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  • Writer's pictureJon Ruwolt

A federation home renovation by an award-winning painter and an interior designer

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

OWNED by an award-winning painter and an interior designer, this is not your average character home. Take a look around the Walkerville stunner …

Award Winning Villa With Character and Charm

This stunningly renovated circa 1910 villa is located in the blue chip suburb of Walkerville in a lovely tree lined street amongst other quality period homes. Combining character features such as 12 foot high ornate ceilings, decorative cornices, fireplaces, stained glass and gorgeous polished timber floorboards with clean lines and a modern decor, this home seamlessly blends the old with the new. Showcasing quality fixtures and fittings throughout, the home is an entertainer's delight with an impressive outdoor entertaining area that boasts an intimate fireplace.

NO doubt you have seen more than your fair share of beautifully renovated character homes decorated with crisp white interiors.

But have you seen one decorated in up-to-the-minute grey tones?

Vendor Kerrie Wales is selling this four-bedroom character stunner at 2 Lansdowne Tce, Walkerville with her husband, Paul, an award-winning painter and decorator.

A trained interior designer who has worked extensively in the wedding industry, Mrs Wales has never been one to shy away from colour or touches of glamour.

She explains the 1910-built home, in which the couple raised their three children, has taken on many hues over the years.

Prior to the grey, it was all about Deep Purple and brown tones.

Today you will find it decked out in a mix of dark and light grey tones with white and gold accents and polished brown wooden floors.

The home also features a mix of character features, such as high ceilings, leadlight and fireplaces, along with more modern chandelier lighting.

Standout style features of the home include subtle grey-toned wallpapers in the dining area, and an elegant paved, pitched roof pergola in the rear yard with unique outdoor chandelier lighting sourced from wedding industry contacts. It also includes cafe blinds and a fireplace for year round alfresco entertainment.

Then there is the bedroom Mrs Wales converted into a full-size dressing room with its own fireplace, dressing table and clever shelving which displays a selection of colour-coordinated shoes and bags, almost as works of art.

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