Beautiful'Springbank' offers a unique combination of stunning master builder home, designer landscaping, environmental sustainability and breath taking views. With a definite Mediterranean feel, this all equates to a piece of paradise, a lifestyle many can only dream of.On approximately 5 acres,the home has been orientated to capture sweeping views across gardens,Tarwin Valley and Hoddle Range in the distance.
An imposing bespoke Cherry Oak entrance door opens into a wide entry hall,ending in a huge picture window-wall, complete with an ever- changing landscape.Visitors are simply stopped in their tracks by this feature.Moving into the open plan family room,large windows in the kitchen-dining areas produce the same mesmerising effect.
A fully-equipped kitchen includes over 30 roll-out draws,quality ppliances,over-sized pantry and island bench.The lounge section is centred around cosy solid fuel heating,incorporating concealed water jacket (solar hot water service- back-up.)
A well thought out layout gives two way access from the hallway and fabulous main bedroom through to the bathroom, ahead of its time with its screenless shower and long vanity.The master bedroom also has a walk-in-robe and semi- en suite. One of the other two bedrooms upstairs is currently used as a study, while a large store room downstairs could easily be converted into another bedroom -separate guest accommodation.
Internal extras are many,including high ceilings, peppermint gum flooring,intricate cornices, quality curtains, blinds and light fittings, ducted vacuum system, wine cellar, workshop and plenty of under house storage that could be developed.
An environmentally sustainable home, orientation, construction materials used,insulation to walls, floors and ceiling and double glazed windows throughout ensure winter heating-summer cooling costs are keep to a minimum.
Outdoor living and entertaining options include an upper terrace off the dining area,lower terrace with a classic Tuscan fountain overlooking the dam, in fact anywhere in the gardens are lovely places to enjoy and relax in.
An under house carport and separate double garage with a workshop and carport attached provides plenty of vehicle storage. A studio complete with toilet, sink and hot water service is another option for not only artists, but also for work from home possibilities or additional separate accommodation.
Sheltered gardens designed for the owners by well-known Melbourne landscape gardener Robert Boyle, are composed of various “rooms” defined by hedging. The matured gardens with north-south and east-west axis intersecting provide highlights through pergolas, a Tuscan fountain and sculptures. A small wine producing pinot noir vineyard, a small citrus grove, espaliered apples, raised vegetable beds and other fruit and nut trees aid self-sufficiency. Extensive parkland of mature birches, magnolias, maples and conifers provide contrast and also shelter fort the prolific bird life. A stand of around 300 blue gums has specifically been grown to provide fuel for heating. Water is plentiful, the house self- sufficient with abundant tank water, the gardens irrigated with dam water if necessary.
With all these features and unlimited possibilities, be quick to call. Landmark properties such as this one only come up once in a while.
Please note, inspection is strictly by appointment only.