This unique property is architect designed on 11.72 acres and only 2.5 km from the heart of Strathfieldsaye. It's no surprise that you will feel completely at peace with nature in this light-filled, inspirational, rendered mud brick home. What is surprising is that you are so close to the heart of Strathfieldsaye that you can take for granted all the conveniences and amenities of this popular, thriving satellite suburb of Bendigo.
Can you imagine living in a peaceful, treed setting with native birds and wildlife surrounding you and a home in harmony with its natural surroundings? The kind of home that feels safe and secure from the outside world, where you are in total tranquillity? This was obviously the main focus in the design of this home.
The earthy style is evident throughout with exposed, rendered mud brick walls, pine-lining boards and Oregon beams forming vaulted ceilings, rustic hardwood posts both inside and out, plus painted cedar doors and windows with gothic cast-iron handles and hinges to charm you.
Brightening and offsetting the natural tones are large picture windows, clerestory windows running the full length of the roof and an absolutely delightful stained-glass panel so rainbows of coloured light can dance through your home.
Equally important in the design of this home is a harmonious family life catered for with three good-sized bedrooms, each with built-in-robes and the main with a three-piece ensuite. A separate bathroom and toilet services the other two bedrooms.
A large lounge features a beautiful red brick chimney, free standing wood heater with a firewood hutch, where red gum slabs form a mantelpiece. A second living area has its own free-standing slow combustion stove which offers an ideal cosy temperature throughout those winter cold months. The open plan kitchen includes walk-in pantry, 900mm gas stove with pressed metal splashback, a real country style cast iron sink and a breakfast bar. The dining area features amazing red gum benches.
This timeless country residence has lovely views of a picturesque dam with jetty plus the rose garden. Wide verandahs encompass the home and provide shade for the excellent alfresco entertaining area with a built-in-barbecue.
The whimsical low-maintenance garden has brick paths that head to a water feature, a chook house with automatic closing door, herb and vegetable garden and some fruit trees for the best fresh produce you ever tasted.
Your water needs are met through three large concrete tanks with a combined approximate storage space of 135,000 litres for rain water, as well as a second dam. The property comes with a 3.1 megalitre water licence providing the opportunity to access the Coliban system.
A tandem carport provides two car spaces under the roofline while a 40' x 20' garage /workshop with concrete floor, excellent lighting, power and work benches provides one further undercover parking space.
Ideally situated on a sealed road on the Strathfieldsaye /Emu Creek border, only 2.5 kilometres from highly regarded Strathfieldsaye which has all you could want including supermarkets, bakery, private and public schools, medical practice, chemist, dentist, veterinary clinic, plus an array of speciality shops, great sporting facilities and the ever-popular Braidie's Tavern. If you should want for anything more it's just a short 15-minute trip to Bendigo's CBD, 30 minutes to Castlemaine, and a very easy commute to the Melbourne fringe in around 90 minutes.
- Air Conditioning
- Open Fireplace
- Split-System Air Conditioning
- Split-System Heating
- Outdoor Entertainment Area
- Built-in Wardrobes
- Water Tank