Home to be loved in Canterbury's Golden Mile

Mal JamesAugust 18, 20110 min read

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30 Mangarra Road, Canterbury, VIC, 3126

No question markers over locale – fringe Canterbury Golden Mile. I find these type of homes a trifle soulless, but that is a personal thing - however as things go this is one of the better versions of the modern reproduction home.

Good proportions and well positioned, with formal to front and casual living areas to rear. I like the fact you can enter the home from the garage place to drop off junk, or it could serve as a home office. Garage tight at six metres without being small.

For the size of the home no backyard may be an issue, but the courtyard it does have is well positioned to the kitchen and both entertaining areas – ideal for parties and as well brings in light. Of course you also don't need to mow.

Parquetry flooring at the rear seems as solid as I have seen and works well – the kitchen is high quality but uninspiring and the laundry to the side works well for a modern multitasking home husband or wife. Upstairs via a sweeping quality staircase leads you to a master and ensuite not lacking in size and three other good-sized bedrooms, one with ensuite and the other two sharing the third bathroom plus a good-sized nook for children to gather in. No negatives here on this level.

Overall this home is a lot better than the first impressions I got from the street for what it is – it's an above-average home built to be loved.

– Mal James

Quite a good builder-spec home thathas a functional floor plan and will be fine for those who do not need a large, lawned backyard space and/or a bedroom downstairs.

Mangarra can carry cut-through traffic around school pick-up times (from Canterbury Girls, Camberwell Grammar) and being a little on the narrow side and near the bend is not ideal – that said, this is special part of Canterbury. The quality of the build here is good and this home has been quite well maintained – the outlook/privacy from the ensuite is special and north-facing glass plentiful.

– Adam Woledge

James Buyer Advocates gives this property a rating of 735 out of 1,000, which puts it in the Well Above Average category. It will be auctioned by Marshall White agent James Tostevin on Saturday, August 20 at 12.30pm. Tostevin has price hopes of $2.8 million plus for the property.

Adam Woledge is a registered architect and principal buyer advocate at James Buyer AdvocatesMal James is principal buyer advocate at James Buyer Advocates, which includes home ratings, market news and buying advice on its website.

Mal James

Mal James is principal of James Buyer Advocates, which advocates on behalf of buyers of property over $1 million.
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