• November 8, 2014

Eyes Drawn to “Ivy Beasley Cottage”

An olive couch with a small clutter of saucepans nearby sits on the wide porch of “Ivy Beasley Cottage” and this is concrete evidence of a vintage theme set to unravel. The vendors, Christine and Claire have clearly been in their element at 25 Bishop Street, Kingsville as they love everything to do with the art deco era.

When the day arrives to lock the door for the final time, you can just forecast that there may be a few second glances as this home is filled with redolent memories. “We’ve cherished developing relationships over the years with the old original neighbours and being down the road to Cruickshank Park as it’s the playground for our dog. We’re not cafe people but will dearly miss the parks,” Chris said. After fierce competition, this three bedroom home sold for $715,000 while the marketed quote range was $620,000 plus.

The new purchasers are ecstatic with their new home and they have every reason to be due to the extensive list of features. Baltic pine floorboards, gorgeous intricate ceilings and character rich fireplaces creates an engaging statement. The bright red kitchen and checkered bathroom with an original bath also nods to this home’s rich past. Outdoors, an established garden backdrop reveals a peaceful office/studio and an anonymous friend of the vendors referred to this as ‘the chapel.’ It’s a real bonus because if someone was an artist, it could be a man or woman cave! I absolutely loved the bright kitchen and just having endless cups of tea here,” she explained.

An inspired mind may even shift towards adding contemporary enhancements or extending as the future unfolds (STCA.) Whatever the new purchasers decide to do, their sense of exhilaration expressed in a series of photos highlights how they will most likely be counting down the days until they move into this period beauty.

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