PROPERTY OF THE WEEK:
FOR SALE – 61 PAKENHAM STREET, ECHUCA. AGENT: ELDERS RESIDENTIAL ECHUCA, PHONE 5480 7077
It’s not a trick question. Can you find a home really close to the CBD, as good as new and loaded with the wow factor – from the footpath to the back fence?
Well, truth be told, not very often. Which is what makes 61 Pakenham Street, Echuca so damn special. If you can get out of your car and not be hit by its street impact you must be one coldblooded individual.
But that’s OK. Because if you hop up the steps, and step through the front door, things will really start warming up. The first tough call as you stand in the spacious foyer is which way to go – left to the business end of the residence or right to check out two double bedrooms, killer main bathroom or unbelievable master bedroom.
So why not take your time and see the lot. Both those double bedrooms have built in robes, really big built in robes. But they are dwarfed by what would have to be one of Echuca-Moama’s largest walk-in robes. Any red-blooded bloke would be fair dinkum intimidated by all that space to hang, place, fold and stack clothes. No problem though, someone else is bound to be happy spending several days adapting their wardrobe to this incredible room, which stretches the width of the master suite. However, the bloke’s big moment is still to come – but more of that later. And in case you did not notice, after your jaw hit the deck at the walk-in robe, the rest of the bedroom ain’t too bad either. Big enough to take a king-size bed and just about anything else you fancy, it’s floor to ceiling windows look out across Pakenham Street to Banyula Forest beyond. The equally spacious ensuite includes an open shower cutting down on that endless challenge of cleaning shower screens.
If this sounds fantastic, it’s because it is. So back down the short flight of stairs and head in the opposite direction for an open plan kitchen, dining, lounge area which still contrives to present as three decidedly separate rooms through the clever use of demizxq-walls. Again the massive sheets of glass flood the area with warm, natural light and the kitchen with is state-of-the-art fittings and clever design enhances that sense of space. A partially undercover decked alfresco area extends the potential of this end of the home, wrapping around the dining area and ending at the front of the home. There’s even a gas bayonet to connect the barbie. The lounge will take any furniture of any size and still leave you feeling there was something else you could have added to the mix. From end to end there is finger-touch ducted climate control, heck even the vacuuming is ducted to make the domestics as simple as possible. As a bonus there is a full-blown office (or emergency fourth bedroom) opposite the lounge with its own slice of the big glass effect and able to cater to a genuine home business and/or very serious home office. The laundry (yes, also spacious) opens onto a deceptively large and amazingly private backyard, which also has side-road access and a carport to complement the double car garage under the main roof. Which, in case the blokes were starting to drift off, brings us back to the afore hinted at boy toy central. The garage is big, but the work space/ storage which runs its full width behind its own wall is ginormous. Even if you were only using it for storage it is unlikely you could ever fill it. And if you came close then you would rank as the world’s number one, most-in-need-of-de-cluttering family. So here you have room for cars, boats, bikes (with motors) and anything else that goes brrrrm. On a scale of one to 10, in its price range, 61 Pakenham Street rates as amazing. And if you miss out, don’t say you weren’t warned. The property is open for inspection Saturday 9.30-10.00am, phone Kerry Costello 0409 304 333 or Dean Costello 0439 412 545.