Fundraising house finally finished

IT is the house that community spirit built.

Naracoorte Lions Club is thrilled to have finally finished its fundraising house on Cedar Ave, putting the full stop on an ambitious project which started around three years ago.

The finishing touches - painting and cleaning - are all that is left to be done before the property goes on the market this month.

Project chair Ross Gleeson was ecstatic at the end result.

"My aim was to have something I would be comfortable to live in myself and the quality of the workmanship is par excellence," he said.

"People that have been in and looked at it so far have been very impressed.

"We haven't taken any shortcuts or spared any expense...we could go that extra bit with cost because we had so much support.

"We've been able to do things we otherwise wouldn't have been able to do."

The home has all the latest mod-cons including ducted air conditioning, a security system, automatic sprinklers and a solar hot water system.

It has four bedrooms, ample storage space, stone benchtops in the kitchen and all brand new appliances.

The large master bedroom has an ensuite with a double basin and a walk-in wardrobe while all other bedrooms have built-in cupboards.

There is an office which could be used as a fifth bedroom as well as a spacious living area and a lounge room.

Outside is an alfresco space, two rainwater tanks, a shed with power and light, and a two car garage.

Lions club started putting the wheels in motion for the project back in September, 2011.

(The house) it belongs to the community. - Lions fundraising house chair Ross Gleeson.

"We got the plans, secured the block of land and started talking to the community to get them to support it," Mr Gleeson said.

"It has very much been a community project...it is just another example of the magnificent support this community gives to worthwhile projects.

"It belongs to the community and when sold the proceeds will go to the CT machine (at Naracoorte Health Service) which, god-willing, will be in place before the year's finished."

The Cedar Ave house is being advertised for auction but could be sold by private treaty if someone came along with the right offer.

Once on the market people are welcome to make appointments to see it.

Naracoorte Homemakers are helping out by lending furniture so when the house is open to the public people can see what it looks like fully furnished.

The Lions are hoping to raise a net of $100,000 for the CT scan appeal from the sale of the house.

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