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2. October 2018 14:37

By attreerealestate

The old adage ‘charity begins at home’ certainly rings true for this new Forrestfield property.

As the 2018 Telethon Home, the four bedroom, two bathroom home in The Hales Estate is generous in more ways than one. It will be auctioned next month, with a major contribution donated to help fund research into childhood illnesses and support for sick children in WA.

Since 1968, the 26-hour televised Telethon appeal has raised more than $268 million towards significant health advancements, medical equipment and resources for seriously ill children. Of that, $24 million has been raised from the sale of Telethon homes.

RE/MAX WA managing director Geoff Baldwin says the Telethon home is synonymous with goodwill and it has been a privilege to market the property at 14 Evergreen Grove, Forrestfield, knowing proceeds of the sale will go to a worthy cause.

“The house is just magnificent,” Baldwin says. “It’s a pleasure to open and the general mood of the people coming through is really positive. People are coming through making donations, so it’s just lovely.

“There has been enormous buyer interest over the first three open weekends,” Baldwin says. “We have had around 1,050 people through to date.

“Feedback has been very encouraging with several people already expressing their interest in buying and bidding.”

Baldwin says this year’s property is the first Telethon home to be built in Perth’s foothills.

Satterley and The Hales Estate have donated part proceeds from the 450sqm block, with a stunning two-storey home built by New Level Homes, part of the JWH Group.

The sophisticated family home has been designed to make the most of indoor and outdoor living, with an emphasis on natural light and open plan living spaces.

Baldwin says the property’s “out of the box, individual style” has also been a drawcard.

“People are impressed by the stunning design with a family friendly kitchen and living area, plus the inclusion of a fully equipped scullery,” he says.

“The developer, builder and all the suppliers have generously provided from their ‘top shelves’. There are no shortcuts or costs cuts in the building or finishing of this home and hence, it is a stand out in the market.

“For those reasons and because it is in support of Telethon, we are very confident that buyers will see it as a wonderful investment in what looks like being an improving WA market into the future.

“We’re extremely proud to be involved in this sale.”

Satterley chief executive officer Nigel Satterley and JWH Group managing director Julian Walter said they were proud to partner with Telethon to help improve the lives of children and young people in WA.

The 2018 Telethon Home will be auctioned on Sunday 21 October, as part of the Telethon appeal weekend.

In addition, WA Country Builders has pledged a new, mid-century modern inspired home in Geraldton as the 2018 Regional Telethon Home. It will be auctioned on Sunday 30 September.

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