The Border Watch : January 17th 2014
153-155 Penola Road, Mount Gambier Country feel living B uilt in 1905 the limestone and dolomite property that occupies 153 - 155 Penola Road is the perfect mix of old world charm and modern living. Set on a 1300m2 block in the town’s northern gateway, the property offers relaxing countryfeel living only minutes from the heart of Mount Gambier. Equipped with three large bedrooms this property would be ideal for a young family, a couple wanting to expand or an investor looking for a home they can put tenants in immediately. Each bedroom boasts spacious built in wardrobes and bedroom three also features a study nook with wall-mounted shelves. The home has been freshly painted inside and outside, and features new carpet and blinds. High ceilings add to the home’s elegance and are complemented by the original wooden floorboards which lead guests from the front door, through the hallway into the spacious dinning room and tiled kitchen. The kitchen features an extravagant bay window which floods the room with natural light that gracefully spills onto the beautiful white cabinetry. A stainless steel stove, hotplate and a stand alone bench complement the traditional-style kitchen which boasts plenty of room to store all the utensils needed to whip up Sunday roasts with the family. Although a reverse cycle heating and cooling system provides comfortable living, the original fireplace and brilliant marble mantle adds character to the lounge room. The open fireplace has been neatly boarded up but could easily be reverted to provide the family with the unique warmth and ambience a wood fire brings. The lounge leads to a north- facing sunroom – ideal for curling up with a book and a cup of tea on 2 - The Border Watch Real Estate Guide, Friday, January 17, 2014 those lazy afternoons. A spacious colonial-feel bathroom with stand-alone shower, bath and vanity unit leads into the large separate laundry. The neutral colour scheme throughout the home provides the new owners with an opportunity to personalise each room with a taste of their own. Ceiling fans are also featured throughout the home while the sought-after bull nose verandah at the front and rear of the house provides both a traditional country look and a great place to relax with a cool drink on those hot nights. SAL Real Estate sales consultant Melanie Smith said the property is great value for $283,000. “It’s an excellent size allotment and the house is in fantastic condition,” she said. “This property is ideal for investors or a family because it’s ready to live in with nothing to do. “It has a great feeling upon entering and it oozes charm.” A white picket fence isolates the property from the outside world while a spectacular circular driveway and a double undercover carport provide ample off-street parking for visitors. In the back corner of the property lies a double garage with a concrete floor and power – ideal for added secure parking or a sheltered entertaining area. The home is surrounded by low maintenance gardens and standard roses which welcome people who walk the path to the front door. A garden bed featuring various fruit trees provides the owners with an ongoing supply of their own fresh fruit. The property is situated across the road from a doctors clinic and pharmacy and is just up the road from Mount Gambier’s newest major shopping complex. Also nearby is a childcare centre, the Mount Gambier Hospital and a gym.
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