51 Faviell Drive
If privacy is a key element of what you're looking for, then this beautiful one-hectare property is sure to appeal, with its winding bitumen driveway through the park-like grounds.
Fully fenced and mostly level (sometimes hard to find on the Coffs Coast) the Mediterranean-style home is positioned toward the back of the allotment, ensuring maximum privacy and sunlight, thanks to the northern aspect.
A stylish family home that's big on style as well as size, the house has an impressive level of finish and detail in terms of the infrastructure on offer.
Set in the blue ribbon rural residential area of Bonville, in a location synonymous with luxury homes, this is the kind of property which will appeal to former city dwellers looking for a peaceful, low-maintenance tree-change within 15 minutes drive of the beach and shops, along with locals who are well versed on the quality properties the area has to offer.
The current owners have made significant updates and improvements to the property over the past couple of years, including the addition of a freestanding 7 metre x 12 metre shed/garage, a double carport and impressive updates to the kitchen and wet areas. Other infrastructure additions include (but are not limited to) a battery-friendly 4.2kw solar system and two rainwater tanks to complement the existing bore.
The enormous 14m x 6m tiled saltwater in-ground pool also has a glass filter which is only about 12 months old and located out of the elements in the two-room pool house. (The other side houses a bathroom with hot and cold shower and WC.) There's no doubt the kids will thank you for providing them with such a wonderful pool over the balmy summer months, as will your party guests and visiting friends and relatives. Keep the shampoo and conditioner handy in the bathroom by the pool and keep the wet feet out of the house!
In terms of the home, features such as tiled floors, stunning western red cedar ceilings and multiple entertainment zones offer the style you'd expect in this price range along with the warmth of a practical and much-loved family home. There are no fussy, high maintenance finishes, everything has been updated with practicality (and style) in mind. In this home function definitely does equal form!
There are ample places to park, from the separate shed (which is 7m wide to allow for car doors to open) the open bitumen parking/turning bay that's ideal for visitors (or the van) and the double carport in front of the enormous tiled rumpus/games room.
This big interior space, which would easily cater for a billiard table, outdoor dining setting and your alfresco lounges - with room to burn - is the ideal all weather entertaining area for parties and barbecues. It also provides a connecting space under the one roofline between the double storey main home and the level adjoining one bedroom unit (back to that shortly).
Head through the access door to the left to the large, open plan combined living and dining room in the main house, which has lovely views out over a paved terrace down to the pool. This big, sunken open plan room is ideal for all your oversized furniture and culminates with a servery through to the enormous square kitchen.
Existing timber cabinetry has been given a substantial upgrade here with the addition of chunky 30mm granite bench tops and granite splashbacks about nine months ago, completed by Nu-Era locally. Behind the existing timber doors, soft close drawers have made kitchen storage much more functional, and the addition of a Fisher & Paykel induction cook top is another signature feature. The kitchen also has a Bosch dishwasher, a large roll-up tambour cupboard which conceals the pantry and the cupboard handles have also been updated.
This is a serious cook's kitchen, and a fabulous zone for entertainers to chat with friends in the adjoining dining area, while whipping up a storm. In keeping with this there's lots of room for your combined fridge, freezer, the owners currently have a double door unit plumbed in.
This living floor has had other notable recent changes, with the tiled formal dining room now used as a substantial bedroom. The connecting space once occupied by a cool room has now been divided, with an impressive walk-in-robe adjoining the bedroom and a modern laundry accessed separate to this space. Both this bedroom and the other bedroom on the same floor are serviced by a jaw-dropping bathroom with beautiful floor to ceiling tiles and excellent storage. If a bath is a must for your family the plumbing has been retained, and there's space to consider a freestanding tub.
Upstairs off the main bedroom floor, with its beautiful timber floorboards, is a fourth bedroom for the main house or the ideal nursery or young child's bedroom, or perhaps an ideal home office well away from the hub of the living spaces below. It's great to have flexibility with a floor plan.
Think open plan, airy and stylish, this bedroom opens out to a sun-drenched tiled verandah with spectacular north-facing views over the whole property across to Tuckers Knob in the distance. Those who find it difficult to sleep without an eye patch can dispense with this and simply hit the button for the solar-power automated block out vertical blind, which can also be set to filtered light if desired.
Back downstairs and a door to the right of the tiled rumpus leads through to the one bedroom, level unit, which can also be accessed externally from a sliding door into the living space. For those seeking to find accommodation for extended family members, this is not the usual granny flat set up, there's a full-sized timber kitchen, tiled combined living and dining and a spacious bedroom with parquetry flooring. The bathroom has laundry taps for a washing machine, and there's a separate hot water service for the unit.
With the indoor entertaining room connecting the main home to the unit, this could be the ideal meeting point for the grandparents of the house and other family members if there is more than one generation in residence, or use intermittently as private guest quarters (or assess the Airbnb potential).
Out in the grounds, the addition of two rainwater tanks complete with filter (with a combined size of 45,000 litres) has given another option for residents, there's a switch to swap between the tanks and bore water when required (the switch for the bore is in the rear shed).
The shed at the back of the block has a roller door to make it easy to park a ride on lawn mower and store your gardening equipment, like everything at this property it's a lot more salubrious than the average garden shed!
In terms of the foliage the hectare block has a fig tree and a jacaranda and flame tree, providing beautiful seasonal colour. Fruit trees include lemon and orange, along with four established mango trees.
Aside from the style, substance and privacy on offer with this stunning home, the location is a real bonus, it's approximately two kilometres to the award-winning Bonville Golf Club, with its picture perfect course and beautiful Flooded Gums Restaurant. It's approximately 9.5kms from the home to Sawtell Village and the beach and slightly less to the supermarkets at Toormina Gardens for your weekly groceries. Coffs Harbour CBD is about 14kms away - far enough to relax and unwind during the drive home and close enough for a comfortable trip to the office. This property could well be your rural lifestyle sanctuary.
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*House built 1993, 7 x 12m shed and double carport added in 2015 (approvals on file).
Both shed and carport have a 2300mm clearance.
*4 mature Mango trees, lemon, orange.
*4.2kw battery-friendly solar system.
*Two rainwater tanks with filter, combine total of 45,000 litres. Switch to change to bore water.
*3 separate hot water services: one in the pool house, one for main house, one for ground floor unit.
*Bio Cycle Septic (details on file).
*14m x 6m fully tiled saltwater in-ground pool, 120,000 litres, glass pool filter approx. 12 months old.
*Pool house with hot and cold shower and WC.
*Hebel house (insulation properties) and Western Red Cedar ceilings.
*Granny flat/stylish one bedroom unit under the same roof line with external access.
*Granite kitchen bench tops and splashbacks, Bosch dishwasher and Fisher & Paykel induction cook top.
*Updated wet areas including 2 bathrooms and laundry.
*Reverse cycle A/C x 2 units.
*Solar-powered block out exterior blind to top floor master bedroom.
*Insulation in the ceilings.
*Updated lighting and interior paint.
LAND SIZE: 1 hectare RATES: $2742.40 per annum BUILT: 1993
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