Within steps of Lollypop Creek and the newish suburb’s eponymous lake, this large house from Simonds Homes’ “New Living Range” is a cracker for a space-loving family. Parents and kids can spread out in no less than four distinct living zones and five bedrooms.

Every room is generously proportioned, with a consistent palette of greys: pearl-grey wall paint and floor tiles, and mid-grey carpet and cabinetry. Trims are white; unadorned windows are black-framed.

Four of the carpeted bedrooms, each with walk-in robe, cluster around an upstairs living room, a bright main bathroom and a powder room. The lavish main bedroom has a streamlined dual-basin en suite, as well as a glass slider to a semi-private decked balcony where You Yang vistas can be enjoyed.

Neighbouring a lounge room behind double doors, the remaining bedroom along the entry hall has a walk-in robe and another smart en suite, while a powder room opposite precedes the emergence of the family-dining area and a rumpus room.

The kitchen, with walk-in pantry and brekkie bench (undermount sinks) for four, has a window splashback framed by white subway tiling, plenty of two-tone cabinetry and all the mod-cons.

The spacious laundry links with both double garage and pantry’s back door.

The main living space opens to an undercover alfresco area, with concrete underfoot. This faces a narrow backyard where multiple large planter boxes await leafiness, vegies or blooms. Once established, they will finish a relaxation space made for Aussie summers.

Manor Lakes P-12 College is a four-minute bike ride away, Manor Lakes Central Shopping Centre is about five by car and at least two daycare centres are just three minutes away.

… Carole Levy