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October 30th 2014
This is the beach house that dreams are made of, just meters from the front beach and shopping strip in coveted Old Lonsdale. Here, luxurious form melds perfectly with function, creating an easy-flowing Entertainers’ haven. This 6 bed, 3 bath architect-designed residence, with 2 living zones and swim-spa, is designed to impress.
A striking facade combines cedar, render, bluestone stacked stone and Alucobond cladding, creating clean modern lines. Interiors blend warm blackbutt timber flooring, cedar linings, doors and windows with a modern white and black colour scheme. Expansive double-glazed windows and doors, high ceilings, wide halls and generous proportions create a sense of light and space.
Enter the home through wide double doors, to a causal living area with kitchenette. This room doubles as a rumpus, or when the wide bank of stackers are opened to the expansive front deck with swim-spa, this space is transformed to a breezy, indoor-outdoor entertaining zone. The well supplied kitchenette has a wine fridge, Fisher & Paykel dish-drawer, plenty of storage and sink.
Down a wide hall, 2 spacious kid’s bedrooms flank a larger bedroom that would be suitable as a teen retreat or guest room. All 5 minor bedrooms, upstairs and down, are generously proportioned, have built-in robes, carpeting, and automatic lighting and blinds. The luxurious downstairs bathroom has a deep soaker tub, walk-in shower with rain showerhead and back-to wall toilet.
Take the cantilevered blackbutt staircase up to the dramatic gallery-style lounge, dining and kitchen. Walled on one side with glass, this minimalist space is airy and light. Carpeting delineates lounge, and a gas-pebble fire with floating Caesarstone hearth is a striking focal point. Three mod pendants float above the dining area; and a pared-back lighting instillation drops from cedar lining, drawing the eye to the streamlined Entertainer’s kitchen. Sleek black and white cabinetry and glass splashback act as backdrop for the sculptural Caesarstone island bench with vast bar and stylish under-mount sink. This space is the perfect backdrop for entertaining!
A Butler’s pantry provides plenty of extra storage and space for food preparation. A self-cleaning under-bench oven, induction cooktop, concealed range hood, dual Fisher & Paykel dish-drawers, wine fridge and instant hot/cold sparkling water tap ensures that preparing everything from family dinners to New Year’s celebrations, is a breeze.
The wide hall leads to a convenient powder room, with sensor lighting, two further bedrooms and the impressive master bedroom. This suite has a wall of glass running its length, linking bedroom to dressing room and en suite. Privacy blinds drop at the touch of a finger and the room has wireless HiFi audio; this is a place for long, lazy lie-ins. The impressive walk-through dressing room boasts extensive his and hers built-in storage. The dramatic en suite features a cedar-lined ceiling and black and white colour scheme. A wide walk-in shower with dual rain showerheads and mixers and floating vanity beneath a large mirror, create a sense of spaciousness.
Teched-out, this home is wired for lighting, sound, heating & cooling, security, and privacy; and the user-friendly interfaces are controlled easily by the touch of a finger. The Clipsal CBus Automation System takes care of security features including the automatic Roller gate, keyless entry front door, Clipsal Home Safe Alarm and CCTV. Also integrated to this system are the ducted Daikin RC-AC, Jet Master gas pebble fire, LED lighting, automatic blinds, Hurlcon Viron P600 pool pump and gas pool heater. Audio needs are catered for by a wireless HiFi Sonos system integrated throughout the main living zones, deck and master bedroom. Entertainment is supplied by Samsung TV system to lounge, master bed and living. Audio and visual gadgetry is controlled simply via smartphones and tablets.
Outside, the sun-soaked front deck is ideal for pool-side entertaining. The merbau timber deck flows to the in-ground swim spa. Bluestone seating edges the space, with a fully landscaped garden creating the backdrop. To the rear, the child-friendly garden features an in-ground tramp. The outdoor shower is a necessity after a day spent at the beach! The water tank keeps the hardy, low-maintenance garden looking fresh. The exposed aggregate driveway leads to the concealed carport. Avid sportsmen will appreciate the space to park the boat and other water toys!
Boasting a hot location and luxurious finishes, this impressive beach pad is a must-see. Arrange an inspection today.
