Lifestyle beyond the hedgerow
WITHa rural feel but just minutes from the beach, shops and the airport, the interesting features of this property begin at the front boundary.
The heritage hedgerow maintained by the council is more than 100 years old, framing 2ha of manicured gardens, lawns and established trees.
Formerly part of Cilwen Estate (c1835), this land is known as some of the most useable in the state, says consultant Ant Manton.
The home, laid out on one level, has a cosy ambience because of the extensive use of timber throughout the house, such as the western red cedar doors and windows.
Warmth in the cooler months is not a problem, with the double-brick construction combined with a central hearth in the living room with an open fireplace on one side and a combustion wood heater on the other.
The open-plan living area looks on to the rest of the land and is highlighted by beautiful lead lighting in the floorto-ceiling windows.
The kitchen comprises an island bench with induction cooktop, a walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances built into the timber cabinetry.
Via the French doors, you can access the paved terrace and backyard with a large barn, two garden sheds, gazebo, BBQarea and multiple paddocks which suit crops or for horses.
The master bedroom features a built-in wardrobe and ensuite with a spa bath and corner shower.
Another two bedrooms with built-ins are located off the entry and a third could be used as a bedroom or study.
The main bathroom contains a lovely clawfoot cast-iron bath with the shower over.