First home or in­vest­ment haven

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With a $309,000 price tag for three dou­ble bed­rooms on 648 square me­tres, this Pa­pakura home is cer­tainly worth a look for first home buy­ers or prop­erty in­vestors.

With its se­cluded court­yard full of na­tive plants and spring flow­ers, it would make a fine artist’s re­treat (there’s even a mez­za­nine stu­dio/study nestling un­der its lofted ceil­ing). And with its se­cluded rear gar­den and sunny decks, it’s also ideal for the young chil­dren to play.

27 Chris­arda Place is an at­trac­tive hideaway built of cedar weath­er­board with alu­minium win­dows, sit­u­ated in a quiet cul de sac.

The brick-paved front court­yard is hid­den be­hind screen­ing trees, and is ac­cessed from the front liv­ing room, while a sec­ond liv­ing space or din­ing room leads out onto the rear decks – so it’s a home that has plenty of air­flow in sum­mer.

In the win­ter, a wood­burn- er keeps things cosy, with the am­bi­ent heat from the fire and tall chim­ney car­ry­ing the warmth through both lev­els.

Cur­rently va­cant and avail­able for im­me­di­ate pos­ses­sion, the home would ben­e­fit from a tidy-up in­doors and out, al­though it re­mains a pretty place and the po­ten­tial is ob­vi­ous.

For owner- oc­cu­piers, kitchen and bath­room ren­o­va­tions could be on the agenda – al­though, in­vestors note, this is not es­sen­tial.

The kitchen is built in a gal­ley style, with di­rect ac­cess to a po­ten­tial fam­ily din­ing al­cove, and over­look­ing the lower level din­ing/ fam­ily area with its deck ac­cess.

The main liv­ing area has a high-slop­ing ceil­ing fea­tur­ing ex­posed beams. There is one bed­room on this lower level, while the two gar­ret­style bed­rooms and mez­za­nine stu­dio, com­plete with desk and shelves, are lo­cated up­stairs.

The rear gar­den is fully fenced, with a broad flat area of lawn and a veg­etable patch to one side. There is also a sin­gle at­tached garage. Chat­tels in­clude an alarm, elec­tric range, wood­burner and gar­den shed.

You are in­vited to view 27 Chris­arda Place by open home this Sun­day 3.003.45pm, or by ap­point­ment with Grant Love­day or Jodie Rose from Har­veys Pa­pakura.

Phone the of­fice on 298 4000; Grant 021 980 296, Jodie 0274 865 175.

Set­tler style: Nice out­looks over and be­yond the se­cluded rear gar­den.

On a clear day: Views from the top storey.

Lovely court­yard: court­yard.

In­door/out­door liv­ing op­tions in­clude this de­light­ful brick-paved

Liv­ing op­tions: With split level liv­ing and din­ing spa­ces sur­round­ing the kitchen, there are plenty of ways you could or­gan­ise and dec­o­rate this home.

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