HILTON started life as the “garden suburb” in the 1950s.
Glancing down Nicholas Crescent I can see why, with towering mature trees in every direction.
This four-bedroom/two-bathroom home is probably as old as the trees, but it’s had a major renovation and looks as fresh as a daisy.
There’s a sprawling timber deck at the front, where you can watch the world go by over the white picket fence, and an even larger deck at the back for partying.
Inside, a heap of internal walls have been removed to create a spacious open plan.
Careful attention to detail means the mellow jarrah floorboards are perfectly aligned.
Pale grey walls create a warmish tone in the spacious open plan, and things no doubt get cosier in front of the open fire.
The kitchen is stunningly modern, with a sweep of stone benchtops and plenty of natural light from a long north-facing window that overlooks a patch of grass.
There’s lots of state-of-the-art drawers and cupboards including one that pulls out and swivels, ensuring there’s no wasted space and nasty corners.
The Smeg oven has an attractive glass splash-back, and the power points even have a built-in USB charger.
French doors open onto the alfresco: a huge deck that wraps around the home to meet the street-facing deck.
Three of the bedrooms and a bathroom are at the front of the home, including the large en-suite main which has built-in-robes.
Sitting on 516sqm, there’s room for the kids to run and play. If you need more space just open the gate and send them across the road to Griffiths Park, which has play equipment and loads of gum trees.
By JENNY D’ANGER
58 Nicholas Cres, Hilton
Price on application
Nick French 0407 884 035
Lauri Curtain 0422 478 150
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