Character-Filled Family Home; Entertainer's Paradise
Turning into Balgowlah's famous palm-lined street, the immediate family-friendly vibe is felt here. Quiet and picturesque, yet only footsteps to Manly West public school, playgrounds, local and city bound buses, Stocklands, cafes and restaurants, this charming double-brick bungalow is brimming with period features, and its clever layout makes it a comfortable family home with a huge amount of heart.
Step inside this beautifully enhanced and light-filled home to find an array of charming features – lead light windows, sandstone feature walls, decorative ceilings, picture rails and an ornate fireplace, all of which blend effortlessly with key updates throughout. The home's clever floorplan sees sleeping quarters up top, while living and entertaining sits below and flows seamlessly out to a garden oasis. Home to two entertaining spaces, landscaped gardens with palms and a spacious studio, the backyard basks in sunshine thanks to its north-east aspect, and provides plenty of privacy and space for hosting friends & family, as well as children and pets – with room for a pool also possible.
All bedrooms provide BIRS and showcase high-ceilings and natural light, while flexibility to set up this home as a three bedroom with two living areas, or alternatively a four-bedroom abode, ensures it caters to growing and established families. Adding further flexibility is the bonus room upstairs, perfect as a sunroom or study space.
Downstairs, an open plan design makes way for a spacious living and dining area, while the celestial ceiling with expansive windows ensures this space is flooded with northern sunshine. The country-style eat-in kitchen is effortlessly connected to both indoor and outdoor living spaces, with bifold doors spilling you onto a covered terrace. Setting the scene for summer BBQs and family gatherings, this entertaining space will be the envy of all. Further down the backyard, a baby bamboo wall creates an enchanting backdrop to a sitting area complete with firepit – where winter night caps and marshmallow toasting can be enjoyed.
A level backyard with multiple entertaining areas, two tastefully updated bathrooms, a studio that offers a range of potential uses including kids retreat, a handy home office or additional storage, an abundance of subfloor space for storage needs or cellar requirements, a garden shed, as well as off-street parking space complete this extremely attractive home, which borders Balgowlah and Fairlight!