Peaceful Highsted hideaway



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Perfectly positioned for a quick commute to the city and the numerous surrounding shops, services and cafes, this contemporary home comes up for auction early next month. Its northern aspect, open-plan style and superb flow to the outdoor entertaining area gives it its light, bright appeal, while the attention to detail and quality of the build marks it clearly as a Mike Greer Homes build. While the sun will provide a warm, energy-efficient home free of charge most of the year, the heat pump and underfloor heating will keep you comfortable in colder months. As practical as it is visually striking, with its black and white colour palette, it provides a separate laundry, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an ensuite with a double tiled shower and walk-in wardrobe in the main bedroom. The well-sized open-plan kitchen, with its benchtop of engineered stone, and dining and living area benefits from a large amount of glazing, including three sliding doors out to the patios and sheltered grounds. The grounds also accommodate double internal-access garaging, a garden shed and off-street parking. Surrounded by other contemporary homes in this quiet subdivision, it offers a safe and secure environment with all the benefits of a low-maintenance, lock-and-leave property and the future-proofing of a single-level build. The private lane, minimal maintenance, sense of community and location make this a very appealing proposition for those wanting to downsize without the loss of capital that can come from going into a lifestyle village. Equally, the benefits will be obvious for working professionals who want nothing more than to relax and entertain without spending time on home maintenance. A recent milestone family celebration demonstrated the property’s ability to cater easily for a large gathering within the private, fully fenced grounds. In terms of location there is nothing to fault here, with easy access to schools, shops, and transport, and the recreational advantages of Tullet Park, local walkways and reserves close to hand, and a new health centre within the new subdivision. ‘‘Well-maintained, lowmaintenance properties in this incredibly convenient pocket of the city are always in demand, and prospective purchasers are urged to act quickly,’’ says Michael Robb of Harcourts who is marketing the property with Praj Patel. The open days this weekend would be a good time to register your interest.