It was a transformation that “went on for quite a while”, but Rachael Bartley and Ben Sunner could not have been happier with the result.
After buying a two-bedroom shack at 3 Roberts Street in Whitebridge in 2014, the pair began planning a renovation and extension that would take full advantage of the views on offer.
The nature lovers also wanted to bring the outside in. The result is a beautiful four-bedroom home with strong timber features, an extensive use of glass and seamless transitions from inside to out.
“We could see the biggest feature of the property was the outlook, the way it is positioned in the cul-de-sac,” Ms Bartley said.
“All of the decisions we made were based around maximising the outlook and that feeling of nature.”
The two-storey home is on over 600 square metres of land. It has three timber decks, a Caesarstone kitchen and open plan living.
The property’s X factor though is perhaps a versatile, separate studio with bathroom tucked away at the rear of the block.
The home is being marketed by McKiernan Real Estate with a guide of $1 million to $1.1 million and agent Andrew McKiernan described it as “something special”.
“The market has slowed up but certain properties will still generate a lot of interest and this is one of those properties where it’s going to be sought after,” he said.
It is open for inspection from 1pm to 1.30pm on Saturday.
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