Lo­ca­tion is ev­ery­thing

Shops, city and swim­ming pool so handy, writes Tom Dougherty.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Mabel St, Stirling -

ACHARACTER home at Mar­den was in the ideal lo­ca­tion for ven­dor Les­ley McDon­ald. ‘‘We wanted some­thing that was easy to main­tain and close to fa­cil­i­ties and the city,’’ she says. ‘‘I love it be­cause you’re right next to the shop­ping cen­tre but you wouldn’t know it, and there is an Olympic swim­ming pool that I can ride my bike to in five min­utes.

‘‘I also liked the older-style house and there are a few in the street. They were all built by the same builder in 1915.’’

The property has three bed­rooms, all of which are lo­cated in the front part of the property and all have fire­places and ceil­ing fans.

The mas­ter has a fire­place, a walk-in robe and an en­suite with shower.

‘‘All of the bed­rooms are large and lovely and they all have high ceil­ings,’’ she says.

There is also a lounge­room with a fire­place in the front sec­tion of the house.

At the back of the property is an open-plan kitchen, liv­ing and meals area with con­ser­va­to­rystyle win­dows at the back and a slate floor.

The kitchen fea­tures a stain­less steel oven, a dou­ble sink, a cor­ner pantry, a Bosch dish­washer and a break­fast bar.

‘‘The kitchen is great, I love it, the bench­top is re­ally good and a great colour scheme,’’ Ms McDon­ald says.

Also in the back sec­tion of the home is a twoway bath­room with a bath and a shower, and a sep­a­rate study.

French doors from the meals area open out to a paved en­ter­tain­ing area at the back of the house.

‘‘We put se­cu­rity fly­screens and doors on, the gar­den was quite run down so I fixed up all of the yard,’’ she says.

‘‘The out­door area is great for en­ter­tain­ing, at Christ­mas time I put lights in the trees and there is a lovely cot­tage gar­den.

‘‘It would be good for a younger fam­ily with young chil­dren, or work­ing people who don’t want to do much gar­den­ing,’’ she says.

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