Built to a high standard by Elite Homes – a construction outfit that’s won several national and state Master Builders Association awards for excellence in the past seven years – this spanking new California bungalow-style house is a corker for young families, downsizers and travelling retirees.

Period references are found in the stepped cornices and skirts, Art Deco ceiling plasterwork and contemporary sash windows, while the 2.7-metre ceilings, extra-height doors and beautiful blackbutt flooring underscore the quality found throughout.

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442

 

A six-star energy rating, double-glazing all around and Braemar ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, a split-system and instantaneous gas HWS are liveability upsides.

Entry is to a long hallway, with the immediate impression of space and light very strong – emphasised by a white-on-white palette with soft-grey accents.

The three fitted bedrooms are along the hallway, as are the laundry with lots of storage and access to a covered porch, and the sleek main bathroom with freestanding oval tub and raised basin atop a marble-look composite stone vanity bench. The toilet is separate.

The main bedroom, loaded with the charm of ceiling plasterwork and three pendants, the period style of which also graces other rooms, has a walk-in wardrobe and a pearl-grey and white en suite with, again, a raised basin atop composite stone.

At entry hall’s end, a timber-framed glass door ushers in the sizeable living hub.

The kitchen in here is a great workspace/entertainment pivot.

It has a huge square island bench topped with stone matching other wet rooms, two-toned cabinetry in dove-grey and white, white splashback tiles and dishwasher and 900mm cooker bearing the Smeg label.

Out back, a covered timber deck with ceiling fan has steps down to a courtyard that’s beautified with easy-care synthetic grass and camellias.

Two more units are on the market as part of this development – of different sizes but similarly appointed.

Two have garages, while the other has a carport.

Both train station and village centre are within seven-minute walks.

 

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)

2/3 Duffy Street, Woodend, 3442 (Photo supplied)