Family space galore: 6 Gwendoline Avenue, Woodend 3442

By Carole Levy

Embracing an understated refinement, this high-quality residence – with no less than four living spaces – couples with a detached studio on a 960-square-metre block, making it a terrific family property.


6 Gwendoline Avenue, Woodend 3042


Everything has been considered for family comfort and easy internal flow. Spaces such as the grey-carpeted theatre room behind double doors, and an open kids’ lounge room in the same hallway as their bedrooms, bathroom and toilet provide retreat from the hurly-burly of the spacious living domain.

The palette is soft-greys and white, floating floorboards are in a honey shade, windows come with plantation shutters or roller blinds, and tall doors (some opaque glass) are featured throughout.

Across the way from a spacious open study/sitting room, the main bedroom has walk-in and mirrored built-in robes and a large dual-basin en suite with an oval tub.

The well-designed kitchen, with a superb butler’s pantry, has a stone-topped return island bench, a stack of storage in matte-grey and white laminate, and grey splashback tiles accompanying dishwasher and 900mm cooker.

Another clever layout trick is the way the integrated double garage links with a utility hallway, along which is a walk-in storage closet and the back door of the pantry – so handy when unloading shopping.

Town gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling and multiple ceiling fans make light of Woodend weather.

An integrated alfresco area has decking that extends under an attached pergola and out to the sunshine in a pretty courtyard with olive trees. Timber and stacked-stone screens, plus timber planter boxes and ceiling fan are also on board.

The two-room studio, with glass slider to the large back lawn rimmed with plantings, is well set up as a games room with a bar, but could serve as teen retreat or office.

This desirable property is a 10-minute stroll from the main street’s cafes and shops, as well as the VLine train service that reaches Southern Cross in an hour.


6 Gwendoline Avenue, Woodend 3042 (Photo supplied)
6 Gwendoline Avenue, Woodend 3042 (Photo supplied)
6 Gwendoline Avenue, Woodend 3042 (Photo supplied)
6 Gwendoline Avenue, Woodend 3042 (Photo supplied)