BIRDSONG filled the air as I approached this Phillips Street, Dianella home, mostly from a forest of trees at a park across the road.
They’re equally pleasant once you’re ensconced on a chair in one of the two alfresco areas of this four-bedroom home, which sits on a whopping 819sqm.
“We’re out here all the time; we sit and have wine here, entertain out here and have coffee looking in to the park,” the vendor says.
“I think that’s why we have been here so long, it’s so quiet.”
She’s a renovator obsessive and the home bears little resemblance to its original incarnation.
A plethora of arched doorways were sent packing to the salvage yards, raw brick walls were rendered and floors were replaced with gorgeous blackbutt.
The formal dining room is now a spacious study, the old lounge has been transformed and a cramped patio merged into a sweeping open-plan living/dining/kitchen.
A bay window at the living room end, backed by a lush garden, looked a very pleasant spot to curl up with a book.
When neighbours were replacing a set of attractive timber sliding doors they went in to the renovated kitchen giving access to the alfresco area.
The vendors weren’t planning on moving and the kitchen renovation looks like it went in yesterday.
White caesar stone tops, including an expansive island and a heap of soft-close drawers and double pull-out pantries ensure no complaints from whomever is on cooking duty.
A second covered alfresco area overlooks the salt-water pool and is framed by raised semi-tropical garden beds.
The bedrooms form a wing, headed up by the main suite with its walk-in-robe and lovely ensuite.
This is a delightful family home, with space for the kids to play, and for mum and dad to relax.
North Morley Primary School is a short walk away, the high school isn’t much further and a small shopping centre is literally a 10 minute stroll.
by JENNY D’ANGER
29 Phillips Street, Dianella
Offers over $799,000
Toby Baldwin 0418 914 926
Here Property 9443 8011
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