Sharing a verdant, gently undulating landscape with local flora and fauna, this one acre property delivers a sublime, semi-rural lifestyle of seclusion, while enjoying the assurance of Westfield Fountain Gate shopping, Harkaway parklands, the Monash freeway, the Berwick Township and local schools within its suburban surrounds.
Nestled on a hillside in Harkaway, with views out across the city, this beautiful family home feels a million miles from the hustle of daily life. From the street, it appears to be a modest, light filled, single story home; the clever design tucks the home into the hillside, so the second storey is not visible from street level. With an established garden - including a pool, pool house and tennis court - and plenty of space, this home suits any family's lifestyle and blends beautifully with its surrounding. With its white rendered walls, raked ceilings, spotted-gum floors, hydronic heating and refrigerated air-conditioning; the home feels relaxed and inviting. It's very spacious and comfortable and has an easy flow between the indoor and outdoor areas.
The upper level includes a study, side patio and the kitchen, plus an expansive living area that opens out onto the main deck. The deck overlooks the gardens, pool, pool house complete with shower, toilet, gasmate stainless steel BBQ, industrial range hood, fridge, TV and air conditioning (good enough to cater for the in-laws or for when guests stay over.....), and tennis court with a newly added grass sport cricket pitch, with clear views down the valley to Melbourne. The fully appointed kitchen with scullery is the hub of the home, with an island bench that can comfortably seat nine people, the formal dining area is ideal for when friends come over; it's a great home for entertaining. The big windows optimise the view and natural light.
Downstairs there are three bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and rumpus room, as well as a study nook and the four car garage. Like the upper level, there's an interface between inside and out. The rumpus room opens out to a sunken court yard on one side of the house and the pool on the other - the home was designed to fit around the pool. Again, enormous windows, some floor to ceiling, let the sunlight come streaming thru.
The owners upgraded the homes insulation, a decision that was good for soundproofing (particularly between floors) and energy efficiency, while all the windows in the house are double glazed and are complimented with electric window furnishings. Careful planning and good collaboration has created an oasis of calm on the city fringe. This home is everything you would want, and at night picture yourself sitting in the living room watching the city light up.
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