Tucked off Main Road East, with just about everything needed in life five minutes down the road, this class brick veneer from decades back has been maintained very well, and bears the hallmarks of a loved family home.
While the interior colour palette of soft greys on walls and carpet speaks of today, it’s the original ‘70s tiling and the amber-glass doors that catch the eye.
Into the 1980s, homeowners’ minds turned to adding the then newly fashionable rumpus room, where kids could ‘rump’ and let the grown-ups have the cosier lounge room. That’s true here, and said weatherboard extension could serve many purposes today, connecting as it does with a large covered alfresco area.
Abutting a good-sized meals area, the kitchen has that ‘70s décor, as well as a gas cooker. And a window behind the sink offers views of the pergola – always appreciated when looking out for the kids or visitors.
Three fitted and grey-carpeted bedrooms share a bathroom with crackin’ 70s tiling around tub and in shower. It’s flanked each side by laundry and toilet.
Gas heating and evaporative cooling deliver temperature control, while solar panels help out energy bills.
The driveway heads through wrought-iron gates to a carport and on to a lock-up garage with storage shed attached.
The backyard, on the block of nearly 540 square metres, has plenty of lawn area, and concrete paths – one of which heads to a fenced vegie garden right at the back.
Local watering hole, the Kealba Hotel, is around the corner, and entry to both Melton Highway and Calder Freeway is in easy reach.
Barry Plant St Albans: 9367 7044
Price: $540,000 – $590,000