This Wonga Park lifestyle property is a special place to call home

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

Set high on a clearing surrounded by trees, this house has the looks of a classic homestead.

It is long and wide, embraces the outdoors with gusto, and enhances the indoors with stylish, sensible comforts.

Fast facts: 8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115

  • Jellis Craig: 9908 5700
  • Price: $4.5 million – $5 million
  • Expressions of interest: Close June 8 at 6pm
  • Single-storey
  • Brick-veneer house on four hectares
  • Full-height glass walls
  • Four bedrooms in main house
  • All with en suites
  • Two bedrooms in studio apartment
  • Open-plan living areas
  • Study
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Video intercom
  • CCTV
  • Ducted heating
  • Refrigerated cooling
  • Ducted vacuum
  • Salt-chlorinated, solar-heated pool
  • 2500 square-metre shed
  • Stables
  • Horse menage
  • Garaging for 16 cars
  • Close to schools, shops, train and EastLink

 

Find out more about this property and others in Wonga Park here.

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

To start, all the bedrooms are big enough for double beds. Each has its own en suite – tiled floor to ceiling in latte tones to offset two white vessel handbasins on timber vanities. And each has a private courtyard or deck, linking it to the great outdoors. Three of the four bedrooms in the main house have walk-in wardrobes.

The two bedrooms in a studio apartment above the garage are not similarly fitted but are compensated by a big balcony overlooking the canopy of trees stretching all the way to the horizon.

Much of the outdoor space on this four-hectare property is natural bushland. The tree line is kept a safe distance from habitation but it is never out of view. Picture windows and full-height glass walls ensure there are no obstructions to the outdoor visuals.

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

A long, concrete driveway curves up to the house. From the driveway, a deep porch with square-cut timber columns leads to a frosted-glass front door paired with matching sidelights.

The entry, which has a panel of tall, fixed windows taking in the sights of a courtyard garden, turns left into a wide hallway with ironbark flooring and a dry-stone wall. This design feature shows off the beauty of stone unfettered by mortar, and is repeated in several rooms and covers square columns on two patios.

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

The warmth of wood, the strength of stone and the lightness of glass give this house its distinctive character.

There are two wings: a west wing of four bedrooms sharing a family retreat and an east wing with laundry, games room with a wet bar, and TV room.

The hub is an open-plan kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops, Smeg appliances, a coffee machine and HydroTap water, a meals area and a family room.

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

It extends to a covered patio with built-in barbecue and cooking facilities. From this patio, a deck wraps around an in-ground swimming pool with stone-paved surrounds.

This house is on the market for the first time in about 21 years, the vendor says.

It was renovated with a careful eye for detail about eight years ago, with only small changes to its original footprint.

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

Being home to a family with interests in horses and cars, this property has “stables” for both. The horse quarters come with a vast menage.

The car spaces provide under-cover parking for up to 16 cars.

A large workshop/storage room is part of the garage complex, which hous the upstairs, two-bedroom studio flat upstairs.

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

8 Valley Road, Wonga Park, 3115. Photo: Supplied

This property is a short drive to schools including Yarra Valley Grammar, and shops.

The recently refurbished Eastland Shopping Centre, with a 12-screen cinema complex and more than 200 shops, is also not far away.

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