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your place ECHUCA/MOAMA
to a Dream home 8 Downsizing
Leigh and Debbie Frost take us inside their newly-built home.
10 Wharparilla Wonder
Set on the banks of the mighty Murray River, Mark and Christie Peters
home boasts modern living in a beautiful surround.
GARDENING & OUTDOORS Vergolas for year round entertaining
Open or closed. Cool or warm. When it comes to outdoor living spaces it is hard to look past a vergola.
16 DIY Vertical Garden
Vertical gardens are a clever way of bringing life and beauty to your
19 Chainsaw Maintenance
Tips to ensure your chainsaw is ready to use.
BUYING & SELLING
14 A Good Investment
Growing property investment in Echuca-Moama is aiding a strong market, according to Elders director Dean Costello.
18 Bigger & Better
Think bigger and better with Dennis Family Homes.
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Downsizing to a
Dream HOME Moving local is an easy choice when it comes to your new home. Just ask Leigh and Debbie
we purchased a subdivision
Debbie said building a new
friends when they choose to
and built our home.’’
home allowed for greater
visit, which was evident at last
The Echuca couple moved in to
Leigh said the last property had
month’s Southern 80 weekend.
their newly-constructed house
become too large to maintain.
‘‘We wanted storage, which is
All the rooms have large robes
near the Echuca Racecourse in
‘‘We started thinking about the
why we built the big shed,’’
for storage and there is plenty
move three or four years ago
of cupboard space across the
and bought the land two and a
‘‘The pool at the old place
bathrooms and laundry.
half years ago,’’ he said.
didn’t get used as often as
Leigh said he found the design
‘‘There’s been a few houses
when the children were
he and Debbie liked and made
younger and we thought in the
a few adjustments.
years to come the place would
‘‘We had a plan to work with
December, a two-minute drive from their old home of 26 years in Echuca Village. Two of the three children have moved out, so Debbie said the time was right to downsize. ‘‘We’ve gone from five acres to one acre. It’s a dream home,’’
come on the market, which we said we wouldn’t mind having a look at.
be harder to maintain.
‘‘It’s a good time to buy a house
‘‘The new house will be simpler
to what we thought would suit
and changed the plan around
that’s complete, especially with
us,’’ he said.
‘‘We wanted to stay in Echuca
a garden, but we decided to
The four-bedroom home
‘‘We had to move the garage
and knew what we wanted, so
build a house instead.’’
can still cater for family and
from one side of the plan to the
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‘‘We wanted to stay in Echuca and knew what we wanted, so we purchased a subdivision and built our home.’’
other and changed it from a
Despite raising their family in
double to a triple.
Bangerang Rd, the couple found
‘‘The shed’s never big enough.
the move an easy one.
You’d always like a bigger
‘‘It doesn’t feel any different,
it’s only two minutes away,’’
The couple called on local
builder Paul James of PM and
‘‘I didn’t find it hard at all.’’
LR James Builders.
Leigh said the only hard aspect
Debbie said purchasing all their
of moving was the packing.
materials locally and employing
The district’s hot and dry
local tradesmen was always a factor when constructing the house.
summer restricted the Frosts from landscaping duties, but the better installation compared
‘‘Paul built (our son) Craig’s
to their old home made things a
house and we were happy with
what he did with that,’’
‘‘Everyone likes to move in to a
new house,’’ Leigh said.
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Set on the banks of the mighty Murray River, this newly-constructed home boasts modern living in a beautifu So why are owners Mark and
Timber,’’ Christie said.
‘‘Finally after two years we
For the adults, there is a large
Christie Peters placing the
‘‘It’s mess-proof. There’s never
bought it, but now we have to
any dust or marks.’’
leave it behind as well.
area, fitted with fridges and a
Perched fittingly on the timber
‘‘Each thing has its place, and
barbecue, not to mention the
house on the market? ‘‘It’s 100 per cent complete. There’s nothing more to do,’’ Christie said. The couple bought the land in 2010 and lived in the pre-existing house, an old weatherboard, for 18 months. The house was cut off at the stumps and placed on a truck to Torrumbarry, before the pair began building a new home for the second time.
is the dining table.
this belongs here.’’
outdoor setting by the river.
Constructed in the house
The artwork is one of many
There was even enough space
using timber from the Echuca
features the pair spotted in
for the family to host a friend’s
Wharf, Christie said it was one
of many features that would
‘‘We saw the same lights at the
Christie has her own gym,
remain with the home.
Echuca Hotel and knew they
Another is the art piece in the
would work well,’’ Christie
which can easily be transformed into another living
front garden, something the
room, study or bedroom.
pair fought tirelessly for.
