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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.

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