This stunning property is destined to be a treasured family asset; a place where people come together in beautiful surroundings to celebrate life.
Located on the Campaspe River on over 27 acres, this French-inspired home and garden is a masterpiece. And like exceptional art, this property continues to throw up new delights, the deeper you look.
What looks like an elegant and substantial home, is in fact two homes: a mirror image on either side of the stone entrance and main foyer. With 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 kitchens (two in the main house) and multiple living zones, the layout offers endless possibilities: multi-generational living; family gatherings where people come together but have their own space; a shared holiday home with friends; even the opportunity to create an income stream.
Quality and attention to detail starts at the entrance: antique French oak doors with Italian-made Pitella handles and reclaimed antique terracotta tiles from Lyon, France. On either side of the central foyer is a large open-plan kitchen and living room. These living spaces are gorgeous, with European oak floorboards, exposed beams, French Cheminee Philippe fireplaces, french doors opening to the front verandah and bi-fold doors (with integrated insect and sunscreens) opening out to the north-facing vine-covered outdoor entertaining area. Both kitchens have French Lacanche Macon ovens, Liebherr integrated fridges, Asko and Miele integrated dishwashers and Perrin & Rowe tapware. Behind each kitchen is a shared walk-in pantry, wine cellar and laundry. The flooring is reclaimed antique French tiles.
At the end of the main living room (on both sides), is a large study which also opens out to the deck. The bedrooms occupy each end of the main house. Both master bedrooms have enormous walk-in robes, luxurious ensuite bathrooms and stunning garden views. The other bedrooms also have robes and garden views. The main bathroom has Belgium tiles, an antique vanity and tap ware from Perrin & Rowe and Brodware. Upstairs, at each end, is another bedroom with adjoining retreat. A double garage occupies each end of the home.
Outside is just as spectacular. A vine-covered arbour provides a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. The Perennial border is pure delight: an explosion of colour and texture, and a contrast to the rolling lawns and garden which go to the river. A sunken fire pit provides another place to enjoy the beauty of this property. There is also an amazing French Parterre vegetable garden, a permaculture food forest, an orchard, and a chicken coop. The solar system is a 5.2kW system with a Fronius inverter. The water tanks are enormous. This is next level sustainable living.
In addition to the main house, there is another gorgeous building with a huge games room, two more bedrooms, another kitchen and bathroom and two enormous workshops/sheds and additional storerooms.
Only 10 minutes from Woodend’s shops and schools (with a bus stop out the front), 10 minutes to the V/Line train station, and less than an hour to Melbourne CBD by road, this property cannot be surpassed. It is truly unique; lovingly created by a renowned designer and co-authors of a book celebrating the hill station gardens of Mount Macedon. This is one not to be missed.
Proudly marketed by the team at Macedon Ranges Sotheby's International Realty.