The 2021 Good Friday Appeal Charity House is complete and will be auctioned on Good Friday, 2nd April 2021, with no reserve.
This year’s charity house is the stunning Vogue 34 by Henley Homes –a 34-square, four-bedroom home, with four living areas, and expansive master suite, located in Villawood Properties’ boutique Rathdowne community at Wollert.
The house is situated on a 508 sqm block at Varanasi Drive, in Villawood’s Rathdowne community in Wollert.
Ideally located just down the road from Club Rathdowne, buyers will have access the exclusive residents-only facility inclusive of the luxurious swimming pool, multi-use courts, fully-equipped gym, function room and café backing on to a landscaped neighbourhood park with active play zones, a playground, and large kick-about areas.
For the fourth year, every piece of furniture, soft furnishing and decorative accessory inside the Vogue 34 on auction day will be donated by key furniture partners and included as part of the auction price.
The Henley home also boasts a gourmet, multi-functional kitchen featuring Caesarstone™ benchtops, Italian-made SMEG™ stainless steel extra-large appliances including microwave and free-standing dishwasher, glass splashbacks with feature window and Innotech soft close drawers and doors to kitchen.
The fully furnished home will be appointed with luxury fittings and fixtures, and finished with professional landscaping, decking, ducted heating and air-conditioning, and window coverings – everything a buyer needs to move straight in.
KEY HOME FEATURES
Gourmet kitchen showcasing:
Italian-made SMEG stainless steel extra-large appliances plus microwave and dishwasher
Glass splashback with feature window
Rear bench pot drawers with pantry/microwave/wall oven towers+
Soft close drawers and doors to kitchen
Premium walk-in butler’s pantry
Expertly appointed with high quality fixtures, fittings and finishes throughout
Spacious master suite with freestanding bath to ensuite and expansive dressing room
Three additional bedrooms, all with walk in robes
Five separate living spaces including separate theatre, study & leisure
Full landscape package - turf, gardens, exposed aggregate driveway, crushed rock pathways, decking, fences, letterbox & Irrigation system
Half-court basketball court
Henley’s industry-unrivalled 50 Year Structural Guarantee
Henley Homes Victorian Building Manager, Mark Glenn, said Victoria’s support for the Good Friday Appeal continues to grow from strength to strength.
“Every person connected to the charity home build, from Henley Homes and Villawood to all the trades and suppliers, have a personal connection to the cause, or are very aware of the significant work and service the Royal Children’s Hospital provides,” he said.
“When it comes to generosity, you don’t have to look further than our amazing team, trades and suppliers, who year after year continue to support the construction and delivery of a beautiful family home to auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to the appeal. Their contribution to the project is invaluable.”
“In our 29th year in being involved with the Good Friday Appeal, it is a testament to the Henley team for their tireless commitment in building and delivering a home which is perfect for an Australian family to enjoy.
“In fact this year, the house will feature a half-court basketball court in the backyard – giving the house an additional WOW factor for any family to fall in love with.”
Villawood Properties Executive Director Rory Costelloe said it was good to be gearing up for another public auction after the 2020 auction was forced to a tender process.
“COVID cancelled the 2020 auction but we still sold the house and raised $790,500 money for the kids,” Mr Costelloe said. “But all the kind tradies who put so much time and effort into building the Charity Auction House didn’t get the opportunity to see the rewards of their work.
“It will be great to be back with a live auction so we can get a big crowd with everyone able to really appreciate the great effort that everyone’s gone to, to produce the house.
“The excitement of the live auction is great for the Good Friday Appeal itself, too. Of course, it’s not just the fantastic money that’s raised but also the amazing goodwill on the day, with everyone out again rattling tins, and in the months of preparation leading up to it. So many people take part in this great cause. “
“We are all looking forward to bringing back the highly-anticipated no-reserve auction on Good Friday,” Mr Glenn said.
“The street party is electric and for one successful bidder, they will not only purchase a beautiful family home in a great location, they will have also had the knowledge that they helped many young patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital,” he said.
Mr Costelloe said the auction was returning to Melbourne’s north where history showed it could deliver a strong result. The current auction record of $860,000 was raised in the north corridor.
“We’ve picked a prime spot within walking distance of all the best Rathdowne has on offer, including the residents’ club and the proposed town centre,” he said.
“This will ensure an enviable lifestyle for whoever places the winning bid at the 2021 RCH GFA Charity House Auction.”
THIS SPECIAL HOME COULD BE YOURS!
From Saturday 20th February, the home will be open:
Every Saturday and Sunday 11am-12pm
Every Wednesday 6-7pm
By appointment only. View the virtual tour here.
Auction: Good Friday, Friday 2nd April. No reserve.