Outstandingly located in Bayside's prized family lifestyle precinct, this stunningly transformed double-brick residence retains its original art deco charm while celebrating contemporary luxury and liveability.
Set behind a high fence and auto-gate linked to the home's wi-fi video intercom security system, in a brick-paved north-facing front yard, edged with lush, landscaped borders, an ornate portico entry opens to light-filled interiors, freshly painted in a crisp Hamptons'-inspired colour palette and newly floored in engineered limed oak. Two bedrooms are in the front section, both sumptuously carpeted and fitted with timber plantation shutters and are rich in period details including elaborate plaster work on the ceilings and tiled fireplace surrounds. An original deco skylight (with exterior Velux capping) illuminates the hallway, and original stucco walls, adds texture to the uplifting aesthetics. The main bedroom suite features a gas log fire in the traditional fireplace, and a stunning terrazzo tiled ensuite bathroom with a double walk-in shower, polished bronze tapware, twin vanity, and freestanding tub.
Introducing the contemporary enhancements, a striking fluted timber wall lines one side of the rear section, with a series of cleverly concealed doors opening to a bathroom, a laundry, and the rear sitting room/home office, with sliding glass stacker door access to the alfresco deck. The open plan family living/dining zone, with brick-surround open fireplace, is expansive and light-filled and invites indoor/outdoor living and entertaining options with sliding door access to both the rear deck and side alfresco areas. The kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art Bosch appliances including a 900mm gas cooktop with wok burner and double oven, stone benchtops, and a split-level island bench/breakfast bar. Bordered with ornamental pears, the private rear garden, has a lawn area, and a custom two-level cubby with storage and slide, while the timber-decked alfresco courtyard to the side of the house can be gated off, and is ideal for barbecues or evening drinks, with festoon lights strung between the trees.
Includes wi-fi video security system, gas ducted heating, split system air conditioning, ceiling fans, instant hot water, new lighting, storage shed, and secure off-street parking for two cars. Ideal family-friendly location, within steps to Hampton Street cafes, St Leonards and Haileybury colleges, Dendy Park, golf course and an easy stroll to Brighton Beach station. Due Diligence Checklist