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clinker brick house sets scene for spacious family living

Written by The ReReport

16 Douglass St, Manifold Heights is in one of Geelong’s most prized leafy neighbourhoods.

LEAFY green tree canopies create instant neighbourhood appeal in this quiet pocket of Manifold Heights.
The attractive streetscape is a big drawcard for buyers and proves the perfect introduction to a post-war, brick clinker house at 16 Douglass St.
The two-storey residence wears its character on its sleeve and has been renovated in recent years to deliver modern comforts.

The kitchen and dining area overlooks the backyard.

Set on the favourable north-facing side of the street, it makes the most of its sunny aspect with a large backyard that should put a smile on the face of young families.
A large rear deck invites outdoor entertaining and the impressive outdoor kitchen means you don’t have to venture inside to whip up a meal.

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There’s no shortage of space to entertain outside.

There’s built-in cabinetry with space for a full sized fridge, two wine fridges, a sink and a large stainless steel canopy rangehood in position over your own barbecue.
A beautiful neighbouring tree provides a shady summer play space within clear view while established plantings surrounding the lawn add to the sense of privacy.

The backyard is child friendly.

Original features such as polished hardwood floors, high ceilings and sash windows are indicative of the interior character.
From the front porch an entrance hall leads past two downstairs bedrooms and a bathroom to the main event — an open-plan kitchen and meals area that flows through into a separate loungeroom.

The loungeroom has a timeless style.

A large open fireplace with solid timber mantelpiece is the focal point of the living area which has a deep corner window to frame views of the surrounding trees.
There’s a more modern feel to the kitchen and dining area which is designed for indoor-outdoor living with a glass door onto the deck.

The renovated kitchen.

The renovated kitchen has white stone waterfall benchtops, a glass splashback and stainless steel cooking appliances. A floating buffet unit provides additional storage beside the dining table.
A timber staircase leads upstairs to two further bedrooms — one offering bay and city views — and a light-filled study that could double as a quiet sitting room.

The study upstairs has treetop views.

The main bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, study nook and a stylish ensuite that was recently remodelled with a black framed shower and timber and stone vanity.
Families with younger children will appreciate the deep bathtub and walk-in shower in the downstairs bathroom.

The family bathroom has a modern feel.

All the bedrooms have built-in storage and ceiling fans for added comfort. There’s also zoned ducted heating and split system airconditioning.

The front bedrooms has garden views.

A single carport provides backyard access and there’s additional off-street parking inside the electric front gate.
A security system with seven cameras and video intercom provide extra peace of mind.

The property will be auctioned on November 10 at 10.30am with price hopes of $890,000 to $970,000. For more information phone McGrath, Geelong agent Will Ainsworth on 0438 299 001.

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