This charming, early 1900's era workers cottage has undergone a comprehensive renovation, delivering a fresh and stylish home that is also as pretty as a picture.
The two level property is deceptively spacious, a feeling that is enhanced by high ceilings. The home has a traditional layout, with an appealing, open front verandah overlooking a manicured front garden.
On the upper level are two good-sized bedrooms, both with built-in storage and air-conditioning. There are French doors to the front verandah and beautiful plantation shutters to filter the natural light.
The rear of the home is dedicated to living and entertaining and here you will find the open plan sitting and dining rooms, with timber bi-fold doors connecting the internal spaces with the generously sized rear deck. This creates a roomy, indoor/outdoor area, perfect for relaxing all year round.
The adjoining kitchen embraces a crisp, white colour scheme, with stone benchtops, stylish natural marble splashback tiles, and during the renovation, particular attention was paid to creating plenty of storage. A bi-fold window captures the breezes and also acts as a very handy servery to the rear deck.
The bathroom on the upper level features stylish marble 'Calacutta Gold' tiles on the floor and walls, creating a sophisticated hotel style feel. There is a shower and a separate claw-foot bath, which is actually an original feature of the cottage and is date stamped 1916. It has been expertly reconditioned, resulting in a piece that is not only visually striking, but also a link to the home's past.
On the lower level there is a spacious, informal living room, which opens to the rear terrace that is tiled with quality travertine pavers. This is another lovely entertaining area, which connects seamlessly with the thriving garden and fully fenced, flat backyard. There is a large bedroom, with built-in storage and another smaller bedroom that is currently used as a home office. The lower level bathroom is equally as stylish as that on the upper level and it conveniently contains the laundry facilities.
The home has secure parking with extra room for storage and direct internal access. There is room for another vehicle to park off the street. The property has a water tank and there are split system air-conditioning units throughout.
The home is located in a quiet pocket of Bardon, close to numerous parks and a short drive to Paddington's Latrobe Terrace and to Ashgrove central. It is close to numerous schools including Marist College Ashgrove and Mount St Michaels and it sits in the catchment for Ithaca Creek State School.