By Jan Fisher
Families looking for a comfortable house ready to move right into should take a look at this roomy Werribee property.
With four bedrooms, a teen retreat and a study that could easily be reconfigured into a fifth bedroom if required, it offers plenty of flexibility for family living.
First National Westwood: 8734 5826
Price: $580,000 – $600,000
It could be moved into straight away but a few tweaks could have it up to top-notch style without too much effort.
All four bedrooms have built-in robes, the main bedroom takes the street view and has an en suite. While the main bedroom is downstairs, there are two bedrooms upstairs opening to that teen retreat creating a terrific children’s zone. This area also has a balcony overlooking parklands opposite and a generous storage area offers a chance to tidy away all the detritus that goes with being a kid.
As well as an open-plan living and dining area off the entry there is an open-plan kitchen and dining area. The kitchen is well lit by north-facing windows, has plenty of storage, a wall-mounted oven and separate cooktop and a breakfast bar for three. A generously proportioned butler’s pantry, matching in size to the kitchen, adds to the amenity.
Bifold doors off the informal dining area open to the enclosed pergola and while it would be great for summer entertaining, its north-facing aspect also captures the best of the winter sun.
Natural light is not a problem, large windows in every room ensure the whole house is kept light and bright and frosted windows keep things private where appropriate.
Other amenities include floating floors, gas heating, evaporative cooling, ceiling fans, a 6000 litre water tank and a 5.4Kw solar power system to tame those electricity bills. Its location directly opposite parklands is ideal for kids who need to burn off some energy kicking a footy but it is also close to sports reserves including fields for hockey, baseball and softball, shops, schools and several bus services. Eagle Stadium and Werribee are a short drive away.