Reno ripper

HUGE windows, glass doors and skylights have transformed this 1960s Bayswater home into something “light and bright”.

The owners’ renovation has been sympathetic to the integrity of this Drake Street property, but it’s still packed with modern features.

Sitting on 481sqm, the home integrates beautifully with the landscaped gardens.

The front is like a geometric artwork with concrete, timber decking and a swath of emerald green lawn and stylised plantings.

The deck flows into the family/living room, via a bank of glass doors, where it meets a sweep of rich jarrah flooring.

“I love the living room: on a nice day you can have it wide open and it’s bathed in light,” the owner says.

“I also like cooking in the kitchen. It’s so practical and functional it doesn’t seem such a chore to cook for a toddler, and later throw the food in the bin,” she says, with an affectionate glance at her angelic daughter.

The kitchen certainly is a beauty with slick and clean lines. There’s heaps of white cupboards with funky copper handles, and the area combines 60s panache with modern convenience.

Cooking is a breeze with an almost floor-to-ceiling pantry, white and grey- flecked marble benchtops and a huge Smeg oven.

A dining room separates the kitchen from a child’s play room, meaning mum can beaver away in the kitchen while still keeping an eye on junior.

Massive sliding glass doors lead to a timber decked alfresco, which is protected from the elements.

It’s a great spot to simply chill, or stoke up the pizza oven and invite the mob around for a Margherita.

Three of the potentially six bedrooms are on the ground floor.

The main is huge and has an en-suite and lots of under-eave storage, and one of the upstairs bedrooms is used as a dressing room.

With a park next door and plenty of trees all around, the birdlife is prolific.

“Parrots, kookaburras. There’s constant bird chatter, which is lovely,” the owner says.

Bayswater train station is at the bottom of the street, along with a small shopping centre “with great Thai takeaway”.

65 Drake Street, Bayswater
EOI over $779,000
Carlos Lehn
0478 927 017
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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