Go bush – in your own backyard
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.