"Heathfield" Beautiful Bayside Bungalow with Charm & Character on 700sqm approx.
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Be enchanted by the superb Bayside location and incredible possibilities of this charming north-facing, 3-bedroom Californian Bungalow, which has graced Heathfield Road for 80 years. Set in landscaped gardens behind remote-controlled gates, the original double-brick facade remains picture-perfect. A brick archway over stucco walls defines the entrance portico and the large front bay and corner windows retain their classic lead-lighting. The charm-factor continues inside with the front rooms brimming with period details including decorative ceilings with strapping and roses, ornate mantels, a striking hand-carved feature archway, plus original Baltic Pine boards. Perfectly positioned close to boutique cafe shopping strips in both Were Street and Hampton Street, the house is also in walking distance to some of Melbourne's best schools including St Leonards, Haileybury, Xavier College, Brighton Beach Primary and St Joan of Arc. The classic, timeless layout is perfect to enjoy now, while perhaps laying future plans for a 21st century update to the existing renovated area. The three bedrooms, at the front of the house, are light-filled and charming with period details and windows fitted with plantation shutters. The master bedroom features the timber flooring, ornate mantle, and bay window with a gorgeous garden outlook while the other two rooms are fitted with quality woollen carpets and BIRs. There is also a central studio/sitting room, luminated with a skylight, and OFP. The family bathroom and a large built-in linen press is also in this area, which backs onto the master bedroom - these could easily be converted to WIR and ensuite. The rear section of the house includes an open plan living/dining zone and large light-filled country-style kitchen with Euro S/S appliances including a Blanco 900 mm freestanding gas cooker and Miele dishwasher. With an exposed original clinker-brick feature wall and a beamed ceiling, this area has a sunny outlook to the back garden accessed by full-height glass sliding doors which open to a vine-covered pergola and outdoor dining area. The north-facing, rear garden gets sunshine all day. It is fully-private with lush lawns, a cubby house and trees to climb - a perfect sanctuary for kids and pets. Includes another family bathroom, a large laundry and heaps of storage cupboards. There is gas-ducted heating, split system A/C, two OFPs, a large garage with storage area plus off street parking for up to 4 vehicles. Due Diligence Checklist