Hawthorne home a gem from bygone era
THIS Californian bungalow has been lovingly maintained by the current owners for nearly three decades.Paul and Belinda Wallis bought 71 Philip St, Hawthorne, in 1989 and moved in the day the eldest of their three children was born. Mr Wallis said “quite a bit” had been done to the house over the years, but was in keeping with the style and character of the home.“We did a small extension to turn a sleep-out into two bedrooms and we remodelled the back half of the house,” he said. “We put in a swimming pool and we also excavated under the house and created a large amount of off-street parking.” The home has timber panelling and plate rails.The triple-gabled home was built in 1926 and has a wide front porch, silky oak timber panelling, cedar plate rails, leadlight doors and windows and VJ walls. There is a formal lounge room at the front of the home with built-in bookshelves and a set of leadlight doors that lead to the dining room. The updated kitchen and meals area has an upright cooker and stone and timber benchtops. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The master bedroom has a bay window looking out to the landscaped front yard while all bedrooms have built-in robes. The home also has two bathrooms, an internal laundry, a games room and an attic space that could be converted into additional living space. The back deck overlooks the swimming pool.Outside is a rear deck, powder room, pool, shed and plenty of off-street parking. Mr Wallis said the layout of the home meant the family could come together or find their own space. “The kitchen area is really the hub of the house and there are multiple spaces inside and out to get the best out of the weather of the day,” he said. “The backyard has a really nice open terrace and there is the rear deck that looks out over the yard and pool or the front veranda that has nice views of the city and the river.”The home is being marketed by Gabrielle Baker from Harcourts Solutions and will be auctioned on May 20 at 11am.