Originally known as “Sheffield Lodge”, this iconic weatherboard residence sits elegantly within its expansive 1.5 acres and has been lovingly maintained with glorious character features making it a one of a kind property in this much sought-after locale. Originally part of the old Lewis Road/Sheffield Road lemon orchard estate, the home combines the grace and style of yesteryear with all the comforts of modern living offering a unique lifestyle opportunity for a family looking for their forever home.
Meander slowly up the long drive framed by majestic pin oaks, pines and cypress and you will start to see why this unique property presents a rare opportunity to own your own secluded foothills retreat. Pause at the circular turnaround before strolling over the bridge to the gazebo and take in the Spring time views that the lush manicured gardens showcase. Summer, Autumn and Winter all offer a different vista and only the lucky new owners will get to experience the bursts of colour and breathtaking changes that occur amongst the seasons.
Sprawled over two light-filled levels, the magnificent home has soaring ceilings, wide sash windows and a stunning spiral staircase as a centrepiece. Every room is drenched in natural light and has serene garden vistas from every angle creating a home that is a truly inspiring place to create lasting family memories. Highlights include gourmet kitchen with stone benchtops and Miele appliances adjoining a casual meal zone. This is a place for family to congregate around the island bench or enjoy a morning brew at the breakfast bar before enjoying brunch on the verandah. Additionally, there is a grand formal lounge with open fire place perfect for your down-time and atrium style living room providing a coveted second living zone for the kids to fire up the PlayStation or hang with friends.
The accommodation comprises three spacious bedrooms downstairs with one benefiting from a renovated ensuite and walk in robe perfect for teens, adult children, in-laws or guests. A beautifully updated central bathroom with deluxe claw foot bath services the remaining bedrooms. Upstairs the master retreat is gifted with enviable views, decadent ensuite, walk in robe, timber plantation shutters and enchanting French doors leading to a private verandah. Also on this level is a spacious study/home office or parent’s retreat offering leafy tree top vistas – perfect for inspiring creativity or simply daydreaming.
The magical outdoor spaces begin with the grandiose verandah reminiscent of a bygone era where you can dine alfresco or simply sit, relax and soak up the sounds of nature as your soundtrack. In the warmer months you can enjoy the sparkling salt chlorinated solar heated pool, relax under one of the magnificent trees with your favourite book or enjoy a picnic in the picturesque grounds. The grounds themselves need to be seen to be appreciated but noteworthy is the extensive work undertaken to create a spacious flat and usable lawn area which is a rare find in this location. Backyard cricket challenges on Christmas Day, large-scale social gatherings and even weddings with a dreamy view are all yours to enjoy.
The original packing shed from the lemon orchard still proudly stands and has benefited from a modern makeover with a lift roller door for secure storage or dual vehicle parking. The other side of the shed has been converted to a rumpus zone and with its rustic barn doors and views of the pool it also makes the perfect bar, man-cave or “she shed” depending on your lifestyle needs.
The many additional features of this impressive property include hydronic heating, three x split systems and ceiling fans for seasonal comfort, plush wool carpets, quality window furnishings, CCTV alarm system, SepTech Wastewater System, secure dog run, two driveway entrances, light up driveway and an abundance of off-street parking for multiple cars, trailers, caravans or boats.
All this could be yours, but 5 Lewis Road truly needs to be seen to be appreciated as words simply do not do this unique property justice. Homes like this come on the market once in a lifetime. Do not miss out on your slice of Montrose history. Enquire today.