THIS federation-style home in Inglewood is warm and welcoming.
At the heart of the three-bedroom house is the gorgeous light-filled open plan.
With a nod in the direction of the tiled fireplace, the owner says: “The family room is where we spend most of our time. In winter I love the fire.”
Inglewood primary school is almost across the road and the playtime sounds are a pleasant backdrop.
“I sit in the courtyard and listen to kids laughing and playing,” the owners say. “I really like that.”
The high-walled courtyard has a covered brick patio and a patch of grass for the kids to play on.
For a relatively small space there’s a surprising number of trees, including a mature lemon, a pomegranate laden with fruit and a weeping mulberry.
Inside there are plenty of reproduction touches, like the stained-glass front door, brick fireplace, ceiling roses and honey-gold timber floors.
The spacious kitchen is dominated by a striking black, white and tan tessellated tile floor.
There’s a heap of sage-green cupboards, a white ceramic sink and a huge pantry, making this an easy area to whip up meals for a growing family.
The main bedroom, at the front of the home, is a generous space with a walk-in-robe and a black-and-white federation-tile en suite.
One of the kids’ rooms has been painted Wedgwood blue and white, creating a soothing atmosphere, and the other a fresh spearmint green and white.
From this Robinson Street home it’s a 25-minute cycle into the city, or there’s a bus stop outside the front door.
The Beaufort Street cafe strip and the night food markets are a five-minute walk away.
“Inglewood is just a great suburb,” the owner says.
by JENNY D’ANGER
16B Robinson Street, Inglewood
Natalie Hoye 0405 812 273
Acton Mt Lawley 9272 2488