hills haven with room to breathe
SURROUNDED by the wonders of nature, this charming, colonialstyle homestead is a truly remarkable rural delight. Set on manageable, yet significant, land of about 14ha, ‘‘Oak Park’’ is on the fringe of Meadows.
The home was designed and built in the late 1980s and has been well kept by the current owners, who only are selling now as they plan to retire.
The home is about 510sq m and boasts 11 main rooms, giving the new owners plenty of space and entertaining options.
Agent Peter O’Neil says the home is ‘‘absolutely beautiful’’.
As you walk in the front door, the living area greets you on the left while the master bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe is on the right.
At the rear of the house is the spacious open-plan timber kitchen, sunken family room and games room.
Mr O’Neil describes this area as a ‘‘central homely hub’’.
‘‘The hub of the home would be the downstairs kitchen, dining and family room, which is adjacent to the formal lounge and separate formal dining, so it all works around the kitchen,’’ he says.
The dining room is conveniently accessed from the kitchen and living area and will be a joy in which to entertain your family and guests.
Upstairs there is a large gallery, a studio of good size and a balcony.
‘‘You can imagine entertaining your guests here as you take in the panoramic country views,’’ Mr O’Neil says.
Three bedrooms also are on the second floor, all with walk-in wardrobes. The property, which is well suited for farming, has a large 18m x 12m barn with mezzanine, concrete floor, power and plumbing, and a 113,562 litre underground watertank. A windmill that pumps bore water also is a feature.
For those with an interest in cars, boats or caravans the 12-car garage is sure to impress.
The property is 3km from Meadows and only minutes to Mt Barker and Strathalbyn.
‘‘It has it all,’’ Mr O’Neil says. ‘‘Some of the homes in the Adelaide Hills have good land and a poor house or a good house and poor land, but this has it all.’’
Other features include a lockable, underground cellar, separate office, large walkthrough pantry, underfloor heating, ducted vacuuming and a security system.