To­tally trans­formed in peace­ful Pahure­hure

Southern Real Estate Guide - - Homes Profile -

Two years ago the orig­i­nal 1970s home at No. 3 Ash­down Place in Pahure­hure would hardly have at­tracted at­ten­tion from passers by. Since then a to­tal re­mod­elling has trans­formed it into a stylish con­tem­po­rary four-bed­room abode full of great de­sign ideas, a fresh lay­out, acres of new car­pets, tiles and fit­tings, and a po­ten­tially fab­u­lous rear gar­den.

It sits in a quiet Pahure­hure cul de sac, just a hop and skip from Pa­pakura Cen­tral School and Ray Small Park with its lovely au­tumn walks. It’s in the per­fect po­si­tion, close to Pa­pakura town and Pahure­hure shops, and Rose­hill Col­lege zoned.

The mo­tor­way is two min­utes away, Strathal­lan just be­yond.

The way it the house is pre­sented to­day, with so much gone into the re­mod­elling, it’s an ex­cel­lent buy. Its pris­tine white plas­ter ex­te­rior is an ex­cel­lent back­drop for the many na­tive green plants which grace to easy- care peb- ble gar­dens. A cov­ered path leads from the at­trac­tively pre­sented dou­ble car­port to a tiled en­trance­way.

New sisal car­pet fea­tures in the spa­cious lounge, which leads in turn to nicely tiled din­ing room, kitchen and laun­dry ar­eas.

Apart from the mas­ter bed­room, the rooms con­tinue in a clock­wise flow – fam­ily bath­room, sep­a­rate toi­let and three dou­ble bed­rooms, be­fore meet­ing up with the en­trance again.

At the cen­tre of this ‘cir­cuit’ is a cen­tral atrium which, apart from cre­at­ing the im­pres­sion of ex­tra space, is a great source of nat­u­ral light – in the very cen­tre of the home!

The ex­cep­tion to this cir­cuit is the mas­ter bed­room, sit­u­ated off the din­ing area. For­merly the garage, it is now a lovely room open­ing onto a paved pa­tio and the rear gar­den. It also has a tiled walk-in wardrobe and stylish en suite.

The mod­ernised kitch- en has very good work ar­eas and stor­age ca­pac­ity, with smooth-slid­ing draw­ers, neat cor­ner cup­boards, a good-sized pantry – along with gas hob, stain­less steel oven and dish­washer, waste dis­poser and small break­fast bar.

A real fea­ture of this 698 square me­tre prop­erty is the rear gar­den. Sunny, well planned and planted, it has the po­ten­tial to be made into some­thing even more spe­cial.

The paved cen­tral area could ac­com­mo­date a spa and gazebo, or per­haps fi xed seat­ing and built-in bar­be­cue. Plenty of pos­si­bil­i­ties cer­tainly, in a nat­u­rally beau­ti­ful space with a back­ground of stately park trees. Within this fully fenced gar­den there is also a good­sized equip­ment shed.

3 Ash­down Place is on the mar­ket for $ 479,000. View by Open Home this Sun­day 2.00-2.45pm, or by ap­point­ment with Jodie Rose of Har­veys Pa­pakura, phone 298 4000 or 0274 865 175.

Mod­ern makeover: Con­tem­po­rary looks cour­tesy of a ma­jor re­mod­elling of the 70s home.

Clean lines: Above, a sim­ple clean ex­te­rior - while inside, new tiles and car­pets have upped the style fac­tor.

Rear­guard ac­tion: The gar­den, lovely now, could be sen­sa­tional with a lit­tle creative thought.

Liv­ing space: A nat­u­rally lit room suit­able for large furniture pieces.

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