For Sale by Expressions of Interest closing Thursday the 2nd December
Located just 40 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD with a history dating back more than a century, 'Mountain View' is a beautiful estate covering a tranquil 8 ½ acres of fertile and useable land with sweeping panoramic views of the Dandenong Ranges, exquisite gardens, horse facilities, tennis court, solar-heated pool and a sympathetically updated and extended original home.
One of the first properties to be settled in the area and revealed at the end of a long tree-lined driveway, the endearing four-bedroom, three-bathroom home has been reinstated with integrity. Entry into the home commences in the architect-designed extension, where engineered Oak flooring and a large open fireplace creates a welcoming hub capable of grand scale entertaining, with an adjoining courtyard and a large Spotted Gum timber deck, offering two separate zones for outdoor dining.
The country-style kitchen is appointed with granite benchtops, a butler’s pantry, Rosieres double oven and cooktop. Enjoying leafy garden views, the kitchen seamlessly connects to a casual meals zone and sitting room with Cheminees Philippe fireplace that is filled with original character features that include soaring 10ft ceilings with ornate ceiling roses and large sash windows.
4 bedrooms, three of which enjoy access to ensuite bathrooms, include the exceptional Master bedroom which boasts generous proportions, a large walk-in robe and luxe ensuite with a double vanity, oversized shower and bath tub.
Botanic Park like gardens surround the home with a history all of their own, while an olive grove and orchard add to the property's self-sufficiency. Additional highlights of the property include a home office with mountain views, ducted heating, ducted air-conditioning, mains water with additional 46,000 litre water tanks, paddocks with reticulated water troughs, ménage, stables, double carport and double garage.
The property offers unparalleled peace, tranquility and seclusion – a true rural retreat – situated in a tightly-held dress circle location close to quality schools and shopping precincts, easy access to major freeways and only moments from all that the Yarra Valley region has to offer from world class golf courses to vineyards and restaurants.
An offering such as this rarely becomes available and is one that could easily become a home for generations to come.