As the style of clothes, cars, music and hairstyles have changed over the years, so too have the look of our homes.
From the Queenslander of the 1840’s, the Californian Bungalow of the 1920’s, the Art Deco of the 1950’s, and then, in the 1960’s we saw the establishment of the “brick veneer”.
The brick veneer home is relatively plain in style, however it was effective and built on a relatively small budget. The 1960’s were a period of growth, and brick veneer homes allowed for standardised construction, and saw many of these homes sprawled across former farmlands, to create the suburbs we know today.
The “not so humble” brick – offering superior performance due to high fire resistance, low thermal transition rate, high resistance to water penetration, and are low maintenance, which all add up to good value.
Ultimately, you’re looking at a home that is strong, safe, and sturdy.
But what about the style?
What can be done to make the brick veneer just a little more fashionable and current?
Two very popular updates are rendering and cladding, and both of these will significantly change the street appeal of your brick beauty. If either of those options are not in your budget, painting the bricks can change the look dramatically as well.
Check out this Beecroft home, “three birds renovations” created recently. Incredible! https://www.threebirdsrenovations.com/house3
Being such solidly constructed buildings; these homes are perfectly liveable so there is no desperate need to start renovating.
Let’s have a look at some brick beauties that are currently on the market- fabulous family homes in great locations, oozing potential.
94 Lamorna Ave, Beecroft
This home is proudly poised on the high side of the street across a large 929sqm block with 23.3m frontage. This cherished family classic delivers a standout opportunity to conceive a dream home in a sought-after setting. With a solid brick exterior, prime northerly aspect and copious natural light, it holds everything in its favour along with central access to shops, transport and reputable schools.
34 Bootie Street, Balgownie
Blissfully positioned in the foothills of Illawarra Escarpment, this substantial residence is designed for functionality and to effortlessly respond to the needs of a growing family. Enjoying far-reaching views to the sea, the setting is not only tranquil, but also picturesque. The sunny 610sqm elevated block is in a quiet cul-de-sac, minutes to the heart of Balgownie Village.
73 Connaught Rd, Valentine
Superbly presented with spacious proportions, this tranquil family home is set over two flexible levels and easily accommodates a modern family lifestyle with four bedrooms, two living areas and fabulous entertainers’ deck. Engulfed by lush green reserve and following the line of Sheppards Creek, it’s near well-respected schools, transport, daily needs and the lakes pristine waters.
17 Wingrove Ave, Epping
Relaxed, functional and flexible, this charmingly revitalised property is immaculately maintained and offers privacy, peace and quiet. High ceilings, large windows and a fresh colour palette enhance the airiness of the house and complement the mature gardens and level lawns, it’s ready to move-in and enjoy immediately while offering scope to enhance with some personal touches.