The Border Watch : February 14th 2014
19 Degaris Street, Mount Gambier Award winning home P erched on top of Degaris Street in the crater lakes area in Mount Gambier, this beautiful contemporary oozes class with its cutting edge design, sweeping views and its blend of old and new. The award winning home – which was featured on the Seven Network’s Australia’s Best Houses earlier this week – has a smorgasbord of features that sets it apart from others on the city’s property market. The gorgeous two-storey home was built by Mount Gambier building firm Argent Constructions, which was named the HIA SA Spec Home of the Year in 2013. With a prominent presence on the leafy tree-lined street, the property has been meticulously designed and features both modern and recycled materials to ensure its design stands the test of time. Stunning features of the property include its unique cedar shingling and grand staircase that has been made from recycled jarrah. In fact, the 12-month old home features recycled jarrah throughout its design -originally sourced from an old service station in Penola. Another stunning feature of the stunning home is the use of a 500kg historic timber pylon that was sourced from the historic Melbourne wharf when it was being redeveloped into the Docklands. Marketing agent Sara O’Connor – from SAL Real Estate – described the house as having a smorgasbord of “wow” features, including stone benchtops through the home as well as lovely wallpaper feature walls that add a sense of luxury. “Once you step inside this beautiful unique home, you will fall in love with its panoramic views, gorgeous kitchen, stunning bathrooms and its use of high-quality fixtures,” Ms O’Connor said. She said the stunning design had captured national attention particularly for its use of recycled, rustic features and the exterior cedar shingles. Importantly, she said the shingles had a 50-year guarantee against water leakage. “The home is simply breathtaking and is an opportunity for a potential 2 - The Border Watch Real Estate Guide, Friday, February 14, 2014 buyer to purchase a unique home in one of the city’s blue ribbon areas,” Ms O’Connor said. “The house offers sophisticated living, which incorporates both alfresco dining and breathtaking views of the city and beyond.” Ms O’Connor said the property – which was located across from the sprawling native Sealey Reserve – had two impressive living areas. She said the top floor – which had unrestricted views of the city landscape – said the space would be a “dream” for the avid entertainer. Boasting a gorgeous and timeless white kitchen, the upstairs living space has grand light fittings, ceaserstone benchtops, lovely wallpaper and large stone-look floor tiles. “The tiles – which are a matt texture – complement the crisp neutral colour scheme and add a sense of warmth to the expansive space,” Ms O’Connor said. She said other highlights of the kitchen were the impressive butler’s pantry, which had ample cupboards, additional bench top and natural light. “The upstairs space is just stunning and is washed with natural light,” said Ms O’Connor, adding the window splashback in the kitchen was also a stunning feature. She said the built-in entertainment cabinet – which included a pop-up television – was also a great feature. “With a simple touch of a button, you can operate the electric blinds as well as the television that can be hidden away when not in use,” the realtor said. “The master suite is situated on the upper level and here you are treated with walk through built-in robes and ultra modern ensuite,” Ms O’Connor said. Meanwhile, she said the home also included ducted reverse cycle airconditioning, A-BUS sound system and electric blinds. The outside area, which wraps around the house, has also been landscaped. Private inspections are welcome.
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