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16 Yarra Braes Road, Eltham

March 26th 2015

Bush tranquillity with Urban Convenience

Immersed in breathtaking bushland, this classic Sibbel Eltham South residence is set on approximately 2.5 acres, offering a most peaceful country retreat that belies its wonderfully convenient location.

With leafy views at every turn, accommodation includes a lounge with cosy wood fire, timber kitchen/meals with pool view, and rumpus room zoned to create a practical “kid’s wing”. The master bedroom has its own ensuite, while 3 additional bedrooms (all robed) share the family bathroom with separate WC. A study and laundry complete the picture.

Outside, a stunning in-ground pool/spa is surrounded by native gardens, creating an effortlessly natural appeal. A brick paved entertaining area is spread across 2 levels, and the surrounding landscaping blends seamlessly with the bush beyond. Additional features include exposed beams, vast windows, split system heating/cooling, good storage, shed/workshop, and double carport.

Only a short walk from the Yarra River, this property enjoys easy access to central Eltham, private/public schools, Montsalvat, and 25 minutes from the CBD. Presenting a true lifestyle opportunity, this is a home for all ages to enjoy.

Click for more information about 16 Yarra Braes Road, Eltham

Alternatively, contact Prue Wittison on 0412 166 057 or view Nathan Foley’s Profile .

1 Gillman Street, Malvern East

March 24th 2015

Join Nigel Terace on a tour of the renovated, solid brick Edwardian home at 1 Gillman Street in Malvern East.

Retaining sought-after original detailing throughout, the home boasts a spacious north facing casual living and dining zone, kitchen with high gloss cabinetry and private, timber decked courtyard.

In a well regarded pocket surrounded by quality amenities, Nigel looks forward to meeting you at one of the upcoming open for inspections.

12 Echunga Close, Forest Hill

March 24th 2015

Join Rob Sheahan on a tour of the immaculate, double storey home at 12 Echunga Close in Forest Hill.

In a well regarded pocket within walking distance to schools and shops, the home is spacious and light-filled. With four bedrooms plus study, there is plenty of accommodation for the whole family.

Rob looks forward to meeting you at one of the upcoming open for inspections!

130 Manifold Road, Swan Bay

March 24th 2015

75 acres (approx) and stunning home graced with magical bay views

This exceptional bayside sanctuary has a magical quality that’s good for the soul. Boasting approx. 75 secluded and fertile acres, a breathtaking Swan Bay panorama and a stunning family home, this is an ideal lifestyle choice for those wanting to escape the urban jungle.

The views are an intoxicating backdrop to a privileged coastal-rural life. The panorama across Port Phillip and Swan Bays extends from Mount Martha to Queenscliff. Established shelter belts frame the view whilst ancient gum sculptures create foreground focal points and a niche for wildlife. 

Timeless architecture and interiors disguise the age of the 2-storey family home. The contemporary open feel comes from the clever use of light and space combined with a natural colour scheme and hardwood features. The architecture extracts the best from the breathtaking outlook, framing serene water views in every room.

On ground level, a south facing glass atrium captures the full height of the southern panorama including the mountain backdrop, vivid sky scape and fertile paddocks in front. North and south facing glazing allows vision through the home from the protected north to the picturesque south. Passive solar gain benefits the north facing living zones in winter, and the shady northern pergola guards against the high summer sun.

The central kitchen is the hub of the home and flows seamlessly to formal dining, with wood burner, on to a grand living space with open fire and charming vaulted ceiling. Multiple accesses to outdoor entertaining areas encourage desirable indoor-outdoor living and refreshing cross ventilation. 

Appliances include a 750mm Ilve cooker and new F&P dishwasher. Chefs will love the walk-in larder stocked with organic produce from the garden.

Two bedrooms with robes, a bathroom, attic bedroom and cellar bud off a wide sundrenched hallway in the eastern wing. This wing terminates in a lounge/office with 5th bedroom, giving the design great flexibility when hosting.

Upstairs the scenic master retreat revels in the uninterrupted views. A huge picture window on the landing creates ‘theatre’ of the panorama and provides an ideal spot to watch the abundant birdlife. Self-contained and private, the master bedroom boasts walk-in robe and fresh en suite.
An organic philosophy has directed land management for the past 30 years. This ethos respects the values of the neighbouring Swan Bay Marine Park and RAMSAR protected wetlands and provides safe haven for native fauna. Birdlife is particularly prevalent boasting many migratory species and the endangered White Bellied Sea Eagle.

The land is securely fenced into 7 paddocks suitable for a range of grazing and cropping pursuits. A cattle breeding enterprise and rose growing business have succeeded on the fertile sandy loam and black volcanic soils. Town water and dams drought proof the property and 40,000L rain water tanks supply the home. The extensive vegetable gardens and orchard allow a high-level of organic self-sufficiency.

30 minutes to Geelong, 90 minutes to Melbourne and close to quality schools.

This property offers a captivating location and a lifestyle that’s hard to beat! View without delay!

Click for more information about 130 Manifold Road, Swan Bay

Alternatively, contact James Gladman on 0408 583 633 or Charles Caldwell on 0421 570 248.