French Flavour in a Superb Garden Setting
Positioned in an exclusive pocket of Warragul, few properties offer the privacy and appeal of this charming French inspired farmhouse.
‘The Croft’ as its name suggests, is a delightful home set on a superb acre allotment of manicured lawns, screening trees, trimmed hedges, exotic and native plantings. Quality and outstanding craftsmanship is undeniable with an interior that evokes elegance and a welcoming sense of home. A flexible floor plan highlights four bedrooms, the fourth bedroom or guest accommodation on the second level, two bathrooms, spacious formal sitting room, Provincial style kitchen/diner, family living area and an oversized double garage with adjoining storeroom plus a workshop/studio. A broad verandah across the rear connects to a large semi enclosed alfresco, a wonderful airy space to entertain in all seasons and enjoy the garden surrounds. There is also a paved terrace for outdoor dining during the warmer months. Additional improvements include a four bay Colorbond shed accessed from a separate driveway. Well tendered lawn and rose beds line the sealed driveway which leads to the turnabout at the front of the residence. An impressive entry hall greets the visitor with polished hardwood floors, lofty ceilings, decorative dado and the timber staircase leading to the upper level. Further along is the kitchen and family living area. This warm and inviting space features crafted timber cabinetry and bench tops, a stunning Leisure gas/electric combination cooker with timber mantle, leadlight overheads, plate racks, small appliance cupboard, step-in pantry and a Dishlex dishwasher. A lovely feature is the sink surrounded by a Caesarstone work surface, set into a box bay window. In addition, a magnificent built-in display unit is perfect to house your china or crystal collection. Double doors from the living/ dining area open to the formal sitting room. Perhaps the most endearing room of the home, this restful abode features decorative cornices, a gorgeous gas log fire and elegantly dressed windows with expansive views of the garden. French doors from here and a single door from the family room access the rear verandah. An additional set of doors lead to the front entry hall. Further along are two of the secondary bedrooms, the laundry with European style appliance storage and a large linen press, a powder room, family bathroom with a shower, spa bath and the main bedroom with an ensuite. All of these bedrooms have generous built-in robes. The spacious main bedroom also features a box bay window with a built-in seat. Superior workmanship continues to impress in the ensuite where a beautiful bespoke timber vanity with a decorative mirror stands pride of place. Angled ceilings and charming dormer windows are found in the second level guest bedroom. Ducted gas heating, split system air conditioners in both living areas and the main bedroom, ducted vacuuming, quality carpets, light fittings and window coverings are additional inclusions. Meticulously landscaped, the gardens are a pleasure to explore with layered borders of colour and texture, specimen trees and areas where standards, trimmed hedging and a water feature create a more formal theme. Centrepiece of the garden is a mature Paulownia or Princess Tree, a splendid specimen tree providing a canopy of shade during the summer and a glorious display of exquisite tubular shaped flowers in spring. Number 11 Kookaburra Court Warragul is outstanding for its sense of serenity and understated elegance.