It’s not just the sympathetic fusion of early 20th century craftsmanship with modern streamlined convenience, that makes this beautiful four-bedroom home a winner from inside to outside.
George Agostino, of First National Hunters Hill, Gladesville and Ryde said the home at 179 Ryde Rd, Gladesville, was warm and inviting.
“You walk into the house and it’s gorgeous,” Mr Agostino said.
“Obviously, it’s got a lot of character and old and new blended together but there is something else — it is very welcoming with a good energy.”
Mr Agostino said buyers inspecting the property were won over by the extension, that opens the house to a north-facing, low-maintenance backyard.
“Everyone loves the open-plan flow in the living area — people are commenting on the outlook to the patio,” he said.
In this living and dining zone, a designer kitchen has sleek cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, giant pantry, subway tiles and marble benchtops.
Big windows provide a clear view of the backyard and glass-fenced mineral system pool, that has been a favourite hangout for the owners and their young sons.
The covered patio is almost as wide as the house.
It is the perfect place to dine on a balmy autumn evening with family and friends. It is wide enough that, on a rainy day, the little ones could still hang outside doing finger painting or ride their trikes up and down the paved area.
A formal lounge room in the original section of the house provides another living zone that can be closed off. It has an ornate ceiling, picture rails, high ceiling and restored fireplace.
Upstairs, a multipurpose room could be used as a fourth bedroom, rumpus or studio.
There are three more bedrooms on the ground floor, all with built-in wardrobes.
A spacious main bedroom has a recently renovated ensuite and restored fireplace.
Also on this floor are a study, main bathroom and laundry.
Timber floors, a fresh lick of paint throughout and ducted heating tie the bow on a home that is perfect for a growing family.