Payne Road, THE GAP
Privacy. Position. Panache. On Payne Road.
Blink twice and you’ll miss it. However, that’s perhaps how the owners of this Payne Road home like it, and the other low-set homes that occupy this unique enclave.
On the market for the first time in almost 18 years by the second owner, this is one of the most private and envious positions you’ll find in The Gap. It’s within walking distance to the necessities of need – like Payne Road State School, The Gap State High School, The Gap Village Shopping Centre with a Coles, Aldi, green grocer, seafood and butcher retailers, bottle shops, petrol stations, medical and dental services, newsagents, cafes and more, or a short hop by car if that’s your preferred orientation for transportation.
However, this address is an envious one simply because it’s steeped in the history of The Gap’s evolution, and perhaps one of the first multi-residence planned locations. The home stands alone up a private, tree-lined driveway off of Payne Road and shares the landscape with the three other nearby residences. Yet, privacy is for the privileged here, and this defines it.
What awaits you is a property that’s surrounded by lush, dense foliage, with the majority fenced, and is planted with native and flowering flora. Entrance to the home is either through a single car, remote-controlled lock-up garage with internal access, or through the security-screened front door that leads directly into the living room. There’s also guest parking for two other motor cars.
The living room is bathed in natural light beaming in through two large, east-facing picture windows. A ceiling fan keeps the cooling breezes flowing through and a green feature wall adds to the feeling of the lush landscaping that surrounds the majority of this regal residence, but more about that later.
A few steps beyond, crossing the laminated timber floors which feature throughout the living and dining areas, is the kitchen and it awaits the sumptuous dishes you’ll create. It’s recently been updated with new benchtops and cabinetry and features a fantastic easy-access pantry door that slides out and will have your favourite seasonings at fingers’ length.
All of the kitchen appliances are Stirling by name and nature, and includes a dishwasher, oven, four-burner range top and range hood. A classically built, stand alone, kitchen cabinet with fashionable glass doors and ample storage space to show off your most cherished cups, plates and saucers is also a focal point of the room.
The three bedrooms – all carpeted – of this attractive abode front the south, west and north of the property. The master bedroom, with a ceiling fan and built-in wardrobes, is at the rear with soothing, captive views of the back yard with its menagerie of native flora and fauna. A private, renovated ensuite combines a toilet, shower with rainwater shower head, and sink.
A separate, private toilet and combined bath, sink and shower service the main areas of the home for the convenience of family and friends, with an adjacent laundry room that has external access to an attractive paved patio, garden shed and clothes line.
However, one look at the backyard and you’ll know someone with an exceptionally green thumb lives here, and it’s yours to inherit.
There’s a special corner planted specifically in native species, a large, unique compost bin framed in timber and three raised veggie gardens that are thriving and abundant with strawberries, lettuces, basil, celery, silver beet and more, each protected from the elements like pests and possums, with shade cloth and hose-connected irrigation.
The rear of the property also steps down from a large, fully-covered outside patio with its east-facing layout, enjoys the best of breezes and relaxing repasts.
So, if privacy, position and panache heads the list of property you’re seeking, or even piques an interest, then contact Kathleen Luck or Stephen Doyle at the Harcourts Solutions Group.
It’s a Payne Road trifecta of perfection!