Completely secluded on the hillside yet capturing the sun, 'Elmwood Grange' is reminiscent of a French Country House cradled within stunning landscaped gardens set on over 2 acres (approx.) with views across the treetops to The Patch Valley.
The rock lined wall of the meandering driveway leads to a vista resonant of the south of France, with the residence sited to capture the magic of its terrain and setting. A studio rests in the peak of the double garage framing the expansive open flat coral stone entrance providing ample car accommodation for guests prior to entering the gated forecourt of the home.
Stepping inside, the elegance of the décor captures the characteristics of a French country farmhouse incorporating architectural detailing with timber lintels over doorways and windows down to forged handles on doors and earthy tiled flooring.
The kitchen has a provincial feel with its gentle lines, soft colours, freestanding island bench and beautiful cabinetry with timber benches. Elegant yet homely, rustic yet refined, the traditional elements are beautifully married with modern appointments and excellent storage with the butlers' pantry, while the heightened ceiling draws your eye to the mezzanine walkway above.
The living spaces are framed by a series of French doors acting as a fluid extension of the home integrating the pool and glorious gardens into the house design perfectly. A fireplace and decorative mantle an essential touch in the dining, while the relaxed living area is beautifully proportioned offering a wall of bookcases and further woodfire.
The black iron and oak timber stairway leads to the upper level while the chalky subdued colour palette defines landing areas and solid timber 4 panel doors frame entrances to rooms. Four bedrooms and 3 sublime bathrooms define individuality with beautiful stones combining with country timber vanities, French doors, soaker tub and stunning fixtures.
The master suites dramatic roofline and private balcony embrace the elevated aspect, private and peaceful ensuring the interior is always connected to its surroundings. Terraced European gardens, cellar, garden shed and attic storage solutions incorporate the French style perfectly and are integral to the house design. Light and the garden are allowed to pass through the house, with the doors open guests can circulate freely between the courtyard, poolside, flat lawn areas, house and an adjoining terrace with ease and with beautiful framed vistas as a backdrop.
Rendered walls in rustic tones accentuated by black iron detailing, classic ornamentation and abundant plantings create a relaxed space to unwind with visual treats to impress the most discerning buyer. Elmwood Grange is a country escape in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, with abundant birdlife close to the Olinda and Sassafras boutique villages, award-winning restaurants and is located only an hour from Melbourne.
Comprehensive appointments include:-
• 70,000 litre swimming pool with salt water chlorinator and Rheem electric pool/spa heater.
• 4 Kw 17 panel solar panel system.
• Sony Home theatre with retractable screen and rear ceiling speakers in living room.
• Electric curtains living room and upstairs master bedroom. Retractable awning on deck outside upstairs master bedroom with wind sensor.
• Heated floor master bedroom ensuite w/ Bluetooth enabled mirror incl. separate hot water system.
• 45,000 litre fresh tank water on property.
• Monitored home alarm system.
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