Mount Melville

Char­ac­ter home has ex­pan­sive out­look

Great Southern Herald - - Southern Living -

The lovely home on Mt Melville re­tains all the charm and char­ac­ter of its mid-1960s be­gin­nings and takes in ex­pan­sive views from most rooms.

Clad in sparkling white and with a tile roof, the home sits be­hind a neat front lawn with low-main­te­nance gar­den beds and a drive­way lead­ing to a garage at the side.

The in­te­rior is warm and invit­ing, with pol­ished jar­rah floor­boards, high ceil­ings and a fire­place re­flect­ing its ori­gins, while mod­ern fea­tures and com­forts have been taste­fully in­cor­po­rated to please to­day’s fam­i­lies look­ing for a cen­trally-lo­cated, con­ve­nient home.

Big pic­ture win­dows in the lounge and din­ing room take ad­van­tage of the out­look to­wards the south coast and Michael­mas Is­land and around to the north-east­ern hin­ter­land while also mak­ing this good-sized liv­ing area light and invit­ing all year round.

Fit­ted with white cab­i­netry and a Miele dish­washer, the kitchen is a pleas­ant work area which en­joys an out­look over the back­yard and to the hills in the dis­tance.

Two of the three dou­ble bed­rooms share the view to the south. Two have plush car­pet, while the main has jar­rah floor­boards. All are con­ve­niently lo­cated near the bath­room, which has been taste­fully ren­o­vated and in­cludes a shower, bath, van­ity and toi­let. There’s a sec­ond toi­let off the ad­ja­cent laun­dry.

At the back door is a paved deck with space for a fam­ily-sized out­door set­ting and a bar­be­cue.

Be­yond that is the en­closed back gar­den, a par­adise for chil­dren with trees to climb, a sand­pit to play in and a big lawn for footy or cricket. At the far end, screened from the play area by woolly bushes, is the pro­duc­tive part of the gar­den, with raised veg­etable beds and a gar­den shed. Man­darins and or­anges grow at the side of the house, and on the op­po­site side, there’s a lock­able store­room or work­shop.

Within bik­ing dis­tance for teenagers are the sports grounds on North Road, parks and play ar­eas. Pri­mary and high schools and TAFE are within easy reach, as are shops and med­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties, while the beach is a short drive away.

Sleek vene­tian blinds and ivory decor fin­ish off this well-main­tained and much-loved prop­erty, which is ready for a new fam­ily to move in and reap the re­wards.

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