24 Roosevelt Avenue,
Allambie Heights, NSW
Picture perfect family entertainerIt will be hard not to fall in love with this picture perfect cottage. Lovingly maintained by the same family for nearly 60 years, 'Ivy's cottage' has all the allure of yesteryear but with some fantastic modern inclusions.
The immediate feel of home starts with a verandah out the front, planter boxes alive with colour and gorgeous window shutters. Stepping inside its polished hardwood floors, large light-filled rooms and high ceilings that add to the grand sense of space throughout. The bedrooms are all cleverly placed at the front, which leaves the back of the house to easy living and entertaining. A welcoming kitchen offers an impressive 5-ring gas burner with the dining room sitting alongside and perfectly poised for family gatherings. There is a generous living room with French doors that open on to a north facing garden framed by statuesque palms with a lush green lawn for the kids and the dog. The sparkling pool almost steals the show and will be the epicentre of family fun in the summer. And the all-weather entertaining area offers a delightful place to relax with the tranquil sounds of the fishpond nearby.
On a substantial 677sqm block with Allambie PS just a few doors along, it's an exceptional spot for families with school-age kids. The café at the end of the road is a great place to grab a coffee after drop off or to meet friends on the weekend. City buses leave just around the corner for the commute to work and surfing beaches are a five-minute drive away. It's a fantastic family find.
Partial styling by Amazema