House of the week: A home of hidden treasures

THIS charming brick Federation home in leafy Strathdale is full of hidden treasures.

With an ideal location on a large block off the McIvor Highway, it would suit a retired couple moving off the land, a young couple or even a wine lover.

Tucked away behind what looks like a storage cupboard are steps leading to a purpose-built wine cellar beneath the three-bedroom house, just one of many features that make this architect-designed and master-built home stand out.

As you enter the front door you are struck by how ageless the home is, with 11-foot ceilings which open the place out.

There is a large formal living and dining area to the right . On the left is the main bedroom with garden views, a large walk-in wardrobe and a charming en suite with timber vanity and a tessellated tile floor.

Moving into the heart of the home, is a large kitchen and open-plan living and dining area. The kitchen is a real standout with kauri pine cabinetry, corner pantry and electric appliances including a double wall oven, four-burner cooktop and dishwasher.

The living area has an open fireplace as well as double hung windows and colonial style doors to the garden.

Leading off here are the remaining two bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes and a family bathroom. The second bedroom has a built-in desk and shelves and can double as a study.

There is plenty of storage throughout, as well as a laundry and zoned ducted heating and evaporative cooling.

Outside there are beautiful landscaped gardens with a covered verandah that wraps most of the way around the home. There are also two 7000-litre water tanks and a fully powered 5m x 4m workshed.

See full listing here.

Suburb: Strathdale

Price: $565,000

Address: 16 Maxwell Crescent

Bedrooms:  3

Bathrooms: 2

Carparks: 2

Agent: Doug Lougoon for real estate, phone 5445 5488

OFI: Inspection by appointment

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