When Michael and Katie Camilleri purchased this California bungalow back again in 2012, it was in ‘an excessive state of disrepair’. The property experienced been uninhabitable for a lot more than 20 several years, with no functioning kitchen, or bathroom!

‘Most considered we had been mad, but we realized that with a eyesight and a large amount of hard perform, our property could be one thing distinctive. Soon after executing some insignificant renovation operates originally, we eventually determined in 2018 to embark on a two-calendar year journey in creating the residence of our dreams,’ Michael states.

The unique dwelling experienced numerous ornate options such as tuck-pointed brick do the job, in depth timber wall panelling and parquetry flooring. The new layout, by Hazel Porter Architecture, has designed on these capabilities, reimagining the house as a glamourous five-bedroom dwelling, with interval character but a modern ground strategy.

Powering the rather 1920s facade, an expanded hallway qualified prospects to a placing open up-plan living, kitchen area and dining space, comprehensive with an remarkable scullery and laundry. Glass sliding doors lengthen from the smooth modern kitchen to the lush backyard – fitted out with a white mahogany deck around the swimming pool with granite-paved surrounds.

This entertaining place sorts the heart of the residence, the place the loved ones have liked a great deal of winter evenings by the fire, and heat summer time evenings seeing their two sons, Will and Charlie, taking part in in the pool.

Upstairs, there is also a retreat, which could be established up as a playroom, although a review gives solutions for the new entrepreneurs to operate from property. Meanwhile, a grand most important bed room characteristics hints of the property’s historic attraction by way of a hearth and bay window-seat.

‘To us this locale is the inner north’s best kept key,’ states Michael. ‘Within 200m from our entrance doorway we have entry to Miller St Village, which is a collection of cafés, eateries, a gelato bar, wellness studios, community grocers, and specialty shops. We also are in really close proximity to the Merri Creek Parklands and trails which have been a heaven-despatched in the course of recent lengthy lockdowns.’

‘With all the buzz of these kinds of a energetic and vivid neighbourhood at our doorstep, when you enter our household, you are instantly transported into a tranquil and private sanctuary.’

99 Keon Street, Thornbury, VIC is detailed with Jellis Craig and will go to auction Saturday 26 March, 12.00pm. Acquire a glimpse at the complete listing right here.