Take a bow

RICH, dark-honey floorboards flow like a river of gold from the entry of this Bayswater home.

On the Inglewood side of Grand Promenade, this three-bedroom/two-bathroom property on Bowden Street is a surprise package.

It has loads of flexible spaces including a mezzanine loft that could be a second sitting room, home office, hobby room or kids’ games room.

And a small study next to the main bedroom would make a great nursery.

The vaulted ceiling in the living area has masses of windows and glass doors, conjuring space and light.

There’s a heap of cupboards and drawers, including a full and half pantry in the kitchen.

An L-shaped window ensures plenty of natural light, and a good-sized breakfast bar is ideal for casual meals or a hasty bite before school and work.

When friends are over for dinner, the kitchen bench is a great spot to chat while the chef adds last-minute touches to the meal.

When that’s done, head out to the covered alfresco to enjoy these gorgeous autumn evenings.

The reticulated garden is low maintenance, but I’d be inclined to soften the high fences with a creeper or two.

The main bedroom is large and has a walk-in-robe and en suite, with double vanities and an attractive feature wall.

This is a great family home with lots of schools nearby, including Inglewood Primary.

Meltham Station and the Beaufort Street strip are also close by, and the airport is virtually down the road.

by JENNY D’ANGER

16 Bowden Street, Bayswater
from $689,000
Natalie Hoye
0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley
9272 2488

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