Owner built and with considerable thought given to practical liveability and broadly appealing aesthetics, this is a property destined to have families and entertainers among its admirers.

It comes loaded with those telling extras that elevate it above the ordinary – soft-close 2pac cabinetry all through, two sets of timber-framed stacker doors, Crimsafe security doors, TV points in all rooms, extra insulation and extra-deep strip footings, beautifully designed alfresco areas and a six-square garage chockfull of sliding-door closets.


18 Finlay Avenue, Melton West, 3337


On about 620 square metres, the house has entry to a feature-tiled hallway, to the right of which is the main bedroom. This has natural-timber plantation shutters, a large walk-in fitted robe and a smart en suite with walk-in shower.

A carpeted open study, farther along the hall, has an expansive work station and glass-fronted display cabinets – another example of those “extras”.

Remaining fitted bedrooms, with taupe carpet and timber blinds, share a rear hallway with the main bathroom featuring walk-in shower and extra storage; a separate toilet; and a great laundry with a stack of storage including pull-out hampers.

The kitchen, in the midst of a large living hub, has a very generous and well-designed walk-in pantry – plumbed for a sink if wanted – plus plenty of white 2pac cupboards topped with stone-look laminate, a white glass splashback, a dishwasher and Westinghouse 900mm cooker.

Stacker doors in both family and meals zones sweep back to reveal, firstly, a huge pergola above sealed aggregate edged with tropical gardens; and, secondly, a covered deck housing a five-person spa beautified via a laser-cut screen. Out back, a garden shed sits near a brick-paved patio rimmed with vegie boxes, while a veritable orchard promises abundant harvests – find apple, cherry, fig, olive, peach, pear and citrus trees, plus passionfruit and kiwifruit vines.

Other treats include double glazing on bedroom windows, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, 12 solar panels and water tank.

The remote-controlled garage is drive-through and has internal access.

18 Finlay Avenue, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)

18 Finlay Avenue, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)

18 Finlay Avenue, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)

18 Finlay Avenue, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)