Go bush – in your own back­yard

The Riverine Herald - Local Real Estate - - RIVERINE HERALD REAL ESTATE -

The cur­rent own­ers of 90 Rutley Cres­cent will not be part­ing eas­ily with their home of 10 years. It is only the tyranny of dis­tance which is forc­ing them to re­lo­cate to Shep­par­ton be­cause of em­ploy­ment and hav­ing had enough of mak­ing the daily trek there and back. Given any other choice they would be there for decades to come. And you only have to take a seat in their fam­ily room, gaze out the pic­ture win­dow and you very quickly see what they are go­ing to be miss­ing. A view over­look­ing bush­land, a creek and across to the Cam­paspe, alive with na­tive birdlife and the per­fect start to any day – break­fast com­muning with na­ture. Not ex­actly what will be found in down­town Shep­par­ton and fully ex­plain­ing the long faces as the For Sale sign goes up in the front yard. Set in what was Echuca’s orig­i­nal hous­ing es­tate and what is now one of the town’s most tightly-held en­claves, where vir­tu­ally ev­ery house is owner oc­cu­pied, Rutley Cres­cent tracks the Cam­paspe and its creeks. Yet this almost bush set­ting is four min­utes – give or take a of Echuca. A three-bed­room, two-bath­room res­i­dence, the home is on the mar­ket for $378,000 – with the bush sur­rounds thrown in for free. propo­si­tion. A bonus for the oc­cu­pant of the back bed­room is its win­dows share the na­ture views with the Built in the late 1980s the home is sur­rounded by es­tab­lished gar­dens and trees, which in­cludes two guava, one apri­cot and one le­mon tree which are out­stand­ing fruiters and have pro­vided years of jams and pre­served fruits. Inside the front door the en­try opens onto a sep­a­rate lounge (which also dou­bles as a par­ent re­treat) un­der a those chilly win­ter nights. The heart of the home is the kitchen/din­ing/fam­ily area where you can stand at the kitchen sink and look right through the house to the beau­ti­ful bush back­drop beyond. That kitchen also in­cludes a wall oven, sep­a­rate hot­plates and an easy, func­tional lay­out so ev­ery­thing is quickly at hand. and of­fers a seam­less tran­si­tion to the fam­ily area and its spec­tac­u­lar views. to-wall wardrobes as well as its en­suite and is bless­edly sep­a­rated from the other two bed­rooms, both gen­uine dou­bles, both with built-in robes and all three with ceil­ing fans to com­ple­ment the home’s ducted cool­ing and heat­ing. fam­ily room, which would make it a win­ner in its own right with any­one. There is a good-sized laun­dry which opens onto the side of the house, where the pavers are shel­tered by ex­traor­di­nar­ily-wide eaves. On the other size of the res­i­dence there is ac­cess through dou­ble gates to al­low for the se­cure park­ing of a boat and/ or car­a­van. The dou­ble car­port is un­der the main roof and also al­lows for plenty of stor­age, and the easy in­stal­la­tion of roller doors. The next part of the home’s master plan was deck­ing across the rear and the in­stal­la­tion of a pool, mak­ing the most of that Cam­paspe bush set­ting and cre­at­ing what would be a spec­tac­u­lar fea­ture. The in­stal­la­tion of slid­ing or French doors from the fam­ily room would fur­ther bring the whole panorama inside. So here is a home where you could sim­ply move in, un­pack and get on with your new life, or you could pick up on the op­por­tu­ni­ties left by the cur­rent own­ers and cre­ate some­thing quite ex­cep­tional. All in a place where sim­ply clos­ing the front door would let you for­get you’re just min­utes from the CBD, schools, sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties, hos­pi­tal and trans­port. In your home, with its bush oa­sis. If you don’t see it you won’t re­ally get it, and you won’t get it un­less you get around and see it – fast.

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