Feels Like Home: 14 Barina Parkway, Kelso

WHEN it comes to purchasing a property, it’s all about getting the best value for your money. 

That is why this particular home at 14 Barina Parkway stands out among other with similar credentials. 

This home may be 43 years old, but it has only had one owner and when it was built it was well ahead of its time.

That means that, for the most part, it is on par with properties that were built during the 2000s.

“In its day it would have been ‘the’ house,” Landmark Harcourts real estate agent Christine Boserio said. 

From the outside, this brick home presents beautifully with established gardens and a simple facade. 

You enter the home onto a tiled foyer, which provides access to multiple parts of the home. 

To the left is the formal living and dining room. 

Part of what made this property ahead of its time is the generous size of the living room.

It stretches the entire width of the home and enjoys a wealth of natural light from large windows.

The dining area provides access to the kitchen via saloon doors.

The kitchen hasn’t been renovated at all in 43 years, but it is well appointed and offers features that you’d find in modern homes, such as a breakfast bar. 

Other features include a wall oven, plenty of storage and a hidden cocktail cabinet. 

There is also space in the kitchen for informal dining. 

This home offers four bedrooms and a study. 

The study is located at the front of the home, coming off the foyer, while three of the bedrooms come off a long hallway.

Each bedroom features built-in wardrobes, while the master also offers an ensuite, something that wasn’t seen in many homes 43 years ago.

The home’s fourth bedroom is downstairs.

Depending on the new owner’s needs, this room could be used as a bedroom, as a rumpus room or, with a little work, could quite easily be rented out as a unit as it has its own entry. 

It can also be accessed from the garage.

“You could put a little kitchen in and a shower,” Ms Boserio said. 

The bathroom is located on the main floor of the home and is entirely original. 

Despite this, it is in perfect condition with not so much as a cracked or loose tile.

In addition to all of these features, 14 Barina Parkway offers a separate toilet off the downstairs laundry, a two-car garage with internal access, split-system air conditioning and stunning views from the rear of the property.

Ms Boserio said this property is ideal for a family or first home buyer, particularly considering its recent price reduction.

“I think a first home buyer could move straight in and put their mark on it,” she said. 

For more details, call Ms Boserio on 0448 195 448.