Price reduction on this large renovated residence with flexible layout
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This large and versatile two-storey home offers privacy behind its securely fenced gardens and a remarkably flexible floorplan. Originally conceived as a three-bedroom residence with downstairs garage and separate dining room, the garage has been converted to a modern double bedroom with swish ensuite but is currently used as a home office. The former dining room is also being used as a second office.
The front door opens up on to the living and dining room a cool retreat with new floor tiles, split-cycle air-conditioning, cathedral ceilings and lit by halogen downlights. The open-plan living/dining area has been recently insulated for maximum cooling in summer and warming in winter plus the accompanying reduction in power bills.
The dining area is currently used as a second seating area. This space flows to the renovated kitchen which is only 1 year old and boasts a large pantry, substantial pan drawers, a stainless steel Blanco dishwasher, retractable rangehood, stainless steel Schott Ceran oven and glass stovetop. Dappled black and grey benchtops complete the trendy feel of this space.
The converted large office/bedroom with ensuite is only two years old and contains a split-cycle air-conditioner. The room is carpeted in as-new hardwearing charcoal-toned flooring. Shelving for knick-knacks and understair storage area complete this room.
Also on this level are the generous laundry and second home office (formerly the dining room, and also having reverse cycle air con) which opens out to a covered alfresco area looking onto the tranquil garden.
Upstairs lie three generous bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master is a king-sized room with sliding doors to its own private balcony giving a view of the quiet avenue at the front perfect for Sunday morning brunches. The room has split-cycle air conditioner, ceiling fan and built-in robe. The family bathroom has privacy awnings, a full-sized bath, separate shower and has smart blue tiling, a modern vanity and oblong sink (fully renovated 3 years ago). The other two bedrooms are also carpeted and have ceiling fans and full-drop curtains.
Set on 606 square metres of land, the property enjoys flat, fully usable grounds which are recently fenced in Colourbond and perfect for kids and pets alike. It also boasts an attractive pond surrounded by modest statues, a paved terrace and a large garden shed for handyman tools and equipment. At the end of the street is Durack Common, boasting a playground for children and paths for walking your dog or cycling.
With no maintenance required on this expansive property and a high rental return guaranteed, this residence is likely to appeal to the astute investor. The current owners are keen to continue renting back the property at an above-market rate so start crunching those numbers!
The suburb of Durack lies 15 kilometres south-west of Brisbane city along the Ipswich Motorway corridor yet far from its traffic noise. Easy access to the city is only 20 minutes away via the freeway with Indooroopilly and the Western suburbs only a short drive away. The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast also beckon via the nearby Logan Motorway. With Durack enjoying a surge in dwelling prices in the last three months, it is now being recognised as a suburb likely to yield excellent capital growth.
Durack has plenty of local retail options with both Coles and Woollies at the friendly Inala Shopping Centre only 2 minutes away while just 2 kilometres away on Blunder Road you have Bunnings, Super A Mart, Good Guys and Harvey Norman. On the weekend you’ll find the Saturday Fresh Market at Rocklea offers fresh food and lifestyle products and the Sunday Discovery Market has a range of new and pre-loved treasures. You can also enjoy the live entertainment at the international food court The sports enthusiast is well looked after with the nearby Oxley and Corinda Golf courses and driving range. The Lions Football Club (soccer) is in nearby Richlands.
With swift transport links to the city, Durack couldn’t be bettered. The city stop lies only 30 metres from your doorstep and the 100 bus takes you on a 50-minute trip directly to the city. Alternately, you can catch the bus to either the Oxley or Darra Stations and take the train in.
Durack enjoys the facilities of several parklands including C J Greenfield Complex in Inala which has a playground, picnic area and off-leash dog park. The suburb is well provided for with schools, having Glenala State High, Inala State School, Durack State School and the Australian International Islamic College. The Western Suburbs State Special School also lies in the area, teaching differently-abled students.
An attractive satellite suburb, Durack is gaining more residents each year as buyers realise the benefits of accessibility to the city coupled with an established infrastructure.