Perched on an elevation with a commanding view of the Ivanhoe Bowls Club, this home boasts instant street appeal enhanced by the sculpted garden hedge. While originally a traditional Californian bungalow, it underwent a renovation and extension over a decade ago. As a result, the customary sash windows were replaced by expansive spanning windows. These new windows not only provide elevated vistas but also flood the interior with ample natural light.
The layout might not be suitable for all potential buyers. The main bedroom features an ensuite accessible by other members and guests, which might not suit everyone. Additionally, this bedroom lacks the generous proportions of a master bedroom and sufficient wardrobe space. The central location of the main bathroom could pose inconveniences for family members residing at the rear of the house.
Moving through the home, the primary living zones resemble thoroughfares rather than comfortable dwelling areas. While the tiles in the rear section are visually pleasing, they might not be inviting during winter due to the chilly nature of unheated floor tiles. On the other hand, the extensive glass windows and doors at the rear afford delightful views of the north-facing manicured garden. However, the absence of a lock-up garage might pose challenges for some buyers, given the preference for this convenience in the Ivanhoe area.
This property would be well-suited to families with older children, offering a dedicated personal space at the rear of the house. Some of the concerns associated with the property could potentially be addressed through a cosmetic renovation. Nonetheless, it currently provides immediate comfort and represents an excellent option for a family seeking to upsize.
Taking into account recent comparable sales, such as 40 St Elmo Road in Ivanhoe selling for $2.3 million and 33 Rotherwood Road in Ivanhoe East selling for $2.511 million, estimates on value would be circa $2.35 million. Notably, all three homes have compromised or limited floorplans, making achieving a higher price contingent on competition on the day.
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