THIS Californian-style bungalow would be a match made in heaven for someone fond of art deco.
From the ornate pillars on the verandah to the original lead-light windows, this four-bedroom Palmyra property is packed full of features reminiscent of the era.
The owner says that in the summer she used to spend virtually every minute in the front yard.
It is easy to see why as it has a lovely timber deck with a built-in awning.
There is also a pond out the front with perch and goldfish to keep you entertained.
If you get thirsty on those hot summer days then just pop over to the coffee shops across the road.
“It’s a bit dangerous – do I make a coffee or I could just walk over to the cafes and buy one,” laughs the owner.
In the front room, sit in front of the beautiful original fireplace to warm your hands.
This cozy room has picture rails, skirting boards, stunning timber floorboards, ornate cornicing, a broad pelmet above the window and original door knobs that are typical of the era.
The master bedroom has windows that look fit for royalty, and a large dressing room with loads of space for your shoes and clothes.
Walk under the elegant fretwork and enter the kitchen and dining area.
The tastefully-renovated kitchen has an original turquoise Warren No. 1 Metters stove, and has plenty of bench space for prepping food.
There is a drop-down ladder providing access to the attic, which could be used to store luggage, Christmas decorations and other items.
At the back of the house is a a cute reading nook that could be a home office or an extra sleeping area.
The family bathroom has been renovated and includes a new bathtub.
There is split system air-conditioning in the lounge, master bedroom and kitchen.
Skylights ensure there is plenty of natural light and the house has solar panels. The back yard in this property is huge and there is a shed with power, and a large carport which can accommodate four cars or a trailer with a boat on it.
This home retains a lot of its original features, while reaping the benefits of a tasteful renovation.
by ALEX MURFETT
62 Carrington Street, Palmyra
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