Suburban sanctuary on the market in blackburn

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24 CLIFTON ST, BLACKBURN

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3

Car spaces: 1

Woodards Blackburn, 9894 1000. Julian Badenach, 0414 609 665

$1.2m-plus

Auction, 3pm November 19

THE leafy Blackburn Lake Sanctuary makes for a tranquil backdrop at this perfectly positioned home.

Tall trees stand at the rear of the 660sq m property, where a gate provides direct access to the sanctuary, while a raised deck looks out to the lush surrounds from the rear of the house.

An original weatherboard house that dated back to the 1950s was transformed into a Cape Cod-style residence in the 1970s. Today the home retains plenty of that character.

Woodards Blackburn director Julian Badenach said the home was set in a quiet street with little outside traffic.

Gabled windows are set into a facade of white timber and dark-hued roof tiles. Much like the rear of the home, theres a focus on greenery to the front, including heritage roses, a tidy lawn area, rhododendrons and a porch draped with ornamental vines.

On one side of the entry hall there is a formal lounge room with a fireplace, to the other a dining room looks to the front gardens.

The kitchen is at the heart of the home and has stainless-steel Bosch appliances. It looks on to a living room with polished floorboards, which in turn accesses the sheltered deck at the rear of the house.

The ground level offers three bedrooms with built-in robes, one with an ensuite. A central bathroom adjoins the laundry.

The upper level has been given over to the main bedroom suite. A retreat at the top of the stairs has large windows that look out to the sanctuary. This space could be used as a home office.

The main bedroom comes with a striking feature wall, two walk-in robes, an ensuite and access to roof storage space if desired.

Outside, the rear yard has a tidy lawn area and a pergola sheltered zone along the rear fence line, a pond and mature trees.

Other features include a single-space carport, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and reverse-cycle airconditioning.

The home is close to shops at Forest Hill Chase and equal distances from Blackburn and Nunawading train stations. Local schools are within walking distance.