141-143 Dorset Road, Croydon
A Stunning 20th Century Masterpiece
Built in the 1920s and occupying an expansive 1665 sqm (approx.) across two titles, this beautifully presented and lovingly restored Californian bungalow boasts the perfect blend of old meets new. Upon entering the double gates, one is immediately transported to another time and place where a private oasis of established trees, rose bushes and sprawling lawn awaits. And perched on the highest point is the crowning glory itself. As one of the first homes built in the ever-popular golf links estate, the property is steeped in history and has undergone a comprehensive and sympathetic renovation and extension to be transformed into what can only be described as an unsurpassed lifestyle opportunity for the growing family.
Stunning sash windows ensure an abundance of natural light throughout, while Baltic timber floors and 10ft high ceilings are a further reminder of its early 20th Century heritage. The generous floorplan offers 3 bedrooms and a fireside study, the main bedroom featuring a WIR and ensuite with the original pedestal vanity. The additional 2 bedrooms (BIRs) are positioned in their own wing and serviced by a beautiful central bathroom and separate WC. A lounge room situated to the front of the property is perhaps for more formal occasions and features beautifully restored American Oak panelling and original ceiling roses. The formal dining room features more of the same together with the benefit and warmth of a gas fireplace and outdoor access to the return veranda.
The beautifully appointed kitchen boasting brush box timber benchtops, a Miele dishwasher, s/s oven and charming window seat featured a number of years ago in Home Beautiful Magazine and is well equipped to handle the demands of family life, while the adjoining casual meals and living area is the true centre piece of the home. Light filters through wall to wall windows, and French doors open onto a rear veranda overlooking the garden.
From this prime location it’s only a short drive to the centre of Croydon where you’ll find an abundance of shops, cafes and public transport services. Quality schools are also nearby further enhancing the home’s appeal with families. Additional highlights include: GDH, refrigerated air-conditioning, alfresco dining, vegie patch, basketball ring, workshop and DLUG with storage loft. Inspect today!