When this owner-designed house was built in the mid-1980s, it was with an extraordinary attention to detail, a European sensibility and unstinting use of “the best of the best” materials. It’s a place that will probably remain solid for the next 100 years and beyond.

As a creation of its era, there’s plenty of slate and exposed brickwork, as well as Italian tiling and beautiful wood in the form of jarrah, mahogany, cedar and New Guinea rosewood.

 

Axminster carpet puts in an appearance, as do ornate cornicing, ceiling roses and glass chandeliers.

Preceding the “true” front door, there’s a big, slate-floored room with fly-wired arched windows – an ideal summer room to link with the velvet lawn and gardens out front.

Double doors to the right of a large foyer open to a big lounge room, with a second set of double doors to a dining room. This connects with the kitchen, which has a long, deep jarrah bench serving the massive adjoining family/games room (with wood heater), while rosewood cabinetry and walk-in pantry deliver plenty of storage, and all mod-cons are accounted for.

Ranged around a study/sitting room are three fitted bedrooms, including the main which has a large walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with spa. The gleaming main bathroom is also along here. Another privately zoned bedroom, ideal for guests, has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite.

Off the games room, there’s a giant alfresco area under gabled roof and shade sails, closed at one end by a high stone wall. Tropical plants put on a dazzling show amid baby tears ground cover, and water cascades down into a pond.

The block of about 6070 square metres has an olive grove, fig orchard and every kind of citrus fruit – watered from a gravity fed reticulated system and delivering a harvest valued at a minimum of $8000 p.a.

Other attractions include electric shutters, alarm, ducted heating, workshop and shed, 90,000 litres of tank water, solar system, a seasonal dam and double garage.

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)

1/7 Djerriwarrh Court, Melton, 3337 (Photo supplied)