Shelley Lyons has trans-formed her Clontarf home into a Balinese-inspired oasis and is now ready to pass it on to new owners.
Ms Lyons bought 12 Duke St more than four years ago and set about adding her stamp to it.
“I built in downstairs, creating a massage clinic space for myself down there. It has a studio kitchen, bathroom and toilet,” she said.
“I’ve enclosed (the front of the home) in with timberwork to create a Balinese feel and cut down on heat. I painted the house, put in garden beds and I did the outdoor ‘bathroom’.
“I really liked the concept of an outdoor bath. It’s not connected to water but you can just fill it up with the hose. In summer I would jump in and out of it during the day. It would also make a beautiful water feature.”
Set across two levels, the home has an open-plan kitchen and dining area and a living room with timber floors and doors opening to the large covered deck.
Two of the three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a bathroom and toilet upstairs.
Downstairs there is a multi-purpose room with kitchenette and toilet. A bathroom is off the utility room and there is a study opening to the outdoor bath area and patio.
“I like the downstairs area– it’s so calming. It has a beautiful feel about it and I painted it white,” Ms Lyons said. “It also has beautiful breezes that come through there.”
The home is on a 574sq m corner block with side access, established gardens and a big shed.
“This is a good home for someone who likes nature,” Ms Lyons said.
“There is a wildlife corridor that backs onto (the neighbourhood) that is filled with rosellas, parrots and ducks, which walk up the street. There is also a walking path that takes you all the way to Hornibrook.”
The property is on the market through Loren Mulholland of Abode Properties.