SPLENDID ISOLATION ON 17.5 ACRES IN CENTRAL EMERALD
Set within a mature garden of all-season colour, a hedge of camellias secludes this grand cherished family estate where Burnham Beeches meets Merchant Builder and the Arts and Crafts movement. An elevated, north facing perch provides views from almost every window across the rolling hills and fern gullies that define the area. An exquisite setting in 1965 for the original owners to build, this solid blue Clinker brick became their forever home.
Kaye Charles Real Estate is proud to offer for sale for the first time, Laurel Lane Estate.
The immediate acre surrounding the home was cultivated into an award-winning garden in the style of Edna Walling and is replete with heated in-ground swimming pool, wishing well, swinging love seat and bbq area beneath the cedars.
The landscaped surrounds won Garden of the Year 1992 in Home Beautiful magazine:
“planted by the owners...several different ‘environments’…Towering conifers include the Indian cedar and the Atlas blue cedar. A huge white weeping cherry and many other mature trees create a canopy sheltering the shrubberies and flower beds. On many paths, it is possible to look up at the multi-trunked and contorted branches of the trees which time and wind have fashioned into remarkable shapes.”
Off the bitumen road and down the sweeping in/out driveway to the front portico, you will begin the journey through the interior. Dedication to high-quality materials and workmanship is evident in the handcrafted kitchen cabinetry made out of the Tasmanian Myrtle, the exquisite parquetry on the ground floor and the wood-panelling that runs through the stairwell, hallway, landing and master bedroom. Heating includes a gas heater and a large in-wall wood-fired heater.
The magnificent dining room boasts full-length windows with an adjacent balcony which overlooks the pool and views beyond.
Split over three levels you will find 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a study with colonial-style seated bay window. The 4th bedroom on the lower level could also provide a work from home space having its own patio doors to the side garden and access to the laundry with shower room and separate WC.
This home is filled with original features waiting to be sympathetically brought up to date with contemporary styling. The clever original design of the house allowed for a 4th-floor extension and plans are currently at council to add a master and en-suite (drawings available on request). Subject to council approval, new owners can take full advantage and literally take this property to the next level.
At the end of Laurel Lane, a separate gated entrance opens to the large paddock that runs down to a fern gully and creek. A truly fantastic parcel of equine or agricultural land, while a roadside shed covered romantically in ivy is the gateway to a pony paddock (with stable and shed) that runs down the west of the property
If space and privacy are your new top priorities this is the property to view.
Please contact Sue Colic on 0421 772 610 or Katie Woods on 0428 744 498 to arrange the grand tour.