The upstairs living area opens to the back balcony“We did have two teenagers living at home and the downstairs lounge area enabled them to have their own living area and we had our own living area upstairs,” he said. And being walking distance to Manly Village, the train station and the ocean was also handy for the teens. But now that Mr and Mrs Laurendet’s children have left home, it’s time for the couple to downsize. Mr Laurendet said he would miss the friendly neighbours and community. The property is being marketed by Sandra Greaves from Belle Property Manly for offers over $845,000. The home at 137 Mountjoy Tce, ManlyTHIS fully-renovated home is a short stroll from Manly Village and the Esplanade. Sandra and Mark Laurendet bought the home at 137 Mountjoy Tce in 2003 and gave it a complete makeover. “We basically stripped the inside, reconfigured it and refitted it out,” Mr Laurendet said. “The balcony is no longer enclosed and it has the views of the water.”On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, with a built-in robe in one, a study, family bathroom with tub and shower, and a laundry. The big family room flows out to the back patio and fenced back yard. The downstairs living area would make for a good teenagers’ retreatThe master bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite is upstairs, separate from the other bedrooms. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Also on this level, there is a dining room, lounge area, kitchen and powder room.The kitchen has a crisp white colour scheme, stainless steel oven with a gas cooktop and rangehood, and plenty of bench and cupboard space. The upstairs lounge area also has sliding doors that open to the balcony with ocean views. Mr Laurendet said the multiple living and outdoor areas made the home perfect for entertaining.And the separate parents’ and teenagers’ retreats made for functional family living.