, and a local cafe, and there’s plenty of shops a short drive away.

by JENNY D’ANGER

65 Snook Crescent, Hilton
From $549,000
Sharon Roberts
0416 210 631
Mint Real Estate
9339 7777

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