The Basin record challenger overflowing with perks
A splendid Victorian-inspired residence is aiming to double the record house price in a small outer-east suburb.
The 8100sq m property at 9B Doongalla Rd, The Basin has been listed with a stunning $2.6-$2.75 million price guide.
The elegant and immaculately presented home with five bedrooms hopes to find a buyer seeking a quality home in a tightly held suburb.
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Only three houses in The Basin, which sits at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, have sold for more $1 million, with the record of $1.255 million held by nearby 6A Doongalla Rd.
That six-bedroom, five-bathroom house on a similar acreage block sold in 2012. In June, 81 Bayview Cres sold for $1.06 million.
The Basin is often referred to as a village sandwiched between more populated areas in the Knox council region and is often bypassed by outsiders.
It has a small strip with a few cafes and stores and properties here are in high demand, according to realestate.com.au data.
There were two homes for rent and eight for sale on the real estate website as of September 25.
Its median house price was $668,000 in the 12 months to June, according to CoreLogic figures.
The median price rose 21 per cent over three years and houses are held an average 14.2 years.
“This is a beautiful lifestyle home with lovely outdoor entertaining features,” listing agent Monique Fitzgerald of Barry Plant Boronia said.
“It is on a private block and makes a grand first impression with a facade of Daniel Robertson bricks and landscaped garden.”
The floorplan delivers a series of spacious living areas and bedrooms complemented by high ceilings, sash windows, ornate ceiling roses and hardwood floors.
A formal lounge room is warmed by a decorative gas fireplace and has a large bay window, while a home theatre is fully equipped for movie nights.
An open-plan living area adjoins a dining zone and a huge country-style kitchen with a timber-topped island bench, panelled cabinetry and a butler’s pantry.
The main bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, while a grand bathroom with a claw-foot tub services the remaining bedrooms.
A rumpus room, office, powder room, hydronic heating and split-system cooling complete the interior features.
The backyard is an entertainer’s paradise, with a kitchen alongside the outdoor dining area, a solar-heated pool, a tennis court and a pizza oven.
Water tanks keep the gardens lush, while a shed and a triple garage add practical appeal.
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