Located at the top-of-town with spectacular views to the Watagan Range, this master-built federation renovation was named HIA Home of Year in 2015 and the pool named SPASA Pool of the Year 2017.
As you arrive at the property, convict brick paths, formal English gardens and handmade automatic timber gates frame what is otherwise a modest federation cottage. Stepping inside, a long central hall with spectacular wide Spotted Gum floor boards leads to an open living space which spills to a massive covered deck offering views as far as the eye can see. The home boasts three very large bedrooms, all with original features like pressed-metal ceilings and a clay-brick fireplace and two offering large open walk-in-robes with extensive custom cabinetry and marble ensuites. The ensuites offer heated mosaic Carrara marble floors, custom-made cast brass wash-stands with Carrara marble tops and Perrin & Rowe tap and earthenware. Imagine starting the day under a beautifully soft rain shower and finishing it with a soak in a hand-made cast iron claw-foot bath.
The living space offers massive three metre ceilings, oversized plaster cornices and architraves and features an open Jetmaster gas log fire. Long drops of white linen curtains frame almost every door and window in the home and reverse-cycle in-floor ducted air conditioning keep the property comfortable all year round. A study with pressed-metal ceilings and French doors whcich lead to the garden makes for a perfect home office or fourth bedroom and a library/wine cellar provide yet another beautiful reading space.
The kitchen is a masterpiece and is the heart of this home. A large three-metre central island with fireclay sink offers plenty of work space and hand-crafted mantel, cabinetry and wall panelling make it the only one of its kind. Smeg appliances, Perrin & Rowe tapware, Shaws of Derwen earthenware and Davey & Co cast-brass light fittings are just a few of the features. A large butler’s pantry with butler’s sink, Vintec wine fridge, plenty of storage as well as additional bins and built-in convection microwave mean you are spoilt for space and convenience. Finally, a galley-style laundry with butler’s sink, built-in laundry basket drawers and ample storage complete the picture.
The kitchen (and main living area) flows beautifully to a covered deck with a fully serviced outdoor kitchen. Perfectly private, the deck offers spectacular views over town to the Watagan Range and steps lead you to a kitchen-garden, gym suite and double garage as well as an amazing in-ground pool. The kitchen garden features a full orchard of stone fruits, citrus, figs, herbs and it is all tied together with flowers, hedges, topiary and a wood-fired pizza oven. The gym offers another full marble bathroom and garage has automatic doors, of course.
The pool is brand-new and is flanked by white limestone paving that has been cut to meet the water-line. It is heated, has a state-of-the-art mineral filtration system and is framed by a pleached hedge of pear trees, glass fencing and the gym. The gardens (and lawns) have an automatic watering system and all gardens are fully-lit at night (as is the pool). Amazing lawns, outdoor shower, plumbed-in water features, hand-laid convict brick garden edges – this is a private resort in the heart of town.
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