Coonara Springs Estate On 7 Acres Of Stunning Gardens
Coonara Springs Estate is a glorious example of a true hills property with incredible infrastructure in place and stunning gardens surrounding the classic residence.
A splendidly preserved example of the magnificent past, sensitively restored and reimagined ready for an exciting new chapter. This iconic property offers abundant options and could be redefined as a Residence or a Restaurant with the option of erecting a second dwelling at the rear of the property / health resort (STCA) with a natural spring flowing through the property. The choice is yours!
An iconic landmark property with a rich history dating back to 1890, Bell Real Estate Olinda is proud to present to the market a vision of what could be a magnificent home for you and your family, based on the magic and romance of a bygone era. This distinguished Victorian weatherboard property grandly positioned on the lush fertile soils of The Dandenong Ranges is a testament to outstanding craftsmanship.
Reworking of the floorplan allows for an oversized Master bedroom wing, ensuite plus 2 or 3 more bedrooms depending on what’s required to meet the needs of your family. The stunning farmhouse kitchen is central to living spaces with walls of glass and glorious views over wondrous gardens…create formal and informal zones around fireplaces with a traditional central hallway leading the way to a home of your dreams.
or remain as….
Successfully operating as a first-class dining and event space, Coonara Springs combines just the right balance of farmhouse style with modern aesthetic and practicality. The property could easily be leased out or owner operated for profitable returns either way.
The property has been used for intimate to large-scale events with alfresco summer dining among the rolling lawns or enchanting gardens hugely popular with exclusive hire for weddings or other events also an option.
The restaurant comprises:
• Seating for 40 people in the main restaurant;
• Private function room seating 26 guests ideal for groups, special celebrations and conferences;
• Two intimate fireside lounges;
• A terrace with views across Silvan Dam, the Yarra Valley and beyond;
• Stunning picture windows that frame the glorious gardens and valley vistas;
• Organic kitchen garden to harvest fresh seasonal produce.
Ideally situated amongst stunning mountain and country views in a thriving peaceful community, this magnificent property is a short drive from an amazing array of world-renowned tourist attractions including Puffing Billy, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden, award winning vineyards, distilleries & mountainous forest walks.
The History of the Property
Clothed in historical significance, Coonara Springs combines the grandeur of the past with contemporary functionality and beautifully showcases authentic elements such as a magnificently restored Aga (the original cooking stove used by Mrs Bankin in the 1960s to make her famous scones), framed original menus, genuine crystal hanging chandeliers, red brick open fireplaces, and timber beams. Originally an early selector's house, the "Big Music Room" with its heart-warming fireplace of locally quarried stone was added by former opera singer, Grace Angelau in 1940. The property has significant associations with the growth of tourism in the Dandenongs from the 1920s, when it was run as Tea Gardens by Mrs Hall and Mrs Faulds and has associations with a number of prominent district people including Simeon Kent, teamster and timber worker during the 1890s and at the turn of the century; Frederick Le Juge, district baker and councillor after the First World War.
The glorious gardens sprawled over seven heavenly acres are filled to bursting with blooming rhododendrons, inspired by 20th-century Australian landscape designer Edna Walling and showcase timeless stonework and harmonious flowing spaces that stand the test of time. Adding to the allure is a natural spring once esteemed by local indigenous clans for its healing powers.
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