Timeless aesthetic – lake views
AGENTS often talk about buying the worst house in the best street. But why would you when the best house is up for grabs.
This architect-designed G J Gardner home not only won best custom home in the 2012 MBA awards, but was also featured in Australia’s Best Houses magazine.
But it’s not just the brilliant design and impeccable construction that makes it a stand out. As the owners explain, when it came to fitting out the home, they selected the very best of everything. You can see it in the stunning hardwood floors, granite surfaces and quality joinery.
And with the living areas and bedrooms making the most of the lake views, with floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows, it really does create a peaceful living experience.
The home makes great use of the sloping block, with living spread over three levels.
Street level features a double garage, with an adjacent home office, a great storage area with a convenient toilet, and exceptional under-house storage.
Stairs lead to the second level and main open-plan living space that includes a lounge with gas log heating, a bright dining area and a state-of-the-art kitchen with twin Miele ovens, a convection cooktop, a well-disguised dishwasher, and a butler’s pantry.
From the dining area, glass doors open to a stylish entertaining area with mains gas for the barbecue and incredible views of the lake.
The upper level of the home is dedicated to the sleeping quarters. Two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share a two-way bathroom, while the main bedroom suite has a full en suite with a luxury spa bath, twin basins an extra-large shower recess, and a separate toilet. The wardrobes are well concealed behind a dividing wall creating a discreet dressing room.
Also on this level are the laundry, a purpose-designed office – currently used as a living area and opening to a private, paved patio – an extra toilet and washroom, and a walk-in storage cupboard.
As you’d expect, there’s also ducted heating and cooling throughout.
With its timeless aesthetic, this low-maintenance property will provide comfort and quality for years to come.
Suburb: Kangaroo Flat
Address: 26 Ritchie Drive
Agent: PRD Nationwide, phone Jordan Gardner on 0407 899 066