IDYLLIC LIFESTYLE PROPERTY WITH SHOWPIECE GARDEN
Tucked into the lush Gippsland landscape, approximately five minutes’ drive from Warragul, this peaceful 10 acre retreat offers a lifestyle of peace and privacy.
The updated 1950s residence is light and inviting, modernised for today’s lifestyle yet retaining many of the original character features, including timber floors, high ceilings and decorative stepped cornices.
Large windows throughout the home frame the glorious views of the rolling landscape with the backdrop of the Strzelecki Ranges.
Three bedrooms, the main bedroom with an ensuite, living room, kitchen/diner, sunroom and a home office are featured in the layout.
Additional improvements include a double carport with direct access to the residence, adjoining garage and studio, a rustic outdoor alfresco area with a wood heater, 130,000 litre water storage and a 12m x 6m Colorbond shed with a three metre awning, concrete floor and power.
The property is home to renowned horticulturist and landscape designer, Prue Metcalfe and her family.
Prue’s garden design philosophy is one of harmony and balance, together with functionality and a sense of tranquillity.
This philosophy is carried through to the charming country style garden which envelops the residence.
Mature trees and clipped box hedging line the circular driveway which leads to the front of the residence, an established screen of pittosporums along the north side form a buffer against cool winds.
Garden rooms of colour and texture have been created at the rear of the property.
A meandering gravel path winds its way past a variety of indigenous species including waratahs and banksias, a dry river bed, layered plantings of succulents, lilies and hellebores framed by ornamental pear trees and white crepe myrtle.
Rolling green lawn connects the garden with the surrounding pastoral setting as well as providing a cleared area for children to play.
Entry to the home is directly into the living room, a light and relaxed room with a large window overlooking the calming easterly aspect.
A solid fuel heater set into the original fireplace is a welcome feature during the cooler days whilst a ceiling fan assists with air flow.
Bevelled glass sliding doors lead to the kitchen/diner.
Tasmanian oak cabinetry creates a country style kitchen teamed with gas hot plates, an electric wall oven and a dishwasher.
From the kitchen a hall connects the three bedrooms with built-in robes, family bathroom, separate toilet and a walk-in storage cupboard.
At the rear of the layout is the light and airy sunroom, home office and the laundry.
Ducted gas heating, a heat transfer system from the solid fuel heater to the bedrooms, double glazed windows, ceiling fans in two of the bedrooms and new carpet in the sunroom are further features.
An enclosed veggie garden, hen house, assorted fruit trees and berries will stock the home larder.
Younger family members will love the tree house, cubby and the sand pit.
The acreage is fenced into three paddocks with water troughs and good shelter for stock. This idyllic lifestyle could be yours. For all enquiries contact the marketing agent, First National Real Estate Warragul on 5623 1222, Stuart Brock 0407 610 700 or Carmen Christie 0402 042 120. Number 35 Pratts Road, Warragul South is offered for sale for $879,000.