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Classic and Contemporary Elegance Behind the Hedge!

454 Maroondah Highway, HEALESVILLE
Price: $1,350,000 - $1,450,000
Property Category: House
  • 6880 Sqm
Floorplan: View Floorplan


Occupying one of the area’s most significant landholdings, “Graceburn Gardens” (c1916) is a rare chance to acquire a heritage family estate to be revered by generations to come on almost two gloriously lush acres. This landmark residence privately positioned behind a grand century-old Cypress hedge showcases a magnificent interior, harmoniously blending Edwardian Arts and Crafts period features with stunning contemporary elements. Meticulously restored to honour its former glory, the character features include exquisitely ornate ceiling roses, generous sash windows, hand-cut crystal leadlight windows, cedar wall panels, picture rails, mountain ash hardwood floors and several brick mantel fireplaces.
The home features an impressive floorplan of grand proportions creating a sequence of spaces that seamlessly blends traditional beauty with modern-day space and luxury that will suit the largest of families. The accommodation offers flexibility with five inspiring bedrooms, three downstairs and two upstairs (three with private ensuite), family bathroom, study/home office and impeccable laundry with floor to ceiling cupboards. A magnificent fire warmed formal dining room, an expansive sun-filled living room and luxe accommodation all lead to the grandeur and greenery of the exquisite garden spaces with picture-perfect views from every room. This unforgettable home also comprises a stately chef’s kitchen that transcends time and trend with deluxe Caesar stone island bench and first-class appliances including a Belling deluxe 90cm dual fuel range cooker and seamlessly integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. These contemporary luxuries are complemented by the earthy accents of the original quarry tiles that pay homage to the home’s earlier days as a weekender.
Across the breezeway is a fully self-contained studio/gallery space impeccably designed with a light-filled living area, kitchenette, romantic bedroom with dreamy French doors, stunning bathroom