The most striking feature of this property is its million dollar view. You know you’re in for a treat as you steer the car up the rising driveway to this high spot in Northam’s premier subdivision on Doctors Hill. Swing around and take in the sights; an almost 180 degree panorama from the North to South as West looks over the Avon River valley to distant hills. Pick out Northam landmarks like the flour mill, trotting track, Mt Ommanney to name a few.
A clever floor plan design puts this home’s kitchen, family room and entertainment patio at the front of the house, a backwards design some might say, but wouldn’t you do the same when you can fling open those wide glass doors and let that awesome outside view merge with the main living area? This part of the house is cooled by ducted evaporative air conditioning, kept warm and cosy by a large slow combustion wood fired room heater and, for those days you can’t be bothered chopping wood to light the fire, there’s reverse cycle air conditioning too. Don’t worry about the power bills; there’s a solar array on the roof to supplement the power supply.
The floor plan is very versatile and without compromise; the left wing of this mansion has 3 bedrooms all with built-in robes, an office with double French doors, bathroom, toilet, linen storage cupboards and laundry with loads of storage too. The rear wing of the house has the fourth bedroom, theatre which would be an ideal home-office and an activity room with storage. The right side of the house has the magnificent master bedroom. It’s nearly 30sqm in area with a large feature bathtub and tucked around the corner yet still with an open plan feel is the ensuite area that boasts a double bowl vanity, shower, separate toilet cubicle and huge walk-in robe.
This is an ideal summer home. The rear activity room breaks-out onto a patio and large expanse with swimming pool nearby. The front of the house has an enormous patio slightly raised above ground level and showcases natural timber planking for the floor and ceiling lining (and gotta mention that view again). There’s another grassed area and kids’ sand-patch play area adjacent the patio.
Five bedroom, three living room homes are usually filled with kids who eventually get their driver’s licence and their own wheels and their friends pop around in their cars too. How awkward and unsecure when all those vehicles are parked on the footpath but most houses these days only offer a double garage. No problem !! If you continue passed No 9’s garage there’s a wide concrete apron for backing-and-turning vehicles in front of a fabulous Colorbond workshop. Looks to me like it’s about 7 x 9m with two roller doors and a PD door. At the top of the driveway there’s an equally big concrete apron for more cars to park and turn around.
$575 000 is exceptional value for this property. Don’t even think about calling a builder to explore the notion of building your own design for less money. You’ll get a rude shock.
Make you dreams come true. Call Steve Hill or Lara Turnbull to arrange your private inspection.