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 In Lifestyle

The Appeal of the Californian Bungalow

The Californian bungalow remains a favourite for families with luxury renovations attracting premium buyers to this very liveable, yet coveted style of adored period charm with the ultimate in contemporary living.

As the weather increasingly warms, one of the finest places to enjoy a gin and tonic is on the verandah of a Californian Bungalow so it’s no surprise this style of housing can be originally traced to British India – also the birthplace of the G&T. The British adapted the indoor meets outdoor style of colonial houses to build homes and retreats.

The style became particularly popular in Australia being increasingly influenced by the United States. The Californian adaptation of the Bungalow made a huge impression and the designs also reflected the needs of Australians to cater for relatively warm summers and the appeal of indoor meets outdoor living.

To this day, the Californian bungalow remains a favourite for families with luxury renovations attracting premium buyers to this very liveable, yet coveted style. It’s often recommended Bungalows are best renovated as single level residences which ensures them to be an excellent investment attracting both families and those wishing to age in place.

The following Californian Bungalows are currently for sale with Marshall White and all offer exceptional combinations of adored period charm with the ultimate in contemporary living.

1 McLauchlin Avenue, Sandringham

This stylishly transformed Sandringham home celebrates many classic features which make the Bungalow so loved including the spaciousness of three living areas, solid timber floors, three/four bedrooms and a self-contained studio or office.

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7 Broughton Road, Surrey Hills

This expansive five bedroom Surrey Hills residence features decorative ceilings, diamond and coloured leadlight glass which blend perfectly with the newer contemporary living spaces. There’s even a charming box bay window seat in the family room to complete the picture.

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6 Through Road, Camberwell

The hallmark indoor/outdoor aspect of a bungalow is celebrated in this four bedroom Camberwell residence via the informal living areas bi-fold doors opening to a covered timber deck. Perfect for entertaining among the ornamental tree-lined northern side garden.

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40 Donna Buang Street, Camberwell

Beautiful leadlight feature windows and decorative ceilings retain the period charm of this three bedroom Camberwell Bungalow while also enjoying every modern comfort including an integrated Sonos sound system.

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10 Laxdale Road, Camberwell

Rich period character defines the central entrance hall, elegant sitting room with an open fireplace and the beautiful formal dining room with a bar in this c.1926 Camberwell classic. Two double bedrooms are set at the front of the house while a separate wing adds two further bedrooms.

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