The eyebrow-like awnings on the facade of this c1940s abode perhaps signpost the strong impression of individuality found beyond the front door – which, by the way, rocks stunning leadlight.
Individuality here is in the sense of being bold in transforming and selectively honing a solid, unremarkable weatherboard into a sharp, contemporary house that would appeal to all kinds of buyers.
- Joan Gladman: 5427 4307
- Price: $650,000
- Private sale
- Find out more about this property on Domain.com.au
The interior is spanking-new from go to whoa, with the exception of the Tassie oak floorboards throughout – polished but retaining its aged patina – the picture rails, lovely cornicing and casement windows (with original brass locks). It’s not just an indoor facelift though: plumbing is new, as are the steel stumps and side fences.
The palette of pearl-grey and white – with subtle charcoal accents – the white slim-line venetians on all windows, plus the stylish opening up of spaces put a rocket under the allure factor.
Entry is to the living hub, where the sitting and dining areas have a wood heater – a must for Woodend winter cosiness, although the split-system keeps things comfy year-round.
The kitchen is a corker. An island bench, topped with matte bamboo, sits under pendants in charcoal – the same shade as the handles on the pearl-grey cabinetry and rangehood – benchtops have quality marble-look laminate, splashback tiles are white subway, Bosch is the label on cooking appliances and there’s a Dishlex dishwasher.
The fully tiled laundry has the same chic look as the kitchen, and an in-wall slider opens from here to a glossy, fully tiled second bathroom.
Wrapped around the hub are three good-sized fitted bedrooms, as well as the sleek new fully tiled main bathroom.
Adjoining the kitchen, there’s a study (or fourth bedroom) with beautiful heritage french doors to a covered deck that has new oiled boards – just like the entry porch.
On a block of about 788 square metres, the large backyard shows off pathways in recycled bricks (check out those with 1956 Olympics logo), mature oak and ash trees, as well as olive and apple trees to go with the four vegie boxes.