Enjoy the rural views from this stylish country escape at Eltham

HOUSE OF THE WEEK

51 Federation Drive, Eltham

Bed: 4 | Bath: 2 | Car: 6

Price guide: $1.1m - $1.2m

Agency: Raine and Horne Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads

Contact: Brett McDonald 0400 351 311

Sometimes life changes and suddenly the home you're in no longer suits you or your family.

So then begins a search for the perfect place to call home and make your next adventure in life.

This contemporary and stylish Eltham home was built for that very reason, says selling agent Brett McDonald of Raine and Horne Ocean Shores/Brunswick Heads.

"Carefully designed and built to craftsman perfection, it's a classic Australian while being a luxurious and private retreat for a growing or extended family, or for a simpler lifestyle," he says.

Set on an elevated block of over an acre (4582sq m approximately), it's positioned in an elevated spot that takes in views across the beautiful Eltham valley.

The home design masterfully combines indoor and outdoor living, with an enormous covered deck area with views of the surrounding countryside providing an ideal year-round outdoor living space for the Northern Rivers climate. You'll find yourself spending many hours here, whether you are entertaining friends, enjoying a barbecue or al fresco meal or simply having a cuppa and taking in the serenity.

Beyond the formal entry there's spacious open-plan living and dining with north-facing windows to bring the winter sun in, and polished floorboards and high ceilings adding to the sense of light and space.

A designer kitchen with gas cooktop, loads of storage and benches overlooks the deck and the valley views while still having the northern sunlight flooding in.

The master suite includes an elegant ensuite and French doors to the deck for easy access to the jacuzzi with a view.

Bedroom two and a huge laundry with extra loo complete the main section of the home while a separate wing, semi-detached, includes a bathroom and two more bedrooms with more stunning views.

Four bay shedding allows for workshop and storage while a carport at the front of the home adds to the practicality here.

There's a solar power system, plenty of tank storage, established gardens, orchard, veggies, and a beautiful dam that adds to the gorgeous outlook from the deck.

Situated in the hinterland hotspot of Eltham, this property offers an idyllic lifestyle.

The famous Eltham Pub is within walking distance; and it's only 15 minutes drive to the regional hub of Lismore or the boutiques and eateries of Bangalow.

Ballina and its stunning beaches and river and the Ballina Byron airport is only half an hour away and the tourist hotspot of Byron Bay is also only half an hour away.

There are buses in the street to all the region's schools.

For inspections or more information, SMS to Brett McDonald on 0400 351 311.