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Woorarra – C1925 Quintessential Hills Character Home- *NEW PRICE*

1568 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, OLINDA
Price: $790,000-$869,000
Property Category: House
  • 3040 Sqm
Floorplan: View Floorplan


Breathe in the tranquility of this exclusively private weatherboard home, “Woorara”, and wander the park-like sunlit gardens and soak up the splendor of this 90 year old character home. With the same owner for 57 years, nestled on around ¾ acre of established gardens, the house is light filled in distinctive neutral colours. Enter through the imposing gates flanked by bluestone piers, via the sealed driveway, offering lots of off street parking and a remote-controlled double garage.

It features classic sash windows and picture windows that frame the garden and are a salute to its traditional character. You’ll find modern convenience of three bedrooms, two living areas plus sunroom and a hostess style kitchen. The master bedroom features a north facing sitting area, large picture windows, built-in wardrobes, including a pull-out trouser rack. There are another two bedrooms on the other side of the house, with one currently being used as an office, as it has its own outside door. A spacious, family bathroom includes a separate toilet, and the vanity features a top of Italian marble.

The integration between traditional architecture and new-age living is seamless, yet honors the traditional feel of the home. The lounge room features a floor to ceiling stone chimney with a gas log fire and feature Art Deco ceiling panels. The open plan timber kitchen has Miele induction and gas cooking, Asko dishwasher and a walk in pantry. Picture windows overlook an Edna Walling style garden, filled with meandering pathways, mature European plantings - The garden is just under an acre of mature trees offering: Beeches, liquidambers and mature tree ferns. Silver Birches and Japanese Maples flank the driveway. There are Dogwoods, Oaks, Elms, Cedars, Rhododendrons, Hellebores and Camellias. Slate steps lead down to a paved pergola flanked by four antique cast iron pillars topped with Corinthian capitals and stone pathways meander throughout the garden.

The large double garage under the home also houses the laundry at the rear of the garage and features an additional toilet, very useful for gardeners. Additional Features: GDH, split system, remote garage, and both sets of gates are remotely controlled, either from in the house or by a controller. One set of gates are English antique drop forged, and the other pair were made to match.

Woorarra is conveniently situated halfway between the villages of Olinda. Convenient to bus services to Croydon, Ferntree Gully and Monbulk, and close to the National Parks and surrounded by nature, Woorara will pull at your heart strings.

Please note: All property details shown are correct at time of publishing. Some properties may have been sold in the preceding 24 hours and we recommend that you confirm open for inspection times with the listing agent direct or the listing office.

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Property Features

• Built In Robes
• Dishwasher
• Ducted Heating
• Material: Weatherboard, Tiled Roof
• Open Fireplace
• Polished Floorboards
• Remote Garage
• Style: Character, Cottage, Older Style
• Workshop