Stylish spaces: 74 James Cook Drive, Melton West, 3337

By Carole Levy

Having a park with playground at the end of the street, plus Woodgrove shopping centre and Melton West Primary School within three-minute car trips, puts this property in a family-friendly location.

Beyond a rendered facade with stacked-stone features and a verandah with downlight-studded polished timber ceiling, entry is to a hallway with floating floorboards.


74 James Cook Drive, Melton West, 3337


To the right, an exposed-brick archway – just about the only feature remaining from the house’s original incarnation – ushers in an L-shaped grey-carpeted lounge room. In here are textured roller blinds – as seen elsewhere – and grey textured accent wall and a built-in bar.

This adjoins a dining area, with a boarded ceiling revealing its past as an alfresco area. This, in turn, links with the kitchen and family sitting area, each space anchored by floating floorboards. A Moretti gas heater in the family room supplements ducted heating, multiple ceiling fans and a split-system.

The well-designed kitchen, with stone-look benches, has plenty of grey cupboards, a pantry cupboard with opaque-glass door, a brekkie bar for three under modern pendants, and a dishwasher, gas cooktop and a Westinghouse underbench oven.

A glazed door, one of many throughout, opens to the laundry which has a toilet.

Behind another glazed door from the entry hall, the tiled main bedroom is decked out in soft-chocolate shades found in roller blinds and accent wall, while the en suite is fully tiled. There’s also an open fitted walk-in robe.

A tiled hallway from the family room leads to two fitted bedrooms, each behind a glazed door. The main bathroom, with soft-chocolate matte wall tiling, has a floating vanity unit and a walk-in shower.

Glass sliding doors in the dining area open to a virtually fully enclosed outdoor room, which has a glass splashback behind a barbecue and bench with sink. This is a great year-round space, perfect as a play area for kids as well.

A ramp leads down from here to a landscaped side yard, fenced off from the backyard so perfect for a dog run. A spacious lawn, rimmed with boxed garden beds, makes the backyard great for kids’ play and setting up seating in the sunshine.

The block is about 760 square metres.

74 James Cook Drive, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)
74 James Cook Drive, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)
74 James Cook Drive, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)
74 James Cook Drive, Melton West, 3337 (Photo supplied)