We’ve got something a little different for today’s review. Normally we send a journo out for an independent review of homes (they decline the dogboxes which is why you know if it’s in the Herald it’s a goodie), but agent Nick French loved this Beaconsfield home so much he begged us to let him write the words. Here’s what he had to say.
THIS Beaconsfield home is the type of place people dream about — it’s got character, light and space and tons of storage.
The entry hall is nice and bright with decorative plaster and a beautiful front door, and I felt a sense of history the moment I walked inside.
This feeling is enhanced by the soaring ceilings, which are grand and relaxing, and the lovely dining rooms separated by a double-sided open fire.
The main bedroom has an old-fashioned tea-room vibe, with French windows opening onto a cute side veranda, while the second huge bedroom is practical with built-in cabinetry.
The third bedroom/studio is a secluded, tranquil space with all kinds of potential.
The kitchen has a farmhouse feel, with a wrought iron pot-hanger and giant character windows framing the garden, and there’s plenty of room for informal dining and over-enthusiastic cooks like me.
The old nook for the wood stove’s still there, but it’s been given an ultra-modern makeover with a beautiful big oven, and shelves along the side are incredibly useful.
The modern bathroom is huge and bright, with a deep bath overlooking the deck and lush garden.
There is another indoor living area with built-in shelving and a view of the back garden.
The sheltered outdoor deck is perfect for summer parties and has a barbecue and the most inviting built-in seating for your guests.
Or if you just want to chillax on your own, you could loaf there and plough through novel after novel.
The outdoor area is big and versatile, and includes a hot and cold shower and an external loo.
In terms of parking there’s a double garage, but I’d use it as a studio or workshop as there’s plenty of off-street parking.
This three-bedroom Central Avenue property has plenty of history and soul, but is also practical with loads of room.
33 Central Avenue, Beaconsfield
Price on application
Nick French 0407 884 035
Dethridge Groves 9336 1166