Woombye



Open House.

Once a church hall, this building has been renovated into a spacious three bedroom home that has a character of its own. The appeal of this property is the expansive living areas. The main space begs to be used for entertaining; a studio bathed in natural light or simply a generous living area. The unusually large main space has piqued the interest and imagination of each visitor to the property.

Polished, mixed hardwood floors, with reclaimed hardwood skirtings, are a richly coloured patina against the neutral palate of the interior colour scheme. The design preserves the lofty ceilings throughout and the light colour scheme and halogen lighting give a sense of sophistication and calm. Each of the rooms is naturally lit and ventilated.

The lounge floor steps up to a podium level to house a boardroom-sized dining table. A wide set of timber bifolds opens onto the highset deck and allow uninterrupted views to the massive poinciana tree and beyond to the hills. Large new casement windows in the lounge capture breezes and frame distant views. The prior use as a hall has afforded the room with grandeur.

A sunny breakfast-room, off the main living space and close to the entry is able to be used as an office. The master bedroom has generous built in robe and ensuite. This ensuite, spacious laundry and main bathroom are all appointed with mute toned tiles.

The house is situated on a ridge block, on the outskirts of Woombye, and the land slopes to accommodate two storeys at the rear. Below the main house is an artists studio or teenage retreat.

The house exhibits a number of the particular architectural elements of the time and the striking façade is a fabulous example of postwar architecture. Bays of hopper windows, parapet façade, stucco finish and washboard ripple glass in the entrance doors typify the period features. Aluminium doors have been removed and new banks of timber awning windows in the original style, strike a rhythm across the façade. The asymmetrically positioned, covered entry portico is part of the strong composition that distinguishes this property.