16 Shipwright Parade, Werribee, 3030

16 Shipwright Parade, Werribee, 3030 (Photo supplied)

Carole Levy

In a pretty neighbourhood in booming Hapley estate, where interconnecting waterways, broad green spaces, and bike/walking tracks are on the doorstep, this recently built Porter Davis residence fits right in.

The estate already has a new kindergarten and community centre, and cafes, a primary school and retail outlets are soon to come. In the meantime, Wyndham Vale Square shopping centre is five minutes by car, and the train station is even closer.

Kerbside, the house is a reinterpretation of a California bungalow, resulting in a look both nostalgic and stylish. Indoors, it’s all chic-contemporary.

A white-on-white palette with pops of dove-grey, plantation shutters, tall doors and ceilings, and pale floating floor planks combine to harmonious, light-bouncing effect.

The open-plan living domain, with those floorboards, is configured into five zones, including lounge, rumpus, sitting and dining, as well as a study nook. It all flows freely but with just enough ‘separation’ to do your thing in your own spot.

Stone benches and a window splashback adorn the spacious kitchen, which has generous storage including a walk-in pantry, and a Blanco dishwasher and 900mm cooker. It has a nice mix of practicality and good looks.

Behind double doors, the main bedroom has a twin walk-in robes, and a smart dual-basin ensuite. The other three fitted – and charmingly decorated – bedrooms are along the same hallway as the main bathroom (freestanding tub under shutters) and powder room.

From the integrated alfresco area, tiles extend out and under a slatted pergola, making the area adaptable to chasing sun or shade. It’s also accessed from three points, enhancing the flow – especially when entertaining.

The manageable backyard has verdant lawn for kids, pets and a barbie in the sunshine, and it’s bordered by young plantings in garden beds.

Ducted heating, split-system, ceiling fans and LED downlights are indoor perks, while the remote-controlled double garage has internal access.

YPA Wyndham City: 9741 7777

Price: $660,000 – $695,000

Private sale