This property is the face of new Sunshine. As more and more young families move into this part of the booming west, early 1950s-style properties just like this one are a popular choice.

The period-style facade and good block-size of 2 Barnett are instantly appealing, add to that a quiet street surrounded by similar properties. There is a milk bar around the corner and Ballarat Road is close by for an easy commute to the city.

 

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020

 

 

Retained period details such as sash windows to the front living and two bedrooms, plus period-style plaster work create visual interest.

Hardwood floorboards throughout show the promise this house inspires as you enter to contemporary spaces, past a new hardwood front deck with manicured shrubbery.

The main living room at the front of the house has external access to a tandem two-car carport, easily converted to garage status.

The room is compact but well proportioned and a split-system has been installed here.

The main bedroom opposite has older-style built-in cupboards but benefits from the light through the original sash windows and a 50s-era gas heater with brick surround which could be converted to a contemporary gas fireplace with ease.

A central dining section benefits from a custom mini-bar with wine glass storage.

The gorgeous kitchen opposite has convenient drawer storage, white 2pac cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances and more sash windows, creating that sought-after juxtaposition between the old and the new.

The second bedroom features more period features.

A study, bathroom and laundry complete the floor plan.

Step down to the large backyard with a pergola, shed/entertaining space and a second smaller shed for storage.

 

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

2 Barnett Street, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)