THE owners of this Rochedale home trusted the suburb would flourish in the years after they built there.
Bruce and Lina Hillman bought a 654sq m block at 43 McDermott Pde in 2012 after the vendor explained the growth that was anticipated for the suburb in the coming years.
And grow it did.
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The population of Rochedale nearly tripled in five years, expanding from 1092 in 2011 to 3175 in 2016, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census data.
CoreLogic data said the suburb had a median sale price of $963,000, a figure that had risen 21 per cent in the five years to November 2018.
Mr Hillman said they had looked at a number of different areas, but were “taken” with the Rochedale when they visited.
They spent time thoughtfully designing a house that would best suit their family’s needs and there were a number of “must haves”.
“We wanted it to be of a high quality construction that was modern but practical to live in,” Mr Hillman said.
“Other must haves were granite benchtops throughout, a big butler’s pantry for the wife, smart wiring … and most importantly — an outside kitchen and entertainment area.”
Outdoors is Mr Hillman’s favourite area at the house.
“My favourite area is the outdoor area and the balcony where you can just chill out and read a book,” he said.
“My wife loves the outdoor kitchen area because of her love for cooking and it is also an area for her to sit and relax.”
Downstairs is an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, a family room, media room, laundry bathroom and two bedrooms.
Upstairs are three more bedrooms, two of which share a Jack and Jill bathroom.
The main bedroom has an ensuite with a double vanity and spa bath, a walk-in wardrobe and balcony.
There is also an office and pool.