Real Estate

Period features meet modern updates by the sea

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-11-06 03:31:49

The home at 113 Carlton Tce, Manly. Picture: supplied.

THIS beautiful art deco home with ocean views and a pool has hit the market in Manly.

Owners Kevin and Kristine Rees bought the 1930s property at 113 Carlton Tce in 2012 and slowly updated the home while making sure the character features shone.

“The first thing we did was put in a pool and landscaped the back, and it just continued on from there,” Mr Rees said.

“Being in such a great spot overlooking Manly harbour, we wanted to do it justice. We freshened up the kitchen, put in a new laundry, repainted, tiled front and back and put in a back patio.”

The front balcony looks out over Manly harbour and Moreton Bay. Picture: supplied.

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Mr Rees said the standout features were the custom-designed pool and the formal dining room.

“We redid all the surfaces in the dining room and the wallpaper as well, which is in keeping with the home’s era,” he said.

“It was all timber on timber, and that was probably our boldest move, giving it a modern feel by lightening it while keeping the formality of the room.”

The home is set on an elevated 607sq m block with bay views.

The formal living space has art deco features and wallpaper true to the era. Picture: supplied.

Spread across two levels, the home has three bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry and a family room opening to the front porch on the ground floor.

Internal stairs lead to the open-plan living dining and kitchen area, which opens to the balcony.

There is also a formal dining room opening to a rear balcony, a formal lounge room and a sitting room. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.

Mr Rees said the front balcony was one of his favourite spots, with its views across the ever-changing Moreton Bay.

The swimming pool was custom designed to suit the backyard. Picture: supplied.

Mr Rees said he and his wife were sad to be leaving but were glad to have been a part of the home’s history.

“We’re really proud of what we’ve done with the house and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed the years we’ve been there,” he said.

The property is on the market through David Lazarus of Belle Property Manly.