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The Mercury Real Estate Guide : January 5th 2012
46 --- MERCURY Thursday, January 5, 2012 property A view to a brighter future SANDY BAY 48 Coolabah Rd Four-bedroom brick and timber house with a Colorbond roof House size: 285m2 Land area: 661m2 Offers around $750,000 Knight Frank Refer: John Freer Phone: 6220 6999 realestate.com.au ID: 108792686 WITH a sunny northeasterly aspect, this quality multi-level home is on the top side at the end of a quiet, exclusive cul- de-sac with outstanding views across the River Derwent. The home, which is close to the Fahan School, is within walking distance of the beaches, parks, shops and cafes of Lower Sandy Bay. The home makes good use of the sloping block, with terraced, established gardens with a watering system providing colour and privacy. Inside there is an essentially neutral decor and a versatile floor plan. There is a short concrete driveway up to a forecourt, then a double garage with twin roller-doors, adjoining small bathroom with a shower, basin and vanity, a large storage or rumpus area, a separate workshop and stairs up to the main living area. Steps lead up past a colourful garden with a water feature to a side porchway and a cement balcony that wraps around most of the house and offers views across the harbour to the Eastern Shore beaches and back up the river to the city, the Tasman Bridge and the Meehan Range. From the porch there is a wide entrance hallway with a tiled floor and a modern chandelier. The bright and spacious loungeroom has an overhead fan and timber-framed sliding doors to an equally light-filled family/dining room with a high raked canadian hemp ceiling with exposed beams and a reverse-cycle airconditioner. There is also a door to the full-width front section of balcony. Adjoining is a blackwood kitchen with a breakfast bar, a ceramic cooktop with a tile splashback and exhaust flue, a wall oven and grill, a dual sink, a dishwasher, an appliance cupboard and a walk-in pantry. Next is a small vestibule with a built- in linen cupboard, a laundry off and a door to a sunny end of the balcony drying/barbecue area. Also on the mid-level is a utility room or study with an adjoining powder room, which in turn has a door to a barbecue nook. Carpeted stairs lead up from the hall to the top-level dormitory wing with up to four bedrooms, a separate toilet and a tiled family bathroom with a step-up corner spa, a separate shower bay, a blackwood vanity unit and under-floor heating. Two rear bedrooms with built-in wardrobes also have under-floor heating. The spacious master bedroom has a reverse-cycle airconditioner, a large walk-in wardrobe, an ensuite and a sliding door to a balcony with access to the upper garden area with a handsome gazebo. The fourth bedroom could be used as a study and it has a door to a sheltered, north-facing balcony.
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