A stunning family home with a sparkling pool on a regional city’s edge is stealing the hearts of local and Melbourne buyers.
The period-style three-bedroom house on 756sq m at 4 Wilkie Street, Bendigo, makes an eye-catching statement in a peaceful setting near Lake Weeroona.
“We have had strong interest from locals wanting to live closer to the CBD,” he said.
“And also from out-of-town buyers, mainly from Melbourne, wanting a more peaceful lifestyle in Bendigo.”
Offering value in a desirable location, the property is priced at $790,000-$850,000, which is tempting to city buyers.
“They would be paying a premium in Melbourne for this type of turnkey property with a pool,” Mr Kabalan said.
“It offers the inner-city feel without the price tag, and great value in this changing market.”
An outstanding renovation, large bedrooms and living areas, an amazing kitchen and stunning outdoor entertainment zone have impressed visitors to the home.
The sellers, who bought the property from the original owners about 30 years ago, extended the house and transformed it into an inner-city oasis with modern updates.
Lovingly maintained, the property is perfect for anyone who just wants to move in, relax and enjoy it without having to lift a finger, Mr Kabalan said.
“And the sellers love the location so much, they are building a double-storey house just across the road, and plan to move there as soon as it is completed,” he added.
Ideally positioned only 500m from Lake Weeroona with its restaurant, walking tracks and park, the property is near the new hospital, which is the largest in regional Victoria.
The CBD, with its delightful gardens, heritage buildings, theatres, art galleries, shopping malls, boutique shops, gourmet restaurants and cafes, is just a five-minute walk away.
Sitting pretty in a quiet street, the Victorian-style house has privacy behind a gated brick and iron fence and a formal garden with manicured hedges.
A recycled brick path leads up to a bullnose veranda that shelters the front door, which opens to a hallway adorned with period details, including polished timber floors and high ceilings with decorative cornices and roses.
Bright and spacious, the kitchen features ample bench and storage space and quality appliances, including a dishwasher.
The main suite comes with a large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, while the other two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share a main bathroom.
The outdoor entertainment and recreation area is the star of the show, with its sparkling inground pool, paved alfresco area, covered deck and stunning landscaped gardens with verdant lawns.
Ducted heating and cooling, a double carport and a large garden shed add to the property’s appeal.
The real estate market is buoyant in Bendigo, with strong buyer demand for quality family homes on larger blocks, according to Mr Kabalan.
“A property of this size so close to the CBD with all the hard work already been done is very desirable and a rare find,” he said.
“We have had strong interest from families, including those with children studying at Latrobe University here in Bendigo.”