Class from the past

An executive residence with an impressive street presence in Gleneagles has hit the market as owners decide to opt for a smaller home.

The stunning property at 1 Lempriere Crescent in Kambah has been the home of Edward Richardson and family for almost two decades.

Not content to build just a normal house, Mr Richardson and his father set about building a house of dreams after buying a block of land in the suburb.

He said the first designs of the home had been so different to what was the typical house at the time in the suburb that they had had to scale them down and not build the indoor water features.

But what remains is still impressive to this day.

”There’s nothing like it – it was very cutting-edge at the time and still stands out,” Mr Richardson said.

The four-bedroom house, which sits on an almost 1180 square metre block, has high-quality finishes throughout with high ceilings, detailed cornice work and quality joinery. It has spacious formal rooms, a flexible floor plan and a high-quality kitchen with blue pearl marble benchtops.

There is a solar-heated pool, an outdoor shower, an al fresco terrace and a separate study.

The home has in-slab heating throughout, ducted vacuum, an electronic irrigation system, a fully functional dark room, an eight camera CCTV system, tinted external glass and extensive mature gardens.

Mr Richardson said he would certainly miss the serenity of the home and the fantastic location, just a short walk to the golf course.

”It will be sad to leave there because we haven’t found anything that’s close to it,” he said.

”I think the home speaks for itself.”

He said the time had come to live in a smaller home as the house was a little too large for just two adults.

1 Lempriere Crescent, Kambah, is available by negotiation through Berkely Residential agent Simon Richards.

Price guide is $1.2 million.Resort home sells

A stunning resort-style home in the Hall village sold under the hammer for $1.425 million last Saturday.

The home, at 8 Alexandra Street, was designed for families who love to entertain, with a bar, a tennis court and an indoor solar-heated swimming pool and spa.

LJ Hooker Tuggeranong agent Dan Cooper said there had been five registered bidders for the home and three had subsequently placed bids on the property.

Bidding started at $1 million and rose quickly to the sale price in front of a crowd of about 100.

There were 80 groups through during the auction campaign, and the home sold to a family with a business. Cooper said it was the highest sale price for a residential block in the Hall village.

A home on acreage at 149 Wallaroo Road just outside the village sold earlier in the year for $2.725 million.

9 Wallaroo Road just outside the village sold earlier in the year for $2.725 million.

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