Graceville, part of the McKay housing precinct, has a new timber front deck and thoughtful period-sensitive colour scheme on the exterior, so this charmer catches the eye from the outset.

Featuring timber floorboards throughout, the house has three large bedrooms with the expected high ceilings, picture rails and ceiling cornices. The main has an en suite overlooking a private courtyard. Ornamental fireplaces add character in the main and second bedrooms, and also the lounge.

 

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020

 

Much care has gone into a thorough renovation project, with the house re-stumped, re-wired, re-plastered and re-roofed and new gas lines and sewerage included.

An internal wall has been removed to open up the flow between the kitchen, meals and main living areas.

An ingenious re-imagining of the large rear laundry has transformed it into an on-trend second bathroom with a euro laundry.

The length of the back wall features a double-length frameless glass shower with waterfall showerhead and timber-topped vanity. Light pours in from the lush backyard through the timber sash window.

This kitchen boasts stylish timber cabinetry with black hardware, a tiled splashback and the stunning matte slate laid throughout the back of the house. It’s a creative choice that picks up on the 1980s culture resurgence – sure to look current for years to come.

Cafe doors open out to the huge garden that boasts a thriving veggie patch and chicken run. Walk down the winding paths and it’s clear to see the thought and effort made by a resident green thumb to create a beautifully designed and well cared for space – one the kids could easily enjoy playing hide and seek in.

A new, self-contained garden studio at the rear of the property is currently used as a music room. It comes with a kitchenette and small bathroom.

Other features include a split-system and a single carport.

Albion has an energetic vibe these days, one that is attracting young families in droves.

Graceville is close to schools, parks and bike tracks, as well as public transport and the shops, eateries and markets of Sunshine central.

 

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)

13 Sydney Street, Albion, 3020 (Photo supplied)