THE Voice doesn’t usually start home reviews in the back garden, but this Bayswater home is a bit special.
On the side of the large garden shed is a mural of a lush forest with a waterfall and blue sky in the distance.
It could have easily been a naff indulgence, but it works extremely well and blends effortlessly into the rest of the greenery in the back yard.
The mural is just one of the many highlights in this four bedroom two bathroom home, which has loads of charm and character and is a gorgeous family affair.
The main open plan lounge/dining room/ kitchen is especially impressive.
A huge artwork sets off the lounge, which is slightly off to the side and a nice spot to chill with family movies and the AFL come the weekend.
The Voice like how it’s slightly around the corner so you have some noise separation from the kitchen when you are watching movies and TV.
The dining room is tucked under a mezzanine but there’s plenty of natural light courtesy of the many windows overlooking the garden. Whipping up a meal will be breeze in the spacious kitchen which has a water filtration system, double sink, gas cooktop and built-in pantry cupboard.
It’s nice that white has been eschewed in favour of dark counter tops and natural wood cabinets and drawers.
It makes a change from the omnipresent white you seen everywhere and actually blends in better with the stainless steel appliances, giving the kitchen a chic industrial look, enhanced by the metal splashback.
So the kitchen gets some extra points for originality and bold style choices.
Up on the mezzanine is a couch, book shelves, digital piano and an old pinball machine.
It’s a lovely little spot to escape the rest of the family and I’m guessing this might be dad’s ad hoc man cave.
The jutting roof almost creates an architectural statement here and it’s all very stylish.
With spring nearly sprung, it’s great to know this home has a balcony overlooking a massive backyard with a huge powered workshop/shed, with right-of-way access, and a sizeable lawn.
If you have young kids you could leave as is or you might want to put in a pool.
The balcony has plenty of room for an alfresco setting, BBQ and couch, so you can enjoy this undercover space all-year round.
The home includes driveway parking for 2-3 cars (one undercover), an electronic front gate, air-conditioning, security alarm and under croft storage.
Situated on a 526sqm block on Kitchener Avenue, you are close to local parks, the Swan River, Meltham train station, Bayswater town centre and neighbourhood cafes.
This is a lovely family home in a sought-after neighbourhood, and you’ll just love that mural!
Buyers in the $900,000’s
12 Kitchener Avenue, Bayswater
ACTON Mt Lawley 9272 2488
Agent Carlos Lehn 0416 206 736