I am used to homes being pristine when I arrive and this place in Stone Street, Bayswater was no different.
Then I discovered the vendor has four-year old twin boys, a seven-year-old daughter and an energetic dog.
I take my hat off to her, I can’t stay mess-free for more than five minutes with just a husband to contend with, and by the look of this four-bedroom home it wasn’t spruced up on my account.
This home, sitting on 545sqm, is great for a tribe of boisterous kiddies, with high, secure (and attractive) fencing front and back.
There’s a pool to work off excess energy, and apparently the twins swim like fish—after mum ensured they had swimming lessons from a very early age.
Clever woman that she is, the floors of the huge, downstairs, open plan living and large entry are black and white terrazzo, easy to clean, hard-wearing and, I must say, very attractive.
Light fills this area, thanks to soaring windows and doors which allow mum and dad to keep an eye on the kids, whether at play on the lawn fronting the covered patio/deck, or in the fenced-off pool area.
The spacious kitchen reflects the vendors’ eye for detail and requirement for low maintenance, with a walk-in-pantry and an appliance cupboard, not to mention white caesar stone benchtops, including the island bench.
The main bedroom is on ground level, a large space with walk-in robes and ensuite.
The kids’ bedrooms are upstairs, including a gorgeously girly one decked out in pink and butterflies while the boys’ bedroom has impossibly cute mini twin beds—and Darth Vader toys.
A street-facing room could be a fourth bedroom, with a balcony and walk-in-robes.
But currently it makes a great playroom, with space for imaginative play and big built-in robes to hide in—or hide away any mess.
The local state primary school is nearby and there’s an independent one even closer, a mere 800 metres.
When it comes to exercising the dog (or kids) the foreshore is a stroll away and there’s a swag of shops, cafes and restaurants aplenty a short drive away.
“The good thing about living here is you are 6ks to anything,” the vendor says.
by JENNY D’ANGER
108 Stone Street, Bayswater
EOI from $879,000
Carlos Lehn | 0416 206 736
Acton Mt Lawley | 9272 2488