Preston

16 Merlin Court

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Home Share + Lifestyle Property

DWELLINGS:
From the street, this property could easily be mistaken for a conventional house; however it actually comprises two separate residences, presenting various options for lifestyle or additional income. It's quite an interesting property, and certainly not your typical duplex; perfect for those who enjoy the idea of a laidback lifestyle with space to move, paired with an opportunity for extra income, or a second home for extended family. Essentially, you could live in the rear home (main residence) and rent out the second residence; the property configuration is also suited to home share or dual living, for perhaps an aged parent or teenager. Both homes have two good sized bedrooms, with the main residence having a walk-through office or sitting room. A 6m x 6m, fully lined shed with kitchenette is a bonus space for creative endeavours or a home office.

GARDEN:
Set on 3,011m2 (over 3/4 acre) of established gardens, where mature trees create a picturesque & inviting backdrop; it feels private, parklike & peaceful. A lengthy driveway with retaining wall & garden along the southern boundary connects the residences to their respective car accommodation (a carport with roller door to the second residence and detached remote garage off the main residence). Ample space exists for both occupants to enjoy their own zones and not feel as if they are encroaching upon one another. To the rear of the main home, and within eye-shot from its kitchen & living, there's a fenced plunge pool & entertaining terrace with wood fire offering spectacular valley views to the north-east. A pathway leads down to the fully lined shed with its own deck & bathroom, tapering off to the lower section of the block.

LOCATION:
Situated within a quiet cul-de-sac, the property is far away enough that you feel removed from the confines of residential living, yet is only minutes to southside Toowoomba amenities. It's a seven minute drive to convenience shopping at Kmart Toowoomba Plaza, Aldi & The Ridge Shoppingworld + numerous major retailers at the Harvey Norman Centre. Located within the catchment zone for Middle Ridge State School and Centenary Heights State School, it's also just a six minute commute to the University of Southern Queensland as well as a number of parklands and sporting grounds. Wine lovers will also appreciate its close proximity to the Preston Peak Winery & Function Centre.

Extra features...

Main Residence:

Reverse cycle air-conditioner + electric flame-effect heating to living; kitchen with Euromaid stainless steel oven & rangehood + timber bench top; sitting room or walk-through office to generous master suite (reverse cycle air-conditioner & ensuite with large shower recess) opening to northern patio

Second Residence:

Reverse cycle air-conditioner, electric combination oven in kitchen, updated bathroom, security screens & doors, front porch, TV, fridge, washing machine & corner lounge suite included with sale

General Additional Information:

Fully lined, insulated & tiled 6m x 6m shed; air-conditioning, built-in storage, bathroom (toilet not yet connected), kitchenette & security door, opening to its own timber deck - perfect for a home office or another flexible space
Privacy blinds throughout both homes
Energy efficient solar system to reduce electricity costs
20,000L tank under deck + 1,000L behind shed (both for outdoor use)
Environmentally friendly septic system
Second Residence currently privately rented to long term tenant (no lease in place) at $280/wk (slightly below market rent)
Rental appraisals for both residences available upon request
No strata title levies/fees (dual occupancy/duplex building approval)
NBN currently connected to main residence and is available for connection to the second residence (Fibre to the Node)

Highlights

Broadband Built in Robes Ensuite Hot Water Electric Study Deck Outdoor Entertainment Pool (In Ground) Remote Garage Secure Parking Shed Heating Electric Reverse Cycle Air Con Solar Panels Water Tank

For Sale

Price Guide $700,000 - $730,000

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Property Information

Property Type - Block Of Units

Land Size -3011m2

Council Rates - Approx $2,250.00 net/half year

Water Rates - $123.32/quarter + usage

Zoning - Rural Uplands

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