‘‘And the artwork (in the
The laundry rivals a
Christie is still unsure what it
master bedroom and entry)
laundromat and one bare foot on the kids’ bedroom carpet
is exactly, but suggested a fish
came from Under the Gable.’’
skeleton or surfboard as some
Looking beyond the house, you
of the options.
begin to understand how much
‘‘I first saw it at Collins Pumps
it truly offers.
in Moama and knew I had to
For the Peters’ two kids and
One of the first features you
have it,’’ Christie said.
their friends, it is the vast
notice when walking in to the
‘‘He said it wasn’t for sale, so
outdoor playing area leading
‘Oh my God that carpet!’’’
to the river, inbuilt trampoline
Back on the timber lies the
and water slide to the
kitchen, nestled in neatly among
the dining area and lounge.
‘‘We designed the house ourselves,’’ Mark said. ‘‘Our builder Ryan Senior was really adaptive to our plans.’’
five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is the timber flooring. ‘‘We got that from Nullarbor
Mark went there six months later with a new offer and it still wasn’t for sale.
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will make you want to rub your face against it. ‘‘The carpet’s 100 per cent pure wool,’’ Christie said. ‘‘When people feel it they say,
ul surround. The ‘‘butler’s kitchen’’, an inbuilt pantry that runs the length of the kitchen bench, is an impressive feature. It is one of many that Christie is hopeful of replicating in the next home. ‘‘I’ll definitely have ceilingto-floor tiles again in the bathrooms and I’ll pick colours before picking the kitchen,’’ she said. ‘‘There are always other small things, like door handles and basins which you might change.’’ Despite being the second time the Peters have built and having also renovated, Christie said it would not be difficult to let the house go. ‘‘It’s all material. It can be replaced.’’
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for year-round entertaining
Open or closed. Cool or warm. When it comes to outdoor living spaces it is hard to look past a vergola. Paul Gray of Paul Gray
vergola leaves the pergola,
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vergolas is higher than ever.
Builders said the opening-
patio and verandah in its
can be fitted not only above
entertaining areas, but pools as
‘‘They’ve been around for a long
roof system offered more flexibility for entertaining
‘‘It’s also rain sensitive, so it automatically closes to ensure
Paul said the popularity of
‘‘It gives people more control,
nothing gets damaged,’’ Paul
whether they want a lot of
light inside the house or even
Once the rain ceases, the
have it open in winter,’’ he said.
vergola will reopen, a great option if you are away from
The opening-roof system
allows homeowners to adjust
And while fixed-roof
to weather conditions and control airflow and sunlight.
structures affect the home’s energy rating, a vergola does
Be it a cool dwelling
not, saving money and adding
in summer or a warm
value to the property.
atmosphere in winter, the
Shade structures are also
time, so they’ve been tried and tested,’’ he said.
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Property: a good investment Growing property investment in Echuca-Moama is aiding a strong market, according to Elders director Dean Costello. ‘‘The market’s been fantastic
better for the investor and the
sellers than seven months ago.
Buyers are also proving to be
since winter,’’ Dean said.
investors come back in.’’
‘‘Sellers are going fantastic.
more switched on thanks to
‘‘But the big key to the whole
Despite less than usual stock,
They’re getting their houses
technology, Dean said.
thing is the investor. If the
buyers are still trowelling the
out there at realistic numbers
‘‘When you can buy apps that
investor comes in, that’s what
and getting results very
you can point at a house and
gets everything moving.”
‘‘Summer was a little bit
quickly,’’ he said.
it tells you the sales history, it
He said the simple concepts
quieter because there hasn’t
One example of the stronger
makes it pretty good for the
of supply and demand were
been as many listings online,
market was a house in Declan
buyer,” he said.
evident in the local market.
so a lack of stock has probably
Way, Echuca which asked for
‘‘I like the buyer being
‘‘The reality is rents have
slowed us down a bit,’’ Dean
$375,000 seven months ago but
educated because at the end
increased because there’s huge
had no buyers.
of the day you’re not out
demand,’’ he said.
‘‘But there’s still a lot of buyers
When it returned to the market
there to find a wood duck,
‘‘Once you’ve got no supply
around. We’ve had a few come
in February it sold within four
and the demand gets higher,
in but not the normal amount.”
days at $385,000.
the rents go up. Then all of
He said the market is also
‘‘That goes to show things are
a sudden the returns get
providing greater value for
good and strong,’’ Dean said.
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you’re out there to deal with someone who sees value and understands the market place.”
