Designed by local outfit Etha Architecture, this residence of about 100 squares under a spectacular roofline – formed to echo the peaks and valleys of surrounding countryside – is a showcase of lavish proportions and high-end appointments.

Elements such as banks of argon-gas double-glazed glass, porcelain floor tiles, plush wool carpet, high-set opaque-glass doors all through and varying ceiling heights emphasise the pure class to be found at a property known as Anbastian Park.


917 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bullengarook, 3437


Its mix of cleared and native woodland on about 18.21 hectares with multiple electric-fenced paddocks can be made perfect for horses – especially when two massive sheds (mezzanines, three-phase power, fitted office) would readily adapt to a stables complex. Two dams and 320,000 litres of tank water are support acts.

Entry, under a porte-cochere, is to a wide transverse hallway. Directly ahead, glass doors reveal the indoor 18×10-metre solar-heated salt pool with coloured night-lighting. A change room and bathroom are included.

The western wing, with access to the triple garage, contains an awesome theatre room with burgundy and charcoal wall paint, cinema-style carpet, raised seating platforms and all the equipment – BYO popcorn and choc-top.

The gigantic living hub is at the centre. Raked ceilings soar to at least six metres and glass galore admits northerly light. The kitchen, with endless storage, has a large butler’s pantry, a Caesarstone island bench, a dishwasher and a 900mm cooker with induction cooktop.

The eastern wing, with a wide sensor-lit hallway, includes an open study, a powder room, dream laundry with bountiful storage and the main bathroom with spa and dual basins, as well the three elegant bedrooms – two with fitted walk-in robes.

The main bedroom, of grand proportions like every room, has french doors to a glass-rimmed balcony, a dressing room with top-notch joinery and an en suite with dual-basin Caesarstone vanity.

The undercover alfresco area takes in hilly vistas and forest, from which koalas, wombats, deer and ’roos are regular visitors – and the only sound is birdsong and rustling trees. Firewood for the two wood heaters is abundant.

Zoned ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, security cameras, a sound system linking capacity with smartphone/tablet and a storage room with mezzanine are of note, as are drawn-up plans for an upper-storey extension.


917 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bullengarook, 3437 (Photo supplied)

917 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bullengarook, 3437 (Photo supplied)

917 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bullengarook, 3437 (Photo supplied)

917 Bacchus Marsh Road, Bullengarook, 3437 (Photo supplied)