Exceptional Wattle Ponds Home and Acreage
Imagine owning your own 7.36-acre (2.98ha) slice of national park, with eucalypts soaring above a meandering stream, gentle hills covered in native flora, and wide green expanses of lawn. This is not a pipedream, but a unique and beautiful property only minutes from town that has just come onto the market.
Set in park-like grounds is a spacious, double brick residence designed to make the most of the site. Its orientation slightly east of north means that it captures all the winter sunshine, while avoiding most of the summer sun. During winter, underfloor heating in the kitchen, family room, sitting room, laundry and main bathroom provides enough warmth that no other form of heating is needed. Before retiring recently, the vendors operated a successful refrigeration and air conditioning business so it is no surprise to note the inclusion of top quality cassette air conditioning.
Overlooking the home’s expansive family and dining room is a superb, award-winning kitchen with magnificent solid Southern Myrtle joinery, Caesarstone benchtops, and induction cooktop. The clever design incorporates a commercial stainless steel food preparation area, great storage, and a mobile kitchen island that can be tucked away under a benchtop when extra floor space is required.
At the same time the kitchen was crafted, the vendors commissioned bespoke items of furniture using the same Southern Myrtle timber, such as an impressive built-in wall unit in the living and sitting rooms. Elsewhere, solid Western Red Cedar doors and window frames create the sense that this is a home built to last.
Storage and space are important aspects of any family home, and this property has an abundance of both. The four double bedrooms and study all have built-in wardrobes, and the vast main bedroom, which opens directly onto a paved entertaining terrace, features an entire wall of mirrored robes. There are two bathrooms plus an additional WC, including the main bedroom’s large ensuite with spa bath.
For many years the vendors ran their business from home; the office was housed in a large room, situated at the far end of the house, with external access. This remains an ideal space from which to operate a business, but would also convert easily to a teenage retreat. A large (18m x 6m), paved carport adjacent to the office provides undercover parking for at least six vehicles.
Surrounding the home, there are further structures for additional undercover parking space with ample room for a caravan or motor home. A site shed with toilet and shower could be converted to a granny flat or teenage retreat. For the creatively-minded, a huge (12m x 6m) workshop allows room for the most imaginative of projects.
On the far side of the house is an enormous (18m x 9m) machinery shed. One-third of this building is enclosed, creating a wonderful, quirky space with a bar and pool table. To one side, a couple of steps lead up into a charming old caravan.
Remarkably, none of these external structures detracts from the ambiance of the property. The landscaping has been beautifully designed to provide separate garden ‘rooms’. Leafy covered walkways lead to secluded recreation zones and little ‘secret’ spaces for children to discover. French doors in the family room open onto a tiled patio, which leads to an immaculately maintained lawn. One of the vendors is a qualified horticulturalist, which explains the wonderfully cohesive mix of native and exotic plants and trees. Raised garden beds filled with perennials add a splash of colour, and neatly clipped buxus hedges provide structure.
These words and photographs provide merely a glimpse of this astonishing property. To properly appreciate how special it really is, don’t delay in contacting one of our team. We would be delighted to arrange a closer look.
• Established family home in park-like setting
• Secluded 7.36-acre (2.98ha) property, close to town
• 4 bedrooms plus study, all with BIR
• 2 bathrooms + 1 WC
• Award-winning designer kitchen
• Space for operating small business
• Undercover parking for numerous vehicles, including caravans or motor home
• Magnificent grounds, with stream running through property
• Underground water storage (37,000 litres)
• 12m x 6m workshop
• 18 x 9m machinery shed