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for plant height.
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Bigger & BETTER Think bigger and better with Dennis Family Homes When looking to build a new home, it is the combination of experience, quality, service, product range and local knowledge that makes the Dennis Family Homes difference. One of Victoria’s leading builders, the Dennis family has had an active presence in the Goulburn and Murray Valley region for almost two decades and established a local office in Echuca more than ten years ago. The Echuca team of Dennis Family Homes have been there from the start to guide customers through each step of the building process, beginning with Sales Consultant, Sharon Stratton. Sharon’s experience is invaluable in helping customers personalise their home plans. She has a deep understanding of the Echuca/Moama property market and knows what people
are looking for in a new home.
“The care for our customers
options for the Charlton has
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been doubled from two to four,
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with the home now available in
comprehensive after sales
floorplans of 28, 30, 33 and 35
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Several new features have also
within an hour of Echuca, with
been added to the Charlton
five outstanding homes to view.
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design, which is suitable for
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and insist upon the highest
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in its current Inspirations
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Family Homes apart from other local builders,” Sharon says. “We have the largest display centre in the region located
Quality inclusions such as three coats of paint, thickened concrete slabs, site built frames, locally made cabinetry and internal load bearing walls for a better supported structure are all standard features with Dennis Family Homes. “Our trades are long-standing members of our local team and understand the quality we expect,” Sharon adds.
other sections of its entire
construction on blocks from a minimum width of 17 metres. These improvements include a significant increase in pantry size, a larger living room, better positioned study and the inclusion of walk-in-robes in all bedrooms in the 33 and 35
square versions of the floorplan.
One recently updated home
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ideally suited to the larger block sizes of the Echuca area is the Charlton, an existing four-
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bedroom design which has been
selection of six facade options.
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HOLLAND BLINDS E-SCREENS DOUBLE ROLLER BLINDS PLANTATION SHUTTERS ROMAN BLINDS TIMBER VENETIANS ALUMINIUM VENETIANS VERTICAL DRAPES OUTDOOR BLINDS & AWNINGS SECURITY DOORS & FLY SCREENS 22 - Your Place | autumn/winter 2014
Call us today for your FREE Measure & Quote Phone: (03) 5480 1383 email@example.com www.clarksblinds.com
We’ll help you find the floor you’ve been searching for Timber & Bamboo Choices
Carpet & Rug Choices
Vinyl & Laminate Choices
Your local flooring specialists: Angela, Russell, Ash and Jacki
Choices Flooring Echuca has been servicing the Echuca area and surrounding suburbs since 2001. They have the latest ideas in carpets, timber, bamboo, laminate, vinyl, tiles and rugs. There’s a flooring choice to suit every home and every budget. With over 12 years’ experience in the flooring industry, Russell, Angela and the team are committed to bringing you professional and up to date information on the latest trends and styles to help you find what you’re searching for. So if you’re looking for the latest trends in flooring, everything that’s new underfoot, then look no further than Choices Flooring Echuca.
Choices Flooring Echuca - 5482 3883 1/188 Annesley St, Echuca firstname.lastname@example.org choicesflooring.com.au
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Save on your rising electricity costs...
with solar Why install solar? • • • •
Reduce, or eliminate your electricity bills by generating your own power. Environmentally friendly. High rate of return on investment. Increase the value and energy rating of your home.
Dependent on the size of solar system you install, many systems pay for themselves in around 5 years with the savings on your electricity costs. The return on investment could be as high as 20% per annum, a better return than savings in a bank! With over 25 years’ experience in the field, Jeremy and his team provide high quality services and pride themselves on prompt service, competitive prices, high quality products and second-to-none workmanship. They specialise in installation on residential, commercial and industrial sites. Having installed a large number of systems of varying sizes over the years in schools, council facilities, businesses and homes in the area, Norlec Contracting & Solar offer outstanding value, local knowledge, after sales support and maintenance. Norlec Contracting & Solar are a Power Partner with one of the biggest suppliers in Australia, which has been established for over 30 years. Only well known, high quality brands are used. You get the peace of mind that the products we use are well known from well established companies. It’s an investment in the future and you will have industry leading warranties on your products.
No deposit finance packages available. Enquiries welcome.
2013 Power Partners Platinum Dealers of the year For installing more than 700kw
When experience & quality matters, call your local solar experts. 1070 Hansen Rd, Bamawn P. 5486 5402 F. 5486 5244 M. 0427 649 363 email@example.com www.norlecsolar.com.au REC: VIC 15607 NSW: 161867C CEC A4243873v
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