Good Friday Appeal Charity Auction Home now open for inspection

23rd February 2018

General News Philanthropy

After five months and 320,000 collective labour hours from over 400 tradies and suppliers, alongside Villawood Properties, we are excited to open the 2018 Charity Auction House to the public for inspection on Saturday 24th February.

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Final preparations and quality checks have been completed, finishing off a huge team effort by Henley, Villawood Properties and the generous trades and suppliers who volunteered their time and services, and now it’s time to welcome you to 13 Harfield Avenue Mickleham.

Celebrating 25 years of giving

“It’s our 25th year building and donating houses to the Good Friday Appeal, and the whole team at Henley is enormously proud in being associated with such an iconic event, where the community really comes together for a feel-good cause”, said Henley’s Managing Director John Harvey.

To celebrate the silver anniversary, the lucky bidder on Good Friday will also receive furniture and accessories that are in the house, which have been generously sourced by Interior’s Addict publisher Jen Bishop.


100% built for the Good Friday Appeal

The Henley double storey Emperor 41, situated in Villawood’s boutique Waratah community, will sell at a no reserve auction on Good Friday 30th March - with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Good Friday Appeal.

“A special thanks this year to Early Settler, IKEA, GlobeWest, Incy Interiors, Willow and Wood and Print Emporium, who have come on board through The Interior’s Addict Publisher, Jen Bishop, to style the house with all of the donated furniture and accessories included in the auction price.

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Designed for lifestyle

The 41 square home features 5 bedrooms, comprising of one guest suite downstairs, a master suite and three secondary bedrooms upstairs, 3 bathrooms, 4 living spaces including alfresco and double garage. It also boasts:

  • Gourmet kitchen showcasing:
    • 20mm Caesarstone benchtops
    • Italian-made SMEG stainless steel extra-large appliances and microwave
    • Premium Walk-in Butler’s Pantry with sink, underbench and overhead shelves and oversized Caesarstone benchtop
  • Designer timber look flooring throughout, premium carpet with underlay, and polished porcelain tiles.
  • Under roof alfresco area to the rear
  • Fully ducted air conditioning
  • Security system
  • Chromagen solar panels
  • Fully fenced and landscaped
  • Henley’s industry rivalled 50 Year Structural Guarantee



Added community appeal

Beyond the gorgeous home, the lucky buyer will be moving to a peaceful oasis, surrounded by historic woodlands and conveniently located in close proximity to the Mickleham Town Centre and future primary school, while also in walking distance of the state-of-the art Childcare Centre within the Waratah community, due to open in early 2019.

“We believe the sense of ‘home’ is so much more than the what’s contained within a property’s boundary and we design our all our projects to instill a true sense of community, where people know their neighbours and greet them in the street. The Village Green, a Large Neighbourhood Park with playground Waratah’s heart, will be integral to this and we’ll have an exciting 12-month calendar of events kicking off just after the auction,” said Rory Costelloe, Executive Director of Villawood Properties.

With many thanks to those who help make it happen

“This year, we once again have a group of passionate and dedicated trades and suppliers who donate their time and resources in making this extraordinary build happen, some who have contributed to the cause since its inception in 1993 and others who have joined us along the way. Each contribution means so much to us, and adds immeasurable value to the worth of the home,” he said.

“This house is packed to the roof with quality inclusions, donations, upgrades and of course, the feel-good factor and we can’t wait to meet its new family who get a beautiful new home with a whole heap of extra value,” he said.

Say hello at an Open for Inspection

Located at 13 Harfield Avenue, Mickleham, the first open for inspection is Saturday 24th February from 1:00pm – 3:00pm. It will then open every Saturday and Sunday until 30th March from 1:00 - 3:00pm and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:00pm.

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