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Property Spotlight – Idyllic grandeur amid lush greenery


8 Lock Avenue, Erindale, is a grand, refined home set in a pocket of serenity in the lushness of Erindale. It is a supremely serene home, such that every portion of the house seems precisely designed to provide tranquility.

The most immediate source of serenity are the colours chosen, a measured palette of soothing and complementary colours. The exterior palette is partly the red of the brick which forms the outer walls and the inviting front steps which lead up to the main entrance. Encroaching on the front of the house is the other half of the palette – greenery, flourishing, thriving, spilling over the rocks that surround it.

The interior palette is clean and crisp, whites and greys adorned intermittently with brown wooden hues, in the furniture and framing. It is a supremely luxurious, relaxed setting, the perfect counterpart to the lush natural beauty found outside.

The particulars required of a home are not neglected either. Across two storeys, four bedrooms are distributed, the master featuring an ensuite, dressing room & garden vista, while two others sport built in robes, and the fourth is currently being used as a retreat living space. There are four bathrooms featured.

Other areas are sprinkled with lavish touches, the main living area including feature windows, French doors and a gas fire, the large kitchen featuring a double wall oven. A large formal dining room connects to a spacious patio of the exterior red brick.

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These tranquil spaces have been utilised for two weddings, attesting to the idyllic atmosphere created – any home which suffices for a couple’s big day is an overqualified host for everyday living.

The inspiration for this approach, embracing the tranquil wholeheartedly, is clear – the serene surrounding views of the foothills and Second Creek provide a sense of idyllic calm and are surveyable from many interior windows.

8 Lock Avenue is serene in every sense, in the lush, idyllic greenery surrounding the home, in the constancy of the red-brick forming the walls and steps and patio, in the pure-white luxury of the interior spaces. A place more aptly suited to creating an immediate soothing effect would be very difficult to come by.

8 Lock Avenue is currently on sale for $1.65 million, and is being represented by Michael and Angela Stentiford of Ouwens Casserly Real Estate.

Images and floor plan can be viewed here.