14 October 2020

Exquisitely renovated, perfectly updated Californian bungalow in Queanbeyan

| Sharon Kelley
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43 The Crescent, Queanbeyan

The beautifully styled home at 43 The Crescent in Queanbeyan. Photos: Supplied.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 43 The Crescent in Queanbeyan is an exceptionally renovated home. Built in the Californian bungalow style, the home is an example of renovations done right, preserving the historic aspects of the property while bringing it into the 21st century.

The home’s charm comes from choosing the right elements to maintain the home’s historic character, such as the garage door, the picket fence, timber windows and doors. The interior of the home, from the wrought iron spiral staircase to the ceramic kitchen sink, is an absolute delight.

The kitchen

Leadlight windows above the ceramic kitchen sink.

The Californian bungalow architectural style is ideal for attic conversions, with the pitched roof creating an opportunity to add plenty of space when renovated. The attic conversion in this home adds an enormous third bedroom, with a study nook, and a separate living room. The spiral staircase leads to the third-bedroom lounge, which is lined with bookshelves and beautifully lit through timber sash windows.

Downstairs, the renovation begins in the kitchen, which has a gas hob and pressed metal splashback, a wooden-topped island bench, stained-glass panels in the window and ample storage space. The neutral palette with timber accents is typical of the French provincial style and suits the home and its character. In the formal living room the open fireplace invites cosy winter nights, while the window seat is an ideal spot to curl up with a book in the sun in spring.

The master suite is on the ground floor, and has a lovely aspect out to the garden through French doors, and an ensuite which has been beautifully brought up to date.

Outside, an enormous alfresco dining area accessed through French doors is cooled by an overhead fan, and the timber decking reaches out to the red brick garden path, leading to an artist’s studio situated in the garden.

The studio has white barn doors, a vaulted ceiling and distressed timber flooring. It would make a perfect hobby room, teenage retreat or even a guest room. Redbrick paths lead to the studio and the garage, which has room for a workshop and all the garden tools you might need.

The bathrooms are also tastefully up to date, with white tiles and a frameless shower in the ensuite, and a full-length clawfooted bath in the family bathroom.

The beautifully renovated bathrooms are up to the minute in style.

The beautifully renovated bathrooms include an ensuite with frameless shower.

LJ Hooker sales agent Justin Maxwell said the home will go to auction on Saturday, 7 November at 12:00 pm, unless sold prior, with a guide price of $900,000.

“The home is fully renovated and ready to move into,” said Mr Maxell, “and is a rare chance to buy a fully updated Californian bungalow in the region.

“Prospective home buyers will appreciate the enormous effort and attention to detail that has gone into the home, from the attic conversion to the detail in the styling. It’s rare that you see a home on the market with such restoration of original features, while fully modernised inside.

“Another great thing about this home is the variety of outdoor living spaces, from the rear paved alfresco dining to the undercover alfresco dining, all set in beautiful gardens. I’m sure there will be many who will be interested in taking a closer look before the auction,” he said.

You can view this beautiful Californian bungalow at 43 The Crescent in Queanbeyan online, and see all the latest hot listings on Zango. If you would like further information, or to book a private inspection, contact LJ Hooker sales agent Jason Maxwell on 0416 182 379.

Original Article published by Sharon Kelley on The RiotACT.

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