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Whichever way you look at it, this dual-package dreamed up in 2018, offers something for everybody:
- Cute, near-finished tiny home, with bonus converted shed
- Industrial-style bachelor pad, with added granny-flat
- Open-plan New York loft-style warehouse, with extra income
- Artist studio, with separate urban living quarters
- Swedish-inspired grunge, with ginger-bread cottage
The tranquillity of this island habitat, with birds in abundance and natural light flooding the rooms through the many windows and glass doors, will make you believe the story that best suits your lifestyle.
From the rusted letter-box, quirky use of up-cycled building materials, concrete entertaining space and open decks; this North-facing sunny spot with water views to the end of the street, is ripe for your finishing touches.
Artists and creatives of all genres will feel at home here and appreciate the light and airiness of each space, occupying the 587m2 block.
THE TINY HOME
A fantastic entertaining pad in front of the tiny home offers great sunset and water views. It connects the wide steps to the front deck and massive entry-door, with a clever privacy wall encircling the entire zone. There’s a further covered area to the West, which could serve as a carport for your Vespa, or used for BBQs when raining.
Inside the tiny home, large-format tiles defy its quaintness. A compact bathroom to the left, has a vanity, shower, loo and mirrored storage concealing power-points. The black industrial-look hardware and light-fittings add to the grunge vibe.
For an urban touch, the bedroom has granite-toned carpet and there’s a familiar PAX wardrobe with hanging, drawers and tray-top for those smaller objects. The long or wide windows have curtains and blinds.
Air-con is a bonus, while the sparse kitchen needs your imagination. However, plumbing, electricity and water are all connected, making it a simple task.
Add a kitchenette to the tiny home for instant rental income, while you take up residence in the ‘shed’ and complete this project in your signature style.
Fenced on three sides, a gravel driveway leads to the lock-up garage with roller door and internal-access to the ultra-cool warehouse shed, via a solid barn-door. There’s also level access from either set of black, double-door glass sliders to the voluminous interior, revealing rustic corrugated-iron walls and a soaring A-frame ceiling.
The high-pitched roof, once insulated and lined, would make the shed feel cosy warm. Imagine a roaring fireplace and you have the makings of a real den with black hardware, light fixtures and forged-iron curtain rods.
Touching on urban chic, with concrete floors, air-con and black-on-white power-outlets, you’ll either love it or hate it. But hey, it rocks the look.
Install a loft bedroom over the enormous living area and borrow some space from the generous garage, to create an ensuite. Or convert the garage to a master bedroom with full bathroom, hidden behind the barn-door. It’s already insulated, has a workbench with power connected and shares the same concrete slab as the living.
The eat-in kitchen wraps the entire South-East corner and is large enough to add an island bench for cooking up great meals, made from the produce grown in your raised garden-beds, out the back. It screams Ikea with an electric oven, 4-burner cooktop, huge fridge, commercial-kitchen tapware and enough shelving for all your mod-cons, Swedish-style.
Both dwellings blend with the landscape and offer separate entrances. Shady trees add privacy and imbue a sense of oneness with nature. There’s a lockable garden shed, compost bays, rotary clothesline and electric hot water service. Gums and palms line the property, with rosemary, olives and a bay leaf tree, the makings of a kitchen garden.
If you’re after something different; something you can put your stamp on; or want to take advantage of somebody else’s incomplete project, then this is for you!
Call Chris McGregor on 0420 555 997 to arrange access. Bring your work-boots and get yourself to 18 Gilcrest to grab this deal, before it’s snapped up by a hipster.
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