A community-oriented hamlet 10 minutes from Gisborne, Riddells Creek is an ideal place to raise a family and this classic brick veneer has the same vibe.

On a block of about 2000 square metres, it’s around the corner from a recreation reserve, a four-minute bike ride from the primary school and a quick zip to the train station; 50 minutes will have you at Southern Cross.

 

8 Cheriton Drive, Riddells Creek, 3431

 

The tree-sheltered backyard is enormous, providing scope for kids to ride bikes, kick a footy around and play in the cubbyhouse. A very large shed-workshop, with three-phase power, lets the family tinkerer do their thing. This amount of space also gives plenty of scope to fulfil dreams – whether they be vegies,chooks, pool or gardens.

The house, with a soft-neutral colour palette, has entry under a step-up porch to a carpeted walk-through lounge room with big windows facing the street.

A sliding door ushers in the living hub, which has attractive floating floorboards and a wood heater for cosy winters.

The smart kitchen, with lots of soft-close chocolate-laminate cabinetry topped with Caesarstone, has contemporary pendants above the brekkie bench, an appliance cupboard, stainless-steel electric oven with gas cooktop and a dishwasher.

The large main bedroom, with street views, has a walk-in robe and a soft-grey and cream en suite with an indulgent spa and a vanity with good storage.

Another bedroom, behind double doors from the lounge room, could serve as a study. Two more bedrooms share a rear hallway with the laundry and a revamped main bathroom with chic vanity unit, tub and subway splashback tiling in a lovely blue.

Doubling as a drive-through carport (which allows car access to the backyard and shed), an extra-big gabled pergola has a wall of timber slats as a feature, while easy-care concrete is underfoot.

Families will love this space, which is big enough for a giant outdoor setting with room left over for the kids to run around.

Other notable features here include gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, a double garage and loads of off-street parking space.

 

8 Cheriton Drive, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

8 Cheriton Drive, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

8 Cheriton Drive, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)

8 Cheriton Drive, Riddells Creek, 3431 (Photo supplied)