IntercambioCasas.com - Oferta #135819 - Restored Victorian house with modern extension and pool in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, minutes away from Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour
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Nº de oferta 135819
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Our home was built in 1892 and renovated by us in 2007, retaining its charm and original features. We added an architect-designed extension to the rear which, while modern, is sympathetic to the older part of the house.
The bedrooms, plus a double living-dining room with piano, stereo and gas "coal" fire, are in the old section. The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, while the second has a double bed. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes but are not en suite, as we didn't want to spoil the original character of the house.
The new section comprises a large open-plan kitchen, casual dining area and family room, with 106cm flat-screen TV, DVD player and stereo, plus many books, CDs and DVDs, as well as a gas fireplace. This room opens on to a dining terrace, with mains gas barbecue, overlooking the 9x3-metre solar-heated saltwater pool. There's a small external bathroom and a 6,000-litre rainwater tank, which we use to top up the pool and water the vegetable garden.
(One of our sons is currently living in the studio above the garage, detached from the house, with a separate rear entrance. He uses the bathroom attached to the garage.)
Back indoors, the main bathroom has a large tub and separate shower, while the second bathroom, which doubles as a laundry, has a shower.
One of our favourite places is the wild front garden, which provides privacy for sitting on the verandah with coffee and the morning papers. The flowering Australian plants attract flocks of native birds to feed on the nectar.
Four generations of our family have lived in this house, so it holds a very special place in our hearts.
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There are numerous fabulous parks nearby, including 189-hectare Centennial Park, where you can ride a horse or a bicycle, feed the water birds or picnic beneath tall paperbark trees. Or you can catch a ferry across the glittering harbour to Taronga Zoo, one of the world's finest and home to three beautiful baby Asian elephants and three Sumatran tiger cubs, among many other fascinating and endangered creatures.
Opportunities for eating out, from ultra-casual to fine dining, are seemingly endless and there is a vibrant cafe culture. As well, Sydney has a thriving arts scene, with many galleries, theatres, concert halls and, of course, our World Heritage-listed Opera House.
We are well served by public transport, with numerous bus routes running past the end of our street and Bondi Junction railway station less than 10 minutes walk away. Bondi Junction is a shopping mecca, where you can buy everything from a Chanel handbag or Speedo swimsuit at Westfield to home-grown vegies and free-range eggs at the farmers' market. The chic shopping area of Double Bay is also nearby and the Sydney city centre is about 5km, or three stops on the train.
For more about our city and local area visit:
Lugares de interés a proximidad
|Club de puesta en forma||Playa||Bicicleta||Surf|
Please note that we don't want to have to clean at the end of our stay, so are happy to pay for a professional or to swap cleaning services. (Our cleaners come fortnightly.)
Instalaciones de la casa
|Jardín||Conexión Internet||Piscina privada||Lavadora|
Normas de la casa
|No se puede fumar||Se requiere cuidar de las plantas||No se aceptan mascotas|
Intercambio de coche
|Se puede negociar un intercambio de coches|
We can do NON-SIMULTANEOUS exchanges, as we can be flexible with dates. However, we only want to visit the Northern Hemisphere during the warmer months, approximately May to October.