A Beautifully Renovated Thornbury Californian Bungalow Hits The Market


When Michael and Katie Camilleri bought this California bungalow again in 2012, it was in ‘an intense state of disrepair’. The residence had been uninhabitable for more than 20 several years, with no doing the job kitchen, or toilet!

‘Most thought we ended up mad, but we knew that with a vision and a whole lot of tricky perform, our residence could be a little something particular. Soon after accomplishing some minimal renovation performs in the beginning, we lastly made the decision in 2018 to embark on a two-year journey in building the property of our goals,’ Michael suggests.

The unique dwelling experienced lots of ornate features which include tuck-pointed brick do the job, considerable timber wall panelling and parquetry floors. The new design and style, by Hazel Porter Architecture, has built on these functions, reimagining the assets as a glamourous 5-bed room home, with time period character but a modern flooring prepare.

At the rear of the quite 1920s facade, an expanded hallway qualified prospects to a hanging open-program residing, kitchen and dining location, total with an spectacular scullery and laundry. Glass sliding doorways increase from the sleek up to date kitchen area to the lush yard – fitted out with a white mahogany deck close to the swimming pool with granite-paved surrounds.

This entertaining space varieties the coronary heart of the residence, in which the spouse and children have savored a lot of wintertime evenings by the fire, and warm summer months evenings looking at their two sons, Will and Charlie, taking part in in the pool.

Upstairs, there’s also a retreat, which could be set up as a playroom, although a review presents solutions for the new entrepreneurs to get the job done from residence. Meanwhile, a grand most important bed room capabilities hints of the property’s historic charm by using a hearth and bay window-seat.

‘To us this area is the interior north’s most effective saved top secret,’ states Michael. ‘Within 200m from our entrance doorway we have access to Miller St Village, which is a selection of cafés, eateries, a gelato bar, wellness studios, neighborhood grocers, and specialty stores. We also are in pretty near proximity to the Merri Creek Parklands and trails which have been a heaven-despatched throughout new lengthy lockdowns.’

‘With all the excitement of these a energetic and vibrant neighbourhood at our doorstep, when you enter our dwelling, you are instantaneously transported into a peaceful and personal sanctuary.’

99 Keon Road, Thornbury, VIC is detailed with Jellis Craig and will go to auction Saturday 26 March, 12.00pm. Take a appear at the complete listing listed here.


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