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.
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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.