This week’s House of the Week – 11 Hyde St, Clifton

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THIS refurbished bungalow in Clifton is as cosy as it gets for home-hunters.

Whether you are looking for a secluded spot away from the city, or a comfortable place to settle, this property is perfect for first-home buyers at a price that will not break the bank.

Toughing out Southland’s weather is no issue for this three-bedroom home, with fully insulated walls and ceilings and double-glazing throughout.

A heat pump in the main living area is the perfect chill deterrent for warmth throughout the entire house.

A new gravel driveway provides the luxury of privacy. Neatly tucked away from the street, it leads to a spacious parking area in addition to the off-street parking options.

A large shed at the end of the driveway has potential to be converted into a double garage, or even used as a workshop space.

Upon entry to the home, an open-plan kitchen and lounge area sports a snug modern-feel – perfect for entertaining guests and interacting with the family.

The living room, hallway and bedrooms, which are lined with new-look navy-grey carpet.

With a fridge, dishwasher, induction stovetop and oven, the kitchen offers all the necessary amenities without compromising on style and sleekness.

With a spacious pantry and plenty of storage below the two bench tops, keeping kitchenware hidden away tidily is simple.

A marble-look bench top island is fitted with a sink and space for bar stools, while hanging ceiling lights accentuate the modern design and pull the living areas together with effortless style.

The adjoining living area is the perfect space for down-time, with a bright outdoor-indoor flow from surrounding windows and double doors which open out on to a new decking area.

Three bedrooms and a bathroom are positioned off the hallway which links to the living area. A sophisticated set-up, the bathroom is fitted with a lavish walk-in shower lined with stone tiling.

Opposite the bathroom is the double master bedroom, with a built-in wardrobe and a wide window which overlooks the empty lot next door. Two single bedrooms are at the end of the hallway, with in-built wardrobes.

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