Set on fifteen stunning elevated acres on the edge of Hunter Valley Wine Country, this eclectic homestead draws its influence from Australian and country Italian and French architecture while being comfortable, unpretentious and perfectly peaceful. Despite the serenity, it is within minutes to the vineyards, concert venues, restaurants and golf-courses the Hunter Valley is famous for and is convenient to the townships of Branxton and Huntlee. Only seven kilometres from the Hunter Expressway, Newcastle is an easy 45 minute drive while Wahroonga is only 90 minutes away without so much as a traffic light.
Hidden from the road and set among established stands of Liquid Amber and exquisite cottage gardens, the first impressions are convict-brick paths with tile embellishments, hardwood timber decking, recycled timber posts and a stunning leadlight front door. Inside, hardwood floors, Oregon beams, recycled bridge-timber structures and hardwood-lined cathedral ceilings are enhanced by an open wood burning fireplace, cedar windows and French doors and rendered block walls. The heart of the home is the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen which flow effortlessly to a covered outdoor deck with views of the surrounding countryside and an in-ground pool. The country-style timber kitchen offers a brand-new 900mm stainless steel cooker, handmade Italian tiles and more stunning views over the garden and the pool.
At one end of the home, a generously sized main bedroom offers more cedar-lined cathedral ceilings, French doors opening to the verandah and a walk-in-robe and ensuite complete with marble-top wash-stand and cute English tapware. At the other end of the home is a study, two more bedrooms (both with built-in robes), a laundry and main bathroom. It’s the recycled timber doors and windows that give the home its charm and most certainly what makes it feel like home the minute you step inside. The home has been freshly painted throughout and a new ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning system will ensure comfort all year round.
Outside, a carport adjoins the house and a massive four-car barn constructed from recycled bridge timbers offers a workshop, mezzanine and storage for all the toys – farm machinery, horse float and motorbikes to name just a few. A fantastic in-ground pool, lit with bunker lights and a couple of antique lamp posts is framed by Star Jasmine and a few established deciduous trees which provide shade in Summer. Gorgeous cottage gardens, vegie patch and fruit bearing trees are all easily maintained with timed irrigation systems and water supplied by a large earth dam. A quaint potting shed, heavy duty round-yard and a must-see Pirate Ship cubby house and sand-pit complete what will undoubtedly be one of the most impressive offerings to come to the market this year.
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