Croydon period home brought back to life with modern elements


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36 Alwyn St, Croydon is surrounded by a picturesque garden.

This stunning period home is an excellent example of how to bring character features into the 21st century.

The timeless appeal of a bygone era blends with modern elements to create a family home in one of Croydon’s earliest established pockets.

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The provincial-style kitchen.

The extended and enhanced house at 36 Alwyn St now has a six-star energy rating, according to McGrath Croydon agent Paul Fenech.

“It was a really nice renovation and one of the highlights is the kitchen as it has skylights where lots of natural sunshine comes in,” Mr Fenech said.

From the street, the picturesque white weatherboard is all charm. Inside, formal areas blend with modern updates to give the home a new sense of life.

Period features have been retained throughout.

This living space could also be used as a bedroom.

A traditional central hallway leads past three bedrooms, or two bedrooms and a living room, to the formal dining room, lounge room and kitchen.

Here, timber wall panelling, an open fireplace, timber floors and leadlight windows add charm, while a provincial-style kitchen under a timber-lined cathedral ceiling with skylights updates the home.

The view from the main bedroom.

The studio or workshop.

The main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite is upstairs.

“It also has a balcony with lovely views,” Mr Fenech said.

Feature windows frame glass doors at the rear of the home. They open to a covered outdoor entertainment area.

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A separate brick cottage in the backyard doubles as a workshop/studio.

The property is walking distance to Wyreena Arts Centre and is close to other amenities including public transport, schools and shops.

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