Secluded on almost 11 acres in Olinda, in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, is Quiddity, a superb country estate that has never before been offered to the market. It has two architect designed, environmentally sensitive yet sophisticated, bespoke residences. The sweeping tree lined drive leads past the classic American style barn to the main house with its vertical timbers, expansive windows and French doors, broad verandahs and its sense of belonging in the landscape.
The main home has 38 squares of luxurious living with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, beautifully proportioned living spaces, an extensive attic and a well-appointed, streamlined kitchen with bench timbers originating from an old pier and the integrated refrigerator/freezer and dishwasher hiding behind white cabinetry. Attention to detail is in evidence everywhere at Quiddity. Everything has been meticulously designed including the elegant steel and timber staircase, the large open fireplace flanked by bookshelves in the living room, the handcrafted wall lights and the unique hand forged handles on all cabinetry.
Quiddity exudes the warmth of a country home. The house is relaxed and flexible and flows easily between levels. It could well suit a busy and/or extended family, or simply a professional couple working from home seeking a peaceful and private place. Built with a commitment to being environmentally sensitive, it has recycled timber and double glazing throughout, extensive insulation and passive solar elements. Summer or Winter, climate control is assured.
Externally, the garden pathways meander through beautifully landscaped gardens with dry stone walls and mature plantings and then continue through the native bush. One path leads to a bridge over a natural spring-fed creek, whose banks are frequented by the abundant wildlife and birds that populate the hills. Garden ‘rooms’ create peaceful places to sit and read or soak in the beauty of the landscape. Rolling lawns have scattered ancient trees and, in Spring, a carpet of daffodils.
Close to the main house is a private, solar heated swimming pool surrounded by seating areas and providing a beautiful water view from the master bedroom balcony.
Tucked away in its own garden, is a 2 bedroom, self-contained cottage with open fireplace, currently providing accommodation to a very happy tenant.
Coonara Springs restaurant is within an easy stroll and with Olinda village and the Yarra Valley close by, you are never isolated, yet you feel worlds away from the everyday pressures of life. The property demands inspection to appreciate all it has to offer.
Quiddity….the essence of things.
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