4 Kitchener Street,
Stunning weatherboard cottage with contemporary appealThis beautifully renovated weatherboard cottage, with perfect rear north aspect, functions as any contemporary family home should, yet bears the unique marks of its history.
The elegant facade entices the eyes with iron lacework, sash windows and a wide verandah that overlooks the front garden. Fully enclosed and made private by a veil of trees, this child-friendly lawn is a delightful place that comes into its own in the afternoons.
Inside, open-plan living is brightened by whitewashed timber floorboards and a skylight that allows light to fill the room, while high ceilings, a slow combustion fire and leadlight windows add character.
The contemporary kitchen features gas cooking, CaesarStone benchtops and marble tile splashback. Plus there's a handy servery window to the rear balcony, so you can pass out plates of food for your guests while they chat and enjoy the warmth from the northern sunshine.
The bedrooms are light-filled sanctuaries equipped with built-ins, while the contemporary bathroom with above-counter basin and leadlight windows is a masterful blend of old and new.
The versatility of this home is evident from room directly off the living space that can be used as third bedroom or as extended living. And the garage has been converted with decking to create a yet another outdoor space that can be used for play or relaxation.
Additional features include air-conditioned living, an electric front gate, off-street parking for two cars and a huge amount of underhouse storage. Location is also a major drawcard, with easy access to the city, a pleasant bike ride into Manly, and it's a quick walk to Stocklands shopping centres, schools and local shops.
Partial styling by Amazema