Australia

Hills haven a hit with the local wildlife

A Piccadilly home offers a grand entertainer’s lifestyle and is a hit with the native wildlife.

It’s owners, semi-retired property developer and builder Roger Langford, and Johanna Paddick, built the home in 1993, making it a one-of-a-kind property their family could enjoy throughout the different stages of their lives.

“My wife didn’t want any square rooms, so we’ve got high raked ceilings and the home’s set over a few different levels,” Mr Langford says.

“It’s had a few improvements since then and in the past few months we’ve rendered and put stonework on, polished floors and changed carpets and so on. It was pretty edgy when we built it and it was up for a few awards at the time. I’ll be sad to sell it because it’s been such a functional, comfortable and cosy place to be, with a lot of assets.”

The home has four bedrooms and a spacious home office with an inbuilt desk and shelving. There’s also a living area near the minor bedrooms, while the rest of the home comprises a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area that opens out to a deck; and formal dining and lounge rooms. Outside, the property has a pool with a patio and pergola area and a pool house with a bar, a living area and a bathroom.

“We’ve had lots of good times around the pool and the pool house,” Mr Langford says.

“We had some big parties there and would have well over 100 people here – there have been lots of 16ths, 18ths, 21sts and so on and we’ve hosted lots of dinner parties. We get kangaroos and have deer in our driveway sometimes, and at my son’s 21st last year people were looking over the fence and astounded there were bandicoots in the paddocks next door and at the end of the night they were walking around trying to steal the food off people’s plates.

You can have horses here, and we’ve had sheep and cattle here to help keep the grass down. It’s a great family home and I’d think it’d be perfect for a family.”

Mr Langford says he’s proud of the home and will miss it, but it’s time for a change of scenery.

“I was born at Glenelg and have spent the past 40 years in the Hills and now I’m heading back down to the coast,” he says.

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2 Ross Rd, Piccadilly

$1.65 million

Agent: Harris Real Estate, Josh Biggs 0407 604 041, and Arabella Hooper 0403 336 407. Land size: 3.23ha. Auction: Wednesday, October 7 at 1pm.

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