Coun­try charm within Ur­ban Growth Zone

The Gazette Real Estate - - VIEW -

Si­t­u­ated only min­utes from the Drouin town cen­tre in the pre­mium Ur­ban Growth Zone, this 12.35 acre prop­erty of­fers end­less op­tions for the as­tute buyer.

The hold­ing ad­joins the pres­ti­gious Fair­way Drive Es­tate with mains sew­er­age com­mit­ted to be in­stalled through the prop­erty. Cur­rent sketch plans for 29 lots rang­ing from ur­ban blocks to larger life­style al­lot­ments, to­gether with a des­ig­nated wet­land re­serve is a fur­ther fea­ture. How­ever, all that aside, the orig­i­nal home­stead and ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture should not be over­looked. Ooz­ing coun­try char­ac­ter, the res­i­dence is a delight. Be­hind the cot­tage façade is a sur­pris­ingly spa­cious home with three be­d­rooms, bath­room, two large liv­ing ar­eas and a su­perb, re­cently ren­o­vated kitchen. Fur­ther liv­ing space is pro­vided by a shel­tered deck at the rear with splen­did east­erly views and two, in­ter­con­nect­ing cov­ered al­fres­cos to the side of the home. Ad­di­tional im­prove­ments in­clude the orig­i­nal brick dairy, con­verted to a garage, stor­age and a work­shop, a lockup dou­ble garage with a con­crete floor, sundry sheds and a hen house. The dairy also in­cludes a kitch­enette and a wood fire. Wa­ter is pro­vided by a large tank for house­hold use and a spring fed dam for stock. French doors from the brick paved al­fresco lead di­rectly into the kitchen. Mod­ern, yet re­tain­ing a coun­try feel, the kitchen high­lights stone bench tops, white cab­i­netry in­clud­ing glass over­heads, a glass splash­back, stain­less steel up­right cooker with canopy range­hood and a Bosch dish­washer. There is am­ple stor­age with a stepin pantry and space at the is­land bench for friends and fam­ily to gather. Nearby is the laun­dry and a sep­a­rate toi­let, there is an ad­di­tional toi­let off the al­fresco. Lin­ing boards and pol­ished floor­boards are fea­tured through­out the home, adding to the warm and invit­ing am­bi­ence. A solid fuel heater and split sys­tem air con­di­tion­ing in the liv­ing area to­gether with a ceil­ing fan in the din­ing room main­tain cli­mate con­trol.

The three be­d­rooms have built-in robes, two also have a ceil­ing fan. Café blinds around the deck pro­vide a buf­fer from cool winds with­out ob­struct­ing the lovely ru­ral views.

The sur­round­ing gar­dens are well main­tained and cre­ate a pri­vate sanc­tu­ary for the home. A va­ri­ety of fruit trees, a veg­gie patch and fresh eggs from the hen house will stock the home larder. This is in­deed a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for in­vestors, de­vel­op­ers or the buyer seek­ing a life­style prop­erty with fu­ture in­vest­ment ap­peal. Num­ber 235 McGlones Road, Drouin is on the mar­ket for $2,300,000. Max Canobie from SEJ Real Es­tate War­ragul the mar­ket­ing agent and will be pleased to as­sist with all en­quiries. Tele­phone Max on 5622 3800 or 0429 858 384.

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