Prepare your family members for some of the best summers of their lives at this true lifestyle property.
Occupying about an acre, it is the epitome of outdoor living, with an inexhaustible array of features that will have the new owners desperate for the warmer months to arrive.
Fast facts: 16 Wilkinson Way, Park Orchards, 3114
- Barry Plant: 9842 8888
- Price: $2.29 million
- Private sale
- Park Orchards: 29 kilometres from the city
- Quality family house with extensive outdoor entertainment options on nearly half a hectare (one acre)
- Four bedrooms, including main with en suite and walk-in robe
- Open-plan living, meals and kitchen zone; formal dining area
- Rumpus/billiards room; solar-heated, saltwater-chlorinated pool
- Pool pavilion with bathroom, change room and barbecue kitchen
- Deck with spa; mod-grass, flood-lit tennis court
- Triple garage and triple carport; split-system cooling and hydronic heating
- Security system; easy access to Maroondah Highway, EastLink and schools
Find out more about this property and others in Park Orchards here.
From coffee on the front verandah looking out across the treetops of neighbouring properties to the Dandenong Ranges, to a twilight hit of tennis on the mod-grass, flood-lit court – save your money and holiday at home.
Sandstone paving surrounds the solar-heated in-ground pool. Children can splash for hours or tire themselves out on the lawn, before sitting down to an al fresco family dinner courtesy of the barbecue kitchen in the decked pavilion.
Relax in the gas-heated spa afterwards. Or, for a more casual affair, there is a covered and brick-paved outdoor entertainment area at the rear of the house. Steps lead to the raised backyard.
When you are ready to move the party inside, your guests won’t be disappointed. Doors open from the verandah into the living area, a voluminous carpeted space under a high raked ceiling of white-painted panels and beams.
Clerestory windows bathe the room in natural light. Fetch a bottle of wine from the bar and retire in front of the wood heater with a statement stone mantle and raised hearth.
Alternatively, mix up some drinks and place them on the servery direct to the kitchen. It is sleekly equipped with stainless-steel appliances, including a DeLonghi oven and Miele stove and dishwasher, but its defining feature is a red glass splashback.
Glass double doors in the formal dining area lead to a huge billiards room with panelled cathedral ceiling. It has an internal window looking into the semi-fitted home office, and another set of glass doors to the triple carport, which in turn accesses the triple garage with attic storage.
If six car spots aren’t enough, swathes of aggregate surfacing cater for extra off-street parking and play space.
The main bedroom is off the entrance foyer and has a walk-through wardrobe to a luxuriously updated en suite. Shimmery black large-format tiles, a huge walk-in shower with rainfall rose and an opaque glass vanity combine to ultra-sophisticated effect.
The three remaining bedrooms are at the other end of the house in a private wing. They all have built-in robes and ceiling fans and share two modern bathrooms (one with a sauna) and a separate toilet.
Also in this wing is a family-size laundry; busy parents will delight in the space and abundant cabinetry it offers.
Polished floorboards, Roman blinds, split-system units, ducted vacuum, a security alarm and closed-circuit TV are the cherry on the cake.
Long considered the place to settle in Melbourne’s far eastern suburbs, Park Orchards is a mix of sprawling residences on large blocks. Sought-after Wilkinson Way is a wide, quiet thoroughfare within easy reach of Maroondah Highway and EastLink.
The newly renovated Eastland is a short drive away, as are a choice of private schools. But with an amenity-packed property like this, you’ll be able to create most of your family memories without leaving home.