35 Sugar Gum Drive, Hillside, 3037

35 Sugar Gum Drive, Hillside, 3037 (Photo supplied)

By Carole Levy

It’s not just the block of about 6070 square metres (old-school 1.5 acres) that offers space galore; it’s also the owner-built residence that’s blessed with enough large rooms to carve out a spot for everyone to do their own thing – or congregate together with no sense of constriction.

In Sugar Gum Farm estate, the architect-designed house has a rather grand entry foyer, with sleek columns defining entry to a tiled study on one side; and a carpeted lounge-dining room on the other. Ahead is a staircase, rising under a cascading lightfitting, to the upper floor.


35 Sugar Gum Drive, Hillside, 3037

  • Barry Plant Taylors Lakes: 9390 8333   
  • Price: Contact agent   
  • Auction: February 22 at noon


The lounge room, with blingy lightfittings dripping from rosettes on high ceilings, has the same pastel-blue wall paint and carpet as elsewhere, while roller blinds dress all windows.

The rear living domain, with bay window, wraps around a large kitchen with a terrific stone-topped return island brekkie bench able to seat at least six, as well as abundant storage and all mod-cons.

A huge rumpus room is accessed via the study, putting it in a great spot to isolate noise – littlies, teens and adults will all value its versatility

There’s another carpeted living area upstairs – with access to a large tiled balcony – around which gather the four fitted bedrooms, main bathroom and separate toilet.

Taking in back garden views, there’s another balcony from the vast main bedroom. This has a walk-in robe, and a lavish, fully tiled twin-basin en suite with spa.

Assorted perks include ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, video intercom and water tanks and remote-controlled double garage.

Perhaps two of the biggest perks are the 8 x 15-metre powered shed, drool-worthy for hobbyist or tradie; and a 7 x 7-metre basement cellar to lay down a bottle or two. Or perhaps it can be filled with preserves, gathered from a future orchard?

There’s heaps of room to play around with.

35 Sugar Gum Drive, Hillside, 3037 (Photo supplied)
35 Sugar Gum Drive, Hillside, 3037 (Photo supplied)
35 Sugar Gum Drive, Hillside, 3037 (Photo supplied)