Constructed in the late 1940’s by Mr Roberts, a relative of Tom Roberts the well known painter, who also resided in Kallista. History reveals Mr Roberts was a carpenter and worked at the Melbourne Museum and actually built the cabinet which displayed the phenomenally successful racehorse ‘Phar Lap’. Mr Roberts originally owned 5 acres around this property placing it as one of the original in the area and was also responsible for building the houses on either side.
Absolutely immaculate in presentation, this lovely character cottage is perfect to move in and enjoy with simply no work required. The natural sunlight and views from every room seamlessly connect the residence to the gorgeous garden surrounds superbly framing the home with flowering delights and rare treats. Whilst enjoying sun-drenched breakfasts on the back patio you can take in the beautiful and everchanging views across the Kallista Valley, particularly in Autumn when the trees reveal their subtle differences and brilliant colours. The exceptionally beautiful, low maintenance gardens have featured in local open garden schemes and with the delightful mountain soil makes suitable growing for a unique range of plants.
The home is generous in proportions with mellow timber floors connecting the hall to living areas, renovated kitchen in timeless black and whites with the meals area placed to enjoy the vista. The separate lounge with open fireplace, updated period style windows and fabulous ornate cornices - a taste of the heritage detailing of the era and the typical hills cottage. Sunlight streams in the elevated hallway leading to the master and second bedroom all warmed by GDH.
Enjoy the satisfaction and financial rewards of regularly hosting the very popular Airbnb (see Cosy Kallista Apartment on the website) which complements the option of staging of events, including weddings and parties in the garden which is possible with a range of intimate seating spaces, a covered barbecue area alongside the outside fireplace for cosy crackling evening fires, all with plenty of space for lawn games and the comfort provided Gazebo and sensational rear porch...perfect for sunny morning brunches.
With an incredibly welcoming and supportive community, the home is also close to pristine forest walks and walking distance to Kallista’s very popular cafes and shops. Public transport connections with two bus routes passing through Kallista and a few minutes ride to the train station at Belgrave make commuting to the city easy.
Truly a stunning setting and home, well loved by the current owners and ready for the next caretaker to enjoy life in the hills…. Inspection essential.
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