The blue-and-exposed-timber combination first highlighted on the facade of this post-war bungalow suits it perfectly.

The matching picket fence and lush front lawn combine to create an established and welcoming feel.


34 Dunbar Avenue, Sunshine, 3020


Set in a friendly cul-de-sac where children play at the end of the street, and backing on to Kororoit Creek, the property has a relaxed feel.

A four-year renovation has transformed the original part of the house into a contemporary home that retains a traditional feel, while an extension has doubled the available living space.

Ascend a cedar front porch to the wide hall with floating floors and downlights.

In the front living room, fresh flooring and refurbished door frames (found throughout) match the new exposed-timber cedar window frames.

In the main carpeted bedroom, original built-in robes have been restored. A new en suite has slate tiling in the shower and limestone flooring.

The other three bedrooms are also carpeted and have built-in robes.

The main bathroom, where the original kitchen once stood, illustrates the great work that has gone into completely transforming this house.

Open-plan living at the rear of the house is a treat and looks out to the large backyard and deck.

There is a generous lounge area, meals area and a country-meets-modern kitchen with soft-closing cabinetry.

The benchtops are made from quartz, chosen for the stone’s durability and ease of cleaning.

Exposed timber concertina doors glide open to reveal the fantastic outdoor entertaining offerings.

There’s room enough for a large family and their friends to relax in style.

A side drive leads to a shed-style single garage.

Together with the sprawling lawn and spruce tree at the back of the block, the garage ties in with the country-meets-modern feel of this special pocket of Sunshine that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of city life that is nevertheless so close.


34 Dunbar Avenue, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

34 Dunbar Avenue, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

34 Dunbar Avenue, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)

34 Dunbar Avenue, Sunshine, 3020 (Photo supplied)