Semi rural living with development possibilities
For the buyer seeking a lifestyle and not just a home, this charming property on the fringe of Drouin could be the answer. The character residence is positioned on an approximate 2.4 acre level allotment with plenty of space for outdoor activities and pursuits. Currently zoned Low Density Residential, the potential for future development and subdivision (STCA) is an attractive investment option. Nestled amongst a tranquil garden setting of mature trees and flowering shrubs, the home is serene and private from the outside world. The broad front porch, decorative leadlight entry doors and quaint leaded sash windows give a hint to the Californian Bungalow style. A step inside reveals many original features of this timeless beauty including timber panelling in the oversized entrance hall, picture and plate rails, beautiful decorative ceiling panels and deep sill windows. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal living room, separate dining room, family room and a farmhouse kitchen are included in the floorplan. Positioned off the entry hall are the main bedroom with a walk-in robe and the formal living room featuring a brick open fire place with a timber mantel. Lovely Art Deco French doors allow the living room to be closed off from the hall and the adjoining dining room.
Also from the entry, a short passageway connects the second bedroom, main bathroom with a bath, shower and a vanity, then through to the kitchen. Functional, light and welcoming, the kitchen includes timber cabinets, lively green laminate bench tops, a gas/electric combination cooker, dishwasher and a ceiling fan.
The large island bench doubles as a breakfast bar. Nearby is the laundry with builtin cupboards and a separate toilet. From the kitchen a door leads to a brick paved patio and onto the rear yard with lovely views across surrounding farmland to the southern ranges. An extension to the original home has created the spacious family room, two additional bedrooms with built-in robes and the second bathroom. Timber dado continues the country theme in this living area whilst a solid fuel heater and a split system air condi- tioner maintain climate control. French doors lead outside to the garden. Additional improvements include a steel garage with a concrete floor and power, a garden shed, large water tank, solar panels and sundry outbuildings.
The acreage is divided into four paddocks and there is a small orchard of assorted fruit trees. Located approximately three kilometres from the town centre, the train station, schools and sporting facilities all within a short drive. Country character, town convenience and with future development potential, number 75 Gardner and Holman Road Drouin is a unique opportunity.
For further information and to arrange a private inspection contact Shane Candappa from First National Candappa on 1300 DROUIN or 0419 518 321.
On the market for $695,000.