Artists’ Thornbury home goes from dull to dynamic


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The stylish Thornbury home is expected to sell for $1.37-$1.47 million.

An artistic family has added more than a splash of colour to this once-quiet Thornbury home.

The circa-1900 Victorian at 212 Ballantyne S
tnow pops with a bright colour scheme and distinctive feature walls.

It is expected to head under the hammer on June 22 with a $1.37-$1.47 million price range.

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The living room opens to the central deck.

The old timber kitchen.

The new, modern kitchen under custom lights.

The living room divided by a custom bookshelf.

Nelson Alexander Northcote agent Robert Pierantozzi said the owners, who had a background in the arts, renovated and extended the single-fronted home.

He also said it was designed by ODR architects to be eco-friendly and capture as much light as possible.

“The home is warm and bright, with a lot of colour in every direction,” Mr Pierantozzi said.

“The family really wanted their personality, and the personality of the area, to shine through.”

At the front of the freestanding home are two bedrooms and a bathroom, all with striking feature walls.

The modern living domain with a wood heater and designer kitchen wraps around the outdoor entertainment deck.

The main bedroom, which accesses the versatile retreat room and large rooftop terrace, is upstairs, while a private courtyard, shed and carport is at the rear.

Other features include a study alcove, custom lighting, laundry facilities, double-glazed windows, hydronic heating, 2000L water tanks, solar panels, ducted reverse-cycle airconditioning and storage spaces.

The wood heater is enclosed in honeycomb-look walls

A global perspective.

One of three rocking bedrooms.

The low-maintenance deck and garden.

Mr Pierantozzi said the property was half its size before it was renovated, and that it was rare to find a home on about 266sq m that was capable of housing a large family.

“It is a sad sell for the vendors who put a lot of hard work into it, but they are moving closer to family,” Mr Pierantozzi said.

“It is a versatile property that would suit professional couples, investors, families and downsizers.

The old living domain.

Replaced with contemporary interiors.

The rooftop terrace.

“It is vibrant and colourful with real energy.”

The property last sold for $343,500 in April 2004.

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