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February 12th 2016
Not just a family home on a low maintenance block in a prime location, step inside and this surprising spacious residence offers so much more than even its attractive street presence would indicate. An expansive floorplan over 3 levels provides outstanding accommodation and a choice of multiple living and entertaining options.
At ground level a tiled entry leads to the formal living/dining room and an open study with built-in cabinetry and internal entry to the double auto garage, also a powder room and laundry. The stylish and well-equipped kitchen/family/meals space features stunning granite benches, walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances and flows out to a generous and private alfresco entertaining deck. The main bedroom is also located on the ground level presenting a large WIR and fully tiled double vanity ensuite with huge spa bath.
Upstairs is a fitted study plus a separate TV/ living area and 2 bedrooms with ensuites and WIRs (including one with a private balcony).
The lower level houses a 4th bedroom with large WIR and chic new bathroom, rumpus room/theatre, heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor terrace.
Enhancements include plantation shutters, reclaimed hardwood flooring, sound system, security alarm, ducted vacuum, ducted heating and split system air-conditioners.
The central location is a bonus within walking distance of the tram on Riversdale Road and local shops, close to train and the amenities of Camberwell Junction and surrounded by well-regarded schools, parks and sporting reserves.
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February 9th 2016
Set amid a series of lush garden rooms that significantly enhance its lifestyle appeal, this lovingly restored late Edwardian home provides flexible family living. Highlights include a spacious formal sitting room with a gas log fire, a light and airy open plan living and dining room, an entertainer’s kitchen with 90cm wide stainless steel cooking appliances, generous preparation areas, a separate bar and stunning views of the rear garden.
Showcasing sought-after finishes including polished Baltic pine floors, period detailing and decorator colour schemes throughout, it’s alluring appeal for young or established families is further emphasised by generous bedroom accommodation on 2 levels plus a fully, self-contained garden studio apartment.
Brilliant for entertaining, the deep rear garden features a very large solar and gas-heated spa pool with glass balustrading, a separate poolside lounge and barbecue area, contemplative lily pond with a water feature, herb garden, full-width deck with al fresco dining and a striking wrought-iron feature wall.
On a practical note, there is a large double garage/workshop, additional off-street parking, ample storage, concealed water tanks, ducted heating, split system cooling and ceiling fans.
In a quiet, leafy and well-regarded street just metres from Bowlers Green park and playground, Waverley Road village shopping and tram, a choice of buses and Malvern East or Carnegie stations, this outstanding home is within easy distance to a wide selection of schools. It is also only a short drive to Chadstone Shopping Centre and Monash Freeway. Zoned GRZ10, there is potential to further extend, reconfigure or redevelop at leisure (STCA).
Click for more information about 51 Serrell Street, Malvern East
February 3rd 2016
Elegant period features enhance this appealing, c1940 red brick veneer home. Offering ample scope to modernise further and a spacious backyard in which to extend (STCA), this elevated, 3 bedroom home inspires a variety of options including redevelopment as a prestige home or multi-unit site (STCA).
Polished timber floors, ornate ceilings, glass doors and well maintained original joinery retain the traditional feel of the entry hall, interconnecting lounge and dining room and the main bedroom which has also benefitted from the addition of spacious BIRs.
Further features include a stylishly modernised bathroom, central kitchen, separate laundry and 2nd WC.
Extending from the rear is an expansive alfresco deck with mountain views and a family friendly, north facing backyard with garden shed and sand-pit. Extras include OFP, split system air-conditioning and easy pull-down ladder access to attic storage.
Riversdale Road bus and tram and Wattle Park are within walking distance with easy access to Surrey Hills Station, primary and secondary schools and local shops.
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January 28th 2016
Unexpectedly large and in a location where everything you require for an effortless lifestyle is at your disposal, this home manages to blend spaciousness and a sense of warmth with modern finishes.
Entering via a manicured front garden and onto floating floorboards, the quality of the design is immediately evident as you move through to the generous open plan lounge, living and dining space.
Furnished by its current owners with contemporary wall and television units, the front living room is perfect for friends and family to gather after dinner in the adjacent kitchen/meals area.
The kitchen offers quality stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, gas cooking and range hood with stone bench tops and plenty of room at the breakfast bar.
Located on the ground floor, the master suite has plenty of space for the queen bed and sitting chair, incorporating double built-in walk through robes and a two-way ensuite with walk-in shower.
Upstairs you will find three large bedrooms, all with built-in robes, one currently set up as a home office or study giving you flexibility according to your lifestyle.
The modern central bathroom is well positioned to service the growing needs of the family and features walk-in shower, built-in bath and separate toilet.
The backyard features a covered patio area with ceiling fan, wall-mounted television and feature lighting. A brilliant deck area allowing alfresco dining compliments an undercover bbq area and tropical garden. A separate section of artificial grass with mounted shade umbrella provides room for the kids or animals to enjoy.
Fabulous additions here include dual cycle ducted heating and cooling, understairs storage, laundry with built-in storage, contemporary window furnishings, double lock up remote controlled garage with internal and backyard access and a 2100 litre water tank which provides grey water to the toilets and washing machine.
On its own title and in a location close to Mullum Mullum Reserve and Trail, Eastlink, Norwood Secondary College, new Ringwood Railway Station and the ever-developing Eastland Shopping Precinct, if it’s a convenient, modern, safe and secure lifestyle you’re looking for, then look no further.
Click for more information about 1A Hobart Street, Ringwood