Utterly enchanting and completely captivating, this beautifully renovated and restored dream property presents five-star boutique country house resort-style living and entertaining on more than 3/4 of an acre. Perched up high on the slopes of beautiful Mount Eliza.
This incredibly restored plantation bungalow was originally built for retirement in 1926 by English rice growers, who replicated their Sri Lankan home on an apple orchard, on the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Barriedale Grove as we know it today was the original driveway to this Estate.
Set amidst glorious formal gardens, with a classic fountain centrepiece, Kirinaran, circa 1926, is a heritage beauty that has undergone several incarnations over the years including an award-winning major restoration and renovation project in 2010, which saw the addition of the double-storey Edwardian-inspired turrets.
Recently unveiled, the landmark home's latest transformation has incorporated a refined and cohesive Hampton's inspired colour palette that elegantly enhances the breathtaking beauty of original features, including intricate plasterwork on soaring ceilings, timber fretwork, and pressed metal dado panels. Tasmanian oak floors flow through sweeping spaces where every room surprises and delights with fixtures such as ornate fireplaces, bay window seats set into the turrets, elaborate chandeliers, and leadlight windows. New installations such as auto blinds, climate-controlled central heating and cooling, video/intercom security, and underfloor heating have enriched the home's contemporary liveability and functionality.
There is a choice of unique indoor and outdoor, formal and informal spaces to entertain including the double-height marble entry hall, the sun-drenched conservatory, the English pub-style bar/rumpus, the north-facing alfresco poolside terrace, the upper-level mezzanine with Juliette balcony at the top of the grand sweeping staircase, the elegant lounge with turret alcove, and various glorious garden and lawn areas.
The heart-warming country-house granite kitchen has the space and amenities for catering on a grand scale with an impressive commercial-sized imported Falcon freestanding range, an induction cooktop, and walk-in pantry. Kirinaran has five unique and luxurious bedrooms, including the palatial master suite, which takes up a substantial portion of the upper level and has its own balcony and bucolic views across the Moorooduc Plains. The dressing room/walk-in-robe, and luxe ensuite are of a scale that needs to be seen to be believed. Another downstairs guest suite also has a grand scale ensuite with its own open fireplace.
Additional features include a grand driveway with automatic gates, Wi-Fi security video/intercom, Solar heated in-ground swimming pool and spa gazebo, separate studio/bungalow, laundry with drying room, walk-in linen storage, and a 'hidden' kitchenette in upper-level mezzanine. There is a four-car garage with workshop, plenty of off-street parking, garden/storage shed and a rainwater tank. New enhancements include wool sisal carpets in all bedrooms, and new lighting. Due Diligence Checklist