3 Retreat Place, Doreen, VIC 3754
CHARISMATIC INVITING LIGHT-FILLED GEM
This home has a modern aesthetic & offers superb functionality with a great quality lifestyle, in a small 5 house street, with great neighbours & vistas reminiscent of a quaint English village.
Situated in the ‘Mayfair’ precinct of Doreen, it cleverly capitalises on a connected flowing intimate layout, to deliver a sense of spaciousness, without the arduous time-consuming cleaning requirements of larger homes so typical of this area, with their sometimes massive open areas, that can’t be used, but must be heated, cooled, vacuumed & mopped.
This lovely home is packed full of many extras:
* Central heating
* Ducted cooling
* Plantation shutters
* Attractive wooden clip-lock flooring
* Massive storage
* Big office/bedroom
* Automatic skylights
* Large studio/4th bedroom or 3rd living
* 2 x sheds
* 3 x WC
* Quality wool carpets
* Bus 250m
* Lush park surrounds
* Bike paths
* Schools/ovals/playgrounds 300 m
* 10 minute walk to shops/amenities
If you would like your home as a base to support your life, rather than you slaving after it, this property is a wise choice. One key to its immense livability is the STORAGE PLUS PLUS PLUS that is a massive feature throughout the home.
Even the most extreme & passionate of cooks will find all the storage & space needed in the wrap around kitchen, with its ample ceiling high cupboards, along with its wide marble bench tops as great working spaces & huge pantry, well equipped with a ceiling light & power points. Have your own extra kitchen dressers or furniture? There is a refreshing amount of wall space in the kitchen & dining areas to accommodate this, often so absent in modern homes.
Breakfast & lunch can be enjoyed in the resplendent sunshine that pours into both, during the day, while the efficient dishwasher is so silent as to be unnoticeable when watching tv in the adjoining lounge space.
The lounge room is a very attractive serene & roomy space with its high ceilings, but with some sense of cosiness & containment due to the ornamental partition cut-out wall & the multi-purposeful plantation shutters over the windows, that are attractive, create privacy from the street, filter light, can be so quickly opened & closed, & act similarly to double glazed windows for insulation: downstairs in particular holds the heat in Winter while remaining very cool in Summer. The lounge space is further enhanced by the gorgeous floating wall length cabinetry to frame the TV. There is also copious storage under the stairs. And a pet door in the entryway for freedom from litter!
Off the living/dining space is an EXTRA LARGE main bedroom, with an EXTRA LARGE walk in robe with some built in drawers & an EXTRA LARGE light-filled en-suite with a double basin, toilet & shower.
There is also a very convenient toilet with basin off the living/dining area. It is actually possible to keep watching TV while you go to the toilet!
The spacious laundry, off the dining room, is just as sunny & light with floor to ceiling glass & it’s own door into the cosy sunny protected-from -wind, backyard along with a second pet door.
Off the spacious bedroom is a massive 6m x 6m space. Like the entire upstairs area, the owner has spared no expense in lining the floor with plush soft, high quality 100% woolen carpet, as well as installing 2x skylights which open & have remotely operated automatic blinds. (The same skylights are in both the upstairs bedrooms allowing the house to have wonderful airflow in Summer) The back wall of this large ‘studio’ space is completely lined with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling cupboards. This room is extremely light-filled due to the extensive sliding French doors that open both to the backyard & the quiet little-used laneway. While the rest of the house has central heating & ducted cooling, this versatile space has a split system which hardly has to be used due to the ultra thick insulation in the ceiling & ultra thick underlay of the carpet & the plantation shutters - it takes little to warm it in Winter & stays warm, but has lovely cooling through-breezes in Summer when the skylights are open. The doors can also safely be left open, due to high quality security Crimsafe screens that keep all the bugs out but let the delightful sound of croaking frogs from the nearby waterways, in.
This space has been very successfully utilised as a yoga studio, generating great income. So it could operate as that or Tai Chi or dance or martial arts, but equally great for all kinds of businesses or a wonderful extra living/rumpus space or bedroom, being very private & lockable from the rest of the house, with very little activity in the adjoining lane. For this reason, it could even be hired out.
Also at ground level is a shed tucked away in the front yard plus a shed in the backyard.
The stairs lead to a light sunny retreat space complete with a solar tube, level with the tree tops & currently being used as a cosy library/lounge. French doors lead to the green outlook of the balcony space where you can while away the time on lazy dreamy afternoons, being lulled by the distant croaking frogs & chirping of birds & crickets, while watching the sun set through the dappled light of the trees, completely private from all passers by, or alternately roused by the nostalgic sounds of the Mr Whippy van that makes its regular rounds on the weekends.
Off one side of this space is another ultra spacious bedroom/office which has been lined by custom made cabinetry: 11 built-in deep filing cabinet drawers, 2 regular drawers, a massive floating bookshelf on one wall & another floating cabinet, on the other, an extensive desk top the length of 2 walls & triple door floor to ceiling BIR with sliding doors. And yet there is still ample room for a queen size bed & bedside tables!!! Space put to such good use - so versatile!
Off the other side of the retreat space is a 3rd toilet, a huge bedroom-sized bathroom, and a smaller cosy bedroom with double floor to ceiling BIR with sliding doors.
Part of the joy of this home are the green vistas visible through every window, arising from the low maintenance gardens that frame the elegant facade & line the back fences.
But want more room & more nature & greenery? Then utilise the massive park 1 house away so close & so quiet, it might as well be yours! A great space to host an outdoor gathering, or play bocci with the family or throw boomerangs or fly kites. You can continue along it on a green trail into further enclosed & private parkland, for your outdoor Tai chi or yoga or even further on up into the Hilltop park for complete space & privacy, lovely distant views of hills & 360° greenery or to utilise the outdoor barbecues while watching the kids cut loose n the wonderful playground equipment with the quirky adjoining landscape of round granite boulders studded by miniature baobab trees & ‘mysterious poles’ & a ‘magic’ circular forest of gums: imagination heaven!!
If you’re been suffocating under your COVID mask, there is ample opportunity in the copious parkland surrounds to breathe freely & walk your pets, without endangering others.
The lovely intimate all-you-need shopping centre is all of a 10 minute walk in the opposite direction also through a green landscape of parkland, sports grounds & waterways.
The bus stop that takes you to either Mernda train station or Diamond Creek train station is 250 metres away and sports ovals, primary school, playgrounds & skate park 300 metres away.
The scenic panoramic Yan Yean reservoir is a 1 hour walk or a 5 minute drive sitting behind this property & ensuring no possible further housing developments can congest the roads.
Doreen is truly an undiscovered & little known treasure with its peaceful pace, fresh air, abundant parks, bike paths, & this is a house of great livability & quality that has been most loved & which the owner is very sad to have to leave.
DISCLAIMER While proudly assisting home owners to sell since 1999, No Agent Property takes every care to verify the accuracy of the details in this advertisement, but the correctness cannot be guaranteed.
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