Five minutes from great coffee at Baringo Food & Wine Co. and with the Mount forming a postcard backdrop, Rangeview Homestead is a fine place to call home.

It perches on about 4.45 hectares, with a long driveway edged with dense plantings continuing on to the farm stuff right down the back.

 

52 Payne Road, New Gisborne, 3438

 

But first, the completely revamped house. Entry is under the wraparound verandah to a wide entryway, to the right of which is an open study, with a carpeted open lounge room opposite. The carpeted living and dining area is a lovely space, with banks of elegantly dressed windows admitting northerly light and capturing pretty foreground garden views while the Mount presides over the background.

Up one end, a great brick fireplace with wood nook is magical on a winter night, while a split-system takes care of summers with fingertip convenience.

At the other end, the kitchen has a wraparound window, behind the sink, that offers vistas uplifting to the soul.

Designed to delight any cook, the kitchen has stylish soft-close cabinetry with loads of drawers, timber benches including a brekkie bar under white pendants, white subway splashback tiles, filtered tap water, 900mm cooker and concealed dishwasher.

There’s a bedroom, or playroom, off the dining zone, while the remaining three bedrooms are along a hallway shared with the laundry and the main bathroom.

The latter, behind an opaque glass door, has a clawfoot tub and a bowl-basin on the cleverly retained original vanity, now topped with rich timber.

The main bedroom – with a door to the rear verandah – has confident hints of the pre-revamp “before” adding much character, such as an archway ushering in the en suite basin room with its original vanity. The shower room with toilet adjoins.

Outdoors, amid the peace, there are multiple and various-sized sheds with concrete and power, fenced paddocks and shelters, garden and chook shed/greenhouse.

It’s hard to credit that this attractive slice of rural family life, secreted away in a shelter of trees, is just five minutes from the primary school and train station. But it is …

 

52 Payne Road, New Gisborne, 3438 (Photo supplied)

52 Payne Road, New Gisborne, 3438 (Photo supplied)

52 Payne Road, New Gisborne, 3438 (Photo supplied)

52 Payne Road, New Gisborne, 3438 (Photo supplied)