Coburg bungalow brings eclectic style, drum kit to period pedigree

14 Walsh St, Coburg - for herald sun real estate

14 Walsh St, Coburg, presents as a classic California bungalow. Inside, it’s another story


Coburg’s quintessential California bungalow has been reimagined with an eclectic, yet eye-catching tweak at this prime address.

Behind its pale red facade, 14 Walsh St’s interior still has flashes of its original period details, including ceiling roses, ornamental cornices and leadlight windows.

But personal style shows through with decorative carpets, colorful feature walls and a mix of distressed timber floors and bright mosaic tiling in the main bathroom.

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Barry Plant Inner City Group agent Jarrod Couch said the home’s decor had been decidedly more European under its previous owners, but the current vendors had shown how easy it was to put your own stamp on the much-loved California bungalow home design.

14 Walsh St, Coburg - for herald sun real estate

The third bedroom is fitted with sound proofing to accommodate the vendor’s drum kit.


“People who walk through are seeing it all and saying it’s a great style,” Mr Couch said.

“And they (the vendors) have retained most of the period detail.”

The lounge room at the front of the home offers a formal entertainment space if desired. The kitchen is a central hub that features an induction cooktop and pyrolytic oven, and looks into a relaxed family room where sliding doors connect to the back yard.

The interior’s colorful walls continue outside where they are joined by established garden beds.

14 Walsh St, Coburg - for herald sun real estate

Bold colors and patterned carpet selections help the home stand out from the crowd.


The home’s three bedrooms include a main with an ensuite bathroom, while a spacious rear bedroom has soundproofing to accommodate the vendor’s drum kit.

It connects to a garage and workshop via a roller door to a rear right of way.

Capping it all off is a handy location zoned for Coburg High School, close to trams and shops along Sydney Rd.

14 Walsh St, Coburg - for herald sun real estate

Even the kitchen has cooked up a different decor scheme to typical homes in the area.


“Walsh St is a very, very good street and it’s move-in ready, so it has generated a lot of interest,” Mr Couch said.


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