By Jenan Taylor
Leave your car at home, shop for fresh food locally, take an easy stroll with the kids to school or get to your own classes and lectures on time because the railway station, bus depot, St Albans North and Sacred Heart primary schools, Victoria University’s local campus and the supermarkets of St Alban’s shopping precinct are just about on the doorstep of this post-war house.
49 Kate Street, St Albans 3021
Ray White St Albans: 9366 1144
Price: Contact agent
Auction: November 23 at noon
Classic brick veneer and a front framed by a traditional verandah herald the ageless charms of the residence while just inside the story continues.
Just off an entry hall that’s enhanced by the sparkling timber hardwood floorboards and pearl-hued walls that comprise the interior palette, push through a set of french doors and into the lounge with its attractive fireplace.
Another door, meanwhile, leads from here to a welcoming kitchen and family meals’ space. A traditional u-shape, the kitchen’s sturdy design, with timber veneer cabinets and white tile backsplash, invite you to savour the nostalgic ambience that suffuses the space or begin recreating your own chef style kitchen.
A window draws in light and provides a view to the paved, undercover living zone just outside, as well as the generous backyard. This area has plenty of space for children to play games, for a larger entertainment area as well as for pets, and there is a shed and garage.
At the front of the house, the main bedroom is light-filled and a wide window frames the outlook over the garden. There are two further bedrooms one of which has a built-in robe while the other has views of the backyard. A family bathroom is in good condition and has a shower cubicle as well as a classic bathtub.
Ceiling fans and an air conditioner to help keep the temperatures even are found in some rooms in the residence, while external roller shutters on all the windows also add to insulation and help to keep things safe. The dwelling also has a gated car port and a garage and room for extra vehicles in the long driveway.