Country comforts just minutes from all Stirling’s action
A Stirling home offers a lifestyle reminiscent of a country homestead, yet is just a short walk from the suburb’s popular cafes and shops.
Richard Farley and Mark Aston bought the home in 2013 and for Richard, the attraction was instant and undeniable.
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“I grew up on a farm in a homestead which had a similar style to it, and I just wanted a character property,” he says. “When I walked through the front door and heard the screen door screech open it brought back a lot of memories and I had to have it.”
The couple have renovated the home throughout, respecting its original structure but giving it a contemporary feel.
“It’s been re-roofed, got new gutters, we’ve painted inside and out, polished the flooring and done a lot in the garden which has been terraced and we’ve added bluestone retaining walls,” Mr Farley says. “Living here is amazing. It’s a beautiful setting, and from the kitchen you look out and all you see are trees and the creek running through the gully. It’s beautiful.”
The home has character features throughout and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms – including one in the master bedroom – an open-plan kitchen and meals area, and a lounge that flows to a dining room.
“We’re sad to be leaving it because we’ve loved it here, but we’re moving interstate,” Mr Farley says. “It would be a great home for younger couples, a family with young kids, some downsizers or anyone looking for a Hills escape.”
5 Gould Rd, Stirling
Contact agent for price
Agent: Harris Real Estate, Arabella Hooper 0403 336 407, Elle Seaman 0434 644 856.
Land size: 1845sqm.