This charming well-appointed, generous property offers a serene blend of country lifestyle with modern comfort. Creatively pursue its farm gate locavore market traditions or enjoy new horse and garden dreams on well-contoured and maintained land. Explore this world-famous wine, fruit and horse region and follow the nearby Warburton Trail close to nature.
First, step inside the spacious front hall beside a grand reception room which welcomes you with its wood-burning fireplace and high ceilings, then explore the living zones that follow, each with impressive comfortable proportions and northern mountain views. A music room/sitting room and casual meals area complement a generous family room whose wood-burning heater and brick chimney warm this home's heart. Beautiful pink Indian slate flooring runs throughout, surprisingly easy care.
The classic kitchen makes entertaining easy, with its central open plan location, walk-in pantry, large utility/mud room and luxury all electric S/S ZUG appliances.
Five generous bedrooms featuring built-in storage include a deluxe master suite with fitted robes/dressing room. The ensuite provides a soothing ambience with outdoor views. A fully integrated well-equipped studio with private entrance if wished, flows out to the secluded back of the hill-top landscape.
This large well-sited house offers a one-level footprint delivering multiple ways to use its flexible floor plan including work from home and multigenerational living options, expanding generously to accommodate many or comfortably catering for as few as two.
Excellent storage includes linen closets and a walk-in utility boxroom/study nook, with option for temperate wine storage.
The brick house, solidly built, well-insulated and maintained, has steel-guttering mesh, Crimsafe screens and paved surrounds. Well-engineered retaining walls at the rear provide excellent raised vegie/herb beds, and a well-stocked woodshed lies further back.
Clearly visible from Warburton Highway the farm gate shop incorporates cool room, workshop and packing facilities. Open air parking bays or menage options lie away from the house adjacent to secure shedding/water tank and hydroponic infrastructure. By the house the secure garage and brick carport offer covered five car/workshop/entertaining facilities. Efficient heating/cooling in the house utilising both installed/free-standing equipment, 3-phase power/generator support, top quality new appliances, LED lighting and a capacious heat-pump HWS ensure a comfortable efficient lifestyle.
Walk to local shops and primary school or travel from the farm gate bus stop to Lilydale railhead and local secondary schools. An easy commute to Melbourne's eastern suburbs/CBD and one hour approx. to Tullamarine airport.
Please note the property entrance is off Bailey Grove.
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