This home makes our heart sing. An original cream brick veneer that's even better than the day it was built; because this one comes with having been loved and cherished for its unique self over decades of housing local families. Why else would it have survived this far with its retro features intact? You're going to love it, too.
Consider, all in great condition, hardwood timber floorboards, timber window frames, decorative cornice, retro light fittings, and the best bit? An original kitchen so lovely it's easy to see why it's stood the test of time. Step up, up, up the front porch steps to realise the home's elevation over Retreat Rd. The entrance hall reveals double sliding frosted glass doors, the weight of which shows the quality.
Step through to a spacious open-plan living/dining room. Approximately 9 x 4.3 metres of space allows you to spread out and dress it as you wish, as the current owners have done beautifully. Will you go modern, vintage or a mix of both? There's a wood heater set neatly into the original mantlepiece, plus a split system, and views over the neighbourhood.
That kitchen boasts banks of timber cabinets painted a cool white and grey. A breakfast bar extends the dining options. There's the obligatory sink under the window, overlooking the cute backyard. Three bedrooms are spacious by today's standards. The main has a split system. All three have loads of character thanks to the period features. The three-piece bathroom has been renovated, in tones of clean, crisp white.
Outside, an undercover alfresco area is a welcome addition. As you'd expect, the trees and shrubs are well-established, including a date palm. A single garage sits at the end of a long driveway, and there's extra parking space out front. This home would be a fantastic investment; being close to La Trobe Uni and local schools, Spring Gully is a suburb in demand. However, competition with first home buyers will be hot.
Love the home, and the location. Walking or cycling the creek trail is a favourite local pastime. And you'd be forgiven for stopping by the Spring Gully General Store for coffee and conversation mid-way. There's lots to talk about here. Inspect while you can.