Stylishly renovated, this perfect escape from the urban rat race offers privacy, comfort and plenty of living space all in a tranquil bushland setting just 20 minutes from the city. Architectural attention to detail has resulted in a seamless integration of space, light and form to create multiple airy living spaces. The formal lounge and dining has bi-fold doors that can be closed to retain the cosy warmth of the wood-burning fire in winter, or thrown open to provide access to a magnificent 21m covered verandah in warmer weather. The family room, with soaring 5m ceilings and a gas fireplace, is just as versatile. Picture book windows admit garden views all year round, while the huge timber doors that open onto the covered verandah can be closed for winter warmth or opened to catch the summer breezes. The functional, streamlined kitchen helps make entertaining easy. It has a range of European appliances, including a stream oven, an abundance of 2-pac cupboards and a vast 3.5m Corian bench with built-in sinks. Downstairs, the music room is spacious and comfortable and opens out through French doors to the verandah, garden and pool.
Of the 5 bedrooms all with built-in wardrobes, 2 have ensuites. The master bedroom features his ‘n’ her walk-in robes, an ensuite in marble and granite and floor-to-ceiling glass in the elegant parents’ retreat perfect for enjoying a quiet moment admiring the bushland views. There is a total of 4 bathrooms and a guest toilet, as well as a study and a ‘secret’ internal courtyard with a fountain and random sandstone wall, created and built by a Sydney stonemason. The main bedroom and living areas are air-conditioned and security is in place. The architectural flair of this home is evident from the moment you step through the antique wooden front doors from Rajasthan. It’s there in the details quality lighting, wooden blinds, decorative parquetry and polished floors. It also extends to the outdoor areas landscaped gardens, the very private 10.5m pool, complete with a shady Balinese gazebo and a built-in bbq on a granite bench near a dining area cooled by overhead fans. There’s a sense of living on a private estate, with approximately 3 acres of usable land providing room for horses, fenced paddocks, stables, double lock up shed, carport for a horse float, double lock-up garage plus 2 carports attached to house, a children’s playground and even a bush picnic and bbq area. When you need to rejoin the outside world, schools, child care, shops and sporting grounds including Brookfield’s historic showgrounds are just minutes away.