12 Anzac Ave, Denistone, has street presence.
Looks can be deceiving. That’s what Peter Kambouris thinks about his home at 12 Anzac Ave, Denistone.
The postcard pretty facade belies what is beyond the front door, Mr Kambouris said.
“The house is quite large inside but from the street it is rather unassuming,” Mr Kambouris said.
“People stand in front of it and think, ‘What a nice little cottage’, then they walk through the door and say, ‘Wow’.”
The full-brick house built circa 1913 has been well maintained and still contains exquisite ornate finishes that would cost a fortune to replicate today, although previous owners have gone to great lengths to honour it.
High ornate ceilings, painted timber framed fireplaces, picture rails and stained glass window panels still look as elegant today as they did more than 100 years ago.
The timber floorboards were bought from another house from the same era and used in a sympathetic renovation.
Three large bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, and a family room occupy the front of the house at entry level, with a study or potential fourth bedroom upstairs.
The main bathroom has been designed for a busy family and pampering. It not only has a freestanding bath but his and her basins and showers that each contain two different shower roses. A glass shower door slides open at the touch of a finger.
12 Anzac Ave, Denistone: the “wow” factor never ends.
A modern addition opens up the rear of the house for relaxed entertaining.
There is a spacious dining and living zone and a fabulous kitchen with granite benchtops and splashback sourced from an Australian quarry.
The flow is to a wide back deck protected from the elements by an automated pergola. Around the corner is a swimspa.
The tour isn’t over yet. The house has a ground level where kids of all ages can get down to some serious fun. A media room, billiard room and bathroom are in this level, along with a laundry and copious storage.
Mr Kambouris’ favourite view of the house is from the koi pond in the backyard: “I love sitting there, looking at my koi and the garden.”
The property goes to auction on Saturday, December 1, through McGrath Ryde, with a price guide of $1.75 million.
For more details, contact Michael Dowling on 0418 637 593; Chris Pennisi on 0418 637 557.
12 Anzac Ave, Denistone: His and hers basins and showers, each with two roses.