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Living Areas Long & very wide tiled gallery style entry with glass wall facing north - Roomy formal lounge - Spacious formal dining - Superb kitchen with family dining - Huge tiled rumpus
Outdoor Living Large covered verandah with outdoor carpet extends around to a long paved sun terrace plus a tank top rotunda on the front lawn
Bedrooms 4 bedrooms - Huge main bedroom with built-in robe, ensuite & private sitting area plus 3 more bedrooms with built-in robes
Bathrooms Perfectly designed 3-way style main bathroom with double vanity & separate toilet, roomy ensuite plus 3rd shower & toilet in double garage
Heating / Cooling   Slow combustion wood fire in kitchen & family dining area plus open fire in lounge & double ceiling insulation
Pool / Spa Multi person spa on verandah IS NOT included in the sale
Car Accommodation   Big matching double garage with attached carport & extra separate carport
Land size & grounds   Fully fenced 8,094 square metre of level red soil land with some avocados & superb secluded gardens full of eye catching colour

An extra quiet country street with acreage properties on both sides provides the perfect setting for this wonderfully private high quality home. The home is accessed via a long driveway leading up the southern boundary and is surrounded on all sides by dense rainforest and mature ornamental trees. We know that the home was constructed by the best brick layer on the Mountain, (who also happens to be the owner’s son), but we are wondering if the architect is also part of the family, as this is by far the best practical living design we have ever seen from an architect! There is nothing showy or ostentatious here, just superb styling with great attention to all those little details that any homemaker could possibly desire. There can be little doubt that the architect was guided by local knowledge about our climate and designed around the need for cool in summer and warm in winter but none of those most wanted features such as a broom cupboard were omitted either.

It is not easy to describe this home and do it justice! While the tiled gallery style entry hall running along the northern side with its wall of glass is a simple masterpiece, it has been so perfectly integrated with the kitchen and family dining at the opposite end to form a unified space that looks out over the paved terrace and into a beautiful Japanese garden from every angle. The winter morning sun shines through the glass onto the tiled floor to provide both natural heating and wonderful natural light for the kitchen while giving this area an almost outdoor feeling. The plan was obviously to open up the glass in summer when the sun does not hit the tiles and just let the natural breeze waft in to keep the whole area cool and allow the sweet garden scents to enter. This is good thinking architecture at its best!

And let me dwell on this kitchen a little. This large Tasmanian Oak kitchen has a touch of of the French Provincial with a wide brick arch hiding the exhaust system extending over the cooking area and its adjacent bench top. There is oodles of storage including the wide double door pantry and tons of work space that spreads out to become a real breakfast bar plus full double sink and dishwasher too. The slow combustion fire is snuggled into a corner at an angle to ensure the warmth on a chilly winter night envelops both the kitchen and roomy family dining area as well as the gallery itself.

The lounge room with wide brick archway to the gallery has that special warm and cosy feeling of an old fashioned parlour as it focuses on the open fire with floor length windows on either side. Another wide brick archway opens through from the lounge to the formal dining with its diagonal timber wall forming a backdrop to that formal dinner. This dining room can easily handle a table for 8 plus a sideboard and has a double door servery window through to the kitchen. It also has a floor length picture window looking out into the front garden.

Family living will naturally revolve around the large tiled rumpus / billiard room with its built-in wet bar. This room opens out directly onto the extra wide covered rear verandah. There is space in here for as much play as you want, including a huge flat screen T.V., if that is your style. On a warmer day, just open the ranch sliders wide and let the cool air flow in from the garden while you move between the easy chairs on the verandah and the bar for cooling refreshments!

The master suite with its raked ceiling and bay window is another masterpiece of the architect’s inspiration. It is ever so large and flooded with natural light while having that perfect feeling of a serene retreat away from the rest of the home. A lounge chair beneath the bay window beckons you to sit back with a good book and forget the world beyond this quiet private place. There is space for everything you could want in this room plus the the usual requirements of an ensuite bathroom and a large wardrobe. And speaking of bathrooms, the main bathroom is also the perfect design for a family or a household of visitors. The double vanity is located in its own little hallway with the tub and shower doorway to the right and the separate toilet to the left. If there are too many folk around waiting for this bathroom, just send the overflow out to the garage where the 3rd shower and toilet can be found.

The photos shown here were taken on one of our recent damp, cloudy days and hardly seem to do justice to the gardens and outdoor living. Two sides of the home wrap around the hidden Japanese garden that is just so beautiful and colourful with its little arched bridge leading from the corner where the covered verandah and the paved sun terrace meet. There is a railed timber deck with room for a park bench going out from the sun terrace right into the flowers. It looks just so inviting and would be the perfect place to sit at dusk and drink in the perfumes coming from the garden. Ensure you plant freesias, night scented stocks and wallflowers for an almost year round array of scents that will be quite intoxicating.

I could write pages about this home, but I will stop now and invite you to come to see why it has inspired and delighted me in every way!

Elegant, Comfortable & Totally Practical Living ... $785,000

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