Every so often a quality lifestyle or family retreat abounding with features and with enough acreage for enjoyment or to pursue an animal or hobby farm interest comes on to the market.
Most importantly it is a plus when the property is within easy reach of good towns for services and retail facilities and if it can be judged to be within a commutable distance to Melbourne or especially the northern suburbs.
A property that meets this prescription in the Broadford district at 1125 Sugarloaf Creek Road is listed for private sale by the Rodwells Ruralco Property office in Kilmore.
With a guide price in the range of $850,000 to $890,000 on offer is the land area of 5.7 hectares or 14 acres, including a rear frontage to the reliable Sugarloaf Creek.
There is a substantial brick veneer home sited in an elevated position with an area under roof of 291 sqm inclusive of 56 sqm of veranda areas.
Distinctive in brick veneer construction the home offers in total four bedrooms with the master having a large walk in robe and an ensuite with a fully equipped hostess kitchen adjoined by three living zones.
A feature of the living area is the large exposed Oregon beams with timber lined ceilings and a delightful bay window that shows off great views to the surrounding countryside.
The home also offers a study, a two car enclosed garage of 80 sqm and a carport of another 40 sqm with plenty of space for outdoor living and entertaining.
Significantly the home is constructed as two parts with at one end a separate living area with its own entrance and with the majority services in place.
Comprising one of the bedrooms with a walk in robe and its own ensuite this area was added after the home was built so that an elderly parent could live in comfort while the rest of the home provided ideal family living.
This section is built above a rumpus room with both having a connection to the adjoining living zone of the rest of the home.
There is also an attractive inground swimming pool with the home adjoined by an extensive garden with water conserved in three large tanks.
For a hobby or small property equipment or machinery there is one large shed with a concrete floor and power connected, with a second shed for extra storage space
Rodwells Ruralco Property agent Jeanette Laffan says that the vendors originally selected the land and built the home to their plans as their lifestyle and living retreat from the City before fully retiring to the property.
Later and after the loss of one partner the separate retreat was added for adjacent living while family members occupied the main zone of the home.
But with the family moving on the property is now for private sale with its flexible design and layout offering numerous options.
The separate living area for one might also suit conversion to home office use or it could be potentially rented out without impacting on the active living area of the rest of the home.
Jeanette Laffan say “there are numerous use potentials for the balance of the land area although the vendors have left it as natural grasslands and vegetation.
“With a little work it could suit a horse or two or to run larger livestock of choice.
“The location is only eleven kilometres to the west of the Broadford township with Seymour 19 kms north and both give easy access to V/Line train services and the Hume Freeway showing that a commute to the City or the northern suburbs is not out of the question” Jeanette Laffan says.