Selling Up & Moving On

My husband and I bought our wonderful home in Eltham North in 2001. We made a lot of happy memories here. But now it’s time to move on and let someone else experience this lovely place. Yes, we are selling up: check out the listing here.

Deceptively small from the front, the true size of the house expands dramatically as it steps down the hill behind

Eltham is known as a leafy suburb, but sitting on the rear deck looking over your pool, spa, and the valley, you’d hardly know you were in a suburb at all, the houses merging into the well established trees around them. Which makes it a great place for families, with excellent local public and private schools

I fell in love back in 2001, the minute I stepped into the main lounge, with its soaring cathedral ceiling, open fireplace, and mezzanine dining area. I think you will too. It’s a dazzling space.

The main lounge, with the mezzanine dining room to the left
The main lounge again

From the mezzanine level you have access to a massive deck running the entire width of the house, a cosy family room, and a smart kitchen.

Family room opening out onto the deck.
Beautifully fitted out kitchen

The house is family-fabulous, with a parents retreat on the upper floor, complete with ensuite, and a study or fourth bedroom.

Master bedroom

Meanwhile there are two bedrooms below, accompanied by their own sitting room and bathroom: ideal for teens who need their own space, or older relatives living with you. Again, providing some much-needed privacy.

In either case, if you decide to use the generous cellar to store your wine collection, you’ll need to put a lock on the door!

Agent and viewing

So, would you like to buy my gorgeous house? Here is the person to call. And check out the Jellis Craig listing for times and dates of inspections.

Pina Kara, Senior Sales Consultant, Jellis Craig Eltham. T. 03 9431 1222 M. 0415 911 437 EMAIL

See the full the listing here.

About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)