Jansen Park on back doorstep, Hillcrest schools all nearby
By Jo Ferris www.remax.co.nz ID: RIV1040
When family and schooling dictate where and how life should run - now and into the future, this home almost has a masters’ degree in its back pocket. The address is the first clue – Masters Avenue in Hamilton’s Silverdale suburb. It’s zoned for all Hillcrest’s major schools, including Silverdale Normal, Hillcrest Normal, Peachgrove Intermediate and Berkley Middle School. Hillcrest High School is across the road and this is close to Waikato University as well – education covered. Sitting down a private driveway, however, this property also has bragging rights on Jansen Park. The house and garden back right on to it – an aspect which gives that glorious illusion of ownership over this vast playground. With five sports fields, four cricket pitches and play equipment, it covers weekend recreational activities as well. A big bonus, having all this tucked neatly in the back pocket. Four bedrooms add to this home’s family appeal. It has the charm of a bygone era, with the attraction of modern-day facilities. Relocated to this site in 2007, the house has nestled into its setting and enjoys a leafy ambience, in tune with Jansen Park on the back doorstep. The family hub is open plan to maximise space and convenient living. A modern kitchen has a bar-stool island for casual meals and social gathering. Dining space is roomy enough for a large setting, while French doors slip outdoors either side – one to the front sun deck for barbecue catch ups, another to a backyard deck that is the stepping stone to the park just beyond. It’s a lovely view – enjoyed from the kitchen, lounge and one bedroom. Two bedrooms also have their own Frenchdoor access outside. And that’s one of the nice feelings about this home – the connection most of its rooms enjoy with the leafy ambience just outside. The privacy is precious as well. This property owns the driveway. It’s not simply the fact the house tucks at the end – in relative seclusion. Owning the driveway gives scooter space for the kids. The drive is all concrete – and there’s good off-street parking by the garage as well. Put a hoop up and this is ideal for some shooting practice. Fenced for safety and pet friendly, the front garden is a lovely playground for the kids. Established trees and shrubs add shade and colour, according to the seasons. Add all the other local amenities - supermarket, library, medical centre, shops and cafes – and the car will barely leave the garage. When it does come out, there are more parks and recreation in close proximity – including Hamilton Gardens. Being close to main arterial routes to the city and beyond, family is well and truly catered for here – now and into the future.