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October 28th 2014
Enjoying a large picturesque allotment with north/south orientation that creates wonderful light and warmth all around, this character-filled home is perfectly placed for relaxed family life. On over an acre of near-level land, this property consists of two lots of approximately 1,326 sq m and 2,850 sq m offering plenty of options for the future (STCA).
Featuring a wide wraparound veranda, leadlight entrance, and wide hallway, the welcoming interior comprises a spacious lounge with open fireplace, formal dining, open kitchen/meals/family room, wonderful upstairs retreat, 4 bedrooms (master with spa ensuite), spacious family bathroom, and outstanding laundry. The timber kitchen enjoys stainless steel appliances and views to the perfectly level rear garden with paved BBQ zone and vast lawn that is an absolute standout for families. Additional features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, air conditioner, monitored security alarm, 2 garden sheds, double carport, and ample parking for boat/van trailer and more.
This tranquil country-style retreat has easy access to Eltham North Primary School and Eltham North Pre-School with shops, schools, bus, train, and parklands close to hand. Inspection will delight!
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October 26th 2014
There is no wondering why this sumptuous residence bucks convention and reserves its lower level for luxuriously appointed sleeping quarters. Though beautiful bay views are available from downstairs, it is the upper level that grants undisputed proof of accuracy for the name of this street.
Uninterrupted panoramic vistas across Port Phillip Bay to the You Yang mountains and the metropolitan night-scape are absolutely breathtaking! From your lofty vantage point above the treetops, see ships and yachts sail past whist you spend lazy days lounging on a balcony that represents the pinnacle of outdoor living.
Alternatively, catch the gentle sea breeze in the study or vast open plan family room, never tiring of the sensational scenery of this optimal northerly aspect. Daydream at the dining table, watching skies occasionally dotted with distant planes on course to unknown destinations.
Even cooks will enjoy their daily toil all the more with another fine expanse of horizon at the kitchen window. Here you can also keep an eye on kids playing in a backyard below that is filled with a feast to harvest, from fruit trees to herbs and vegetables.
This surprising space grows olives, peaches apricots, nectarines, lemon, lime, chilli, garlic, strawberries, pumpkin, sage, basil, mint and more! Tiered and beautifully landscaped both front and rear, leaving no lawns to mow, the new residents can simply relax and reap the rewards of this deliciously productive garden. Thoughtfully, a tank supplies rainwater to the thriving bounty, as well as to the laundry and toilets.
Opulently appointed throughout, inclusions encompass stainless steel Bosch appliances, bamboo flooring plus copious cabinetry such as pot-drawers and twin pull-out pantries. A large storeroom lined with shelving, under-stair storage and direct access to a garage that has an automated timber panel lift door add the lengthy list of features. Walk-in showers to both the en suite and bathroom plus reverse cycle heating and cooling are also found here.
Walking distance to supermarkets, school, restaurants, golf course and ample local amenities makes the quick 21 kilometre trip into Geelong almost obsolete. An abundance of Bellarine beaches, wineries, cafes and so much more simply equates to a decadently restful existence at this exceptional address.
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October 23rd 2014
Upon arrival at this character-filled luxury home set upon approximately 2.5 acres of established park-like gardens, you will feel your search for something special is fulfilled. Offering the ultimate in privacy, yet less than one hour to Melbourne CBD, is this distinctive, multi-level, beautifully presented home.
The open plan living and dining area is architecturally designed with vaulted ceilings to capitalize on the abundant sunlight through charming dormer windows and features built in wood heater, windows seats and Jotul heater. The French provincial kitchen with large wooden island bench, AGA/Falcon duel fuel double oven cooker and ceramic double sinks will inspire entertaining. The covered deck and spa area simply add to the enjoyment of this luxurious home.
Featuring 4 generous bedrooms, including main bedroom with full ensuite spa overlooking accessible private terrace and gardens. The large study/4th bedroom with balcony and additional sitting room with decorative fireplace and balcony, plus loft with dormer windows accentuate the spacious layout.
Outside, the garden is stylishly accented in the generous parking area with double garage and double carport. For the little ones in your life, there is a charming cubby house and sandpit area easily supervised from most aspects of the home. An additional lower lawn area adds to the feeling of space and seclusion.
Every aspect of this home reflects quality and character throughout. Private inspection will impress the most discerning buyers.
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