hills haven with room to breathe

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Real Estate - words Han­nah Sil­ver­man photography David Cronin

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.

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