When travelling on the leafy roads of Warrandyte, it’s hard to ignore the picturesque setting, the native flora and overhanging gum trees. On the weekends, the bushland suburb has become a drawcard for tourists who visit its community market, shops, art galleries and eateries.
Rich in history, the town experienced its own gold rush in 1851 and has heritage buildings still intact. The serene walk along the Main Yarra Trail is frequented by many who begin their journey from Beasley’s Tea House and walk towards the city.
- Fletchers: 9841 5788
- Price: $2.3 million – $2.5 million
- Expressions of interest close September 22 at 5pm
- Custom-built Hamptons-style residence with expansive views of bush and valley
- French provincial kitchen with Miele appliances
- Four bedrooms including spacious main with walk-in wardrobe and travertine en suite
- Rumpus room; home office; two fireplaces; polished spotted gum floors
- Solar-heated pool; outdoor home theatre; double garage with generous storage space
- Close to shops, restaurants and quality schools
Find out more about this property and others in Warrandyte here.
The winding Amersham Drive is home to contemporary houses set back amid well-kept gardens and with views of dense bush.
Built in 2009, this house stands at the top of the hill where, even with neighbouring houses, the environment is tranquil and interrupted only by the sound of singing birds.
On 2682 square metres of land, this house features symmetrical gabled roofs and external cladding, which provides the durability to prevent decaying or repainting. The excellent proportions and a material profile of timber, brick and stone create a Hamptons-style facade.
The two-storey house has modern-rustic interiors, with four-metre-high ceilings, vintage toggle light switches, shallow cornices and detailed skirts. The soft palette is accented with a few darker tones provided by polished spotted gum floors.
Banks of windows have been carefully placed to ensure natural light spreads throughout the house.
At the front, there’s a spacious lounge with plush carpeting and a fireplace with a black mantel. Further down is a large rumpus room that could be used as a games room, perfect for showcasing family trophies and achievements.
On the left is the study, an ideal space for those working from home or those wanting a private library.
The provincial-style kitchen has white-panelled cabinetry and a butler’s pantry, granite benchtops, Miele appliances, a signature Shaws sink, and hanging light pendants.
Still in this area is the living and dining area with a stone fireplace, bifold doors and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing a light breeze to enter the room when open. There’s a spacious laundry with an exceptional amount of bench space.
There are four bedrooms, all upstairs. The main is tucked in its own wing and has a spacious walk-in wardrobe and a travertine-tiled en suite with double timber vanity, stone benches and claw-foot bath.
There’s also a playroom that connects to three bedrooms – ideal for growing families. A separate retreat makes the perfect entertainment corner for reading, watching movies or playing video games.
Outside, a north-facing dining area is equipped with a kitchen, heating and a theatre with surround sound. It overlooks a sparkling in-ground, solar-heated pool just waiting for the warmer nights. The scenic views are breathtaking here.
There’s a double garage with in-ceiling storage, a workshop, evaporative cooling and ducted heating.
This is a place to call home for those who want to escape the crowds of the city but still live less than an hour away.
The house is close to elite primary and secondary schools, major shopping centres, sporting facilities, Yarra River parklands and train stations.
“Luxuriously appointed in a coveted location, this breathtaking home will pull on the heartstrings. It is Custom built, with a blend of contemporary & Hamptons-style elegance.” Traci Stella – agent