MADE for families who love to host friends and family, this Como residence is packed with extras.
It is on a substantial 1012sq m block and has equally impressive indoor and outdoor spaces, including a pool.
Owner and selling agent Ashleigh Goodchild shares the sprawling home with her husband and three children and recently put the entertainment area to work to celebrate a milestone.
“The house hosted 150 people and two bands for my husband’s 40th late last year,” she said.
“There have been many Sunday afternoon drinks and swims in the summer months with our friends and families.
“In the winter months we enjoy this area too, as the patio blinds fully enclose the entertaining bar area and we enjoy sitting around our fire pit.”
The character home, extended about 20 years ago, has served the family well for the past five-and-a-half years.
It has a formal living room that connects to a guest bedroom – also ideal as a home office – an easy-care tiled open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen space, a master bedroom at the rear with ensuite and walk-in robe, two more minor bedrooms towards the front of the floor plan, a shared main bathroom, and a sizeable laundry room with linen closet and separate toilet.
“The home has given our young family plenty of space to enjoy, with room for a cubby house, trampoline, chickens and a dog,” Ms Goodchild said.
“As we entertain a lot, the size of the home makes it really easy for kids to run around and play.
“The built-in bar, the size of the property and the large workshop/shed are the best features for my husband.
“For me, I love the layout and how I can take the kids for an easy walk to local cafes and shops like Manic Espresso, Loose Produce, Coffee Corner, Flipside Burgers and the IGA.”
The home also features ducted evaporative airconditioning, a double garage, built-in robes in all bedrooms, and bore-reticulated gardens.
Located directly opposite Collier Primary School, the neighbourhood is perfect for buyers with young children.
“We also love the mix of old and new houses on our street,” Ms Goodchild said.
“The older people who have lived on the street forever are fabulous neighbours, constantly bringing us lemons from their tree or scraps for our chickens.
“The families on the street are friendly and always say hello when walking past.”
32 Hobbs Avenue
Agency: Soco Realty
Contact: Ashleigh Goodchild on 0416 352 679 or Bill McKenzie on 0412 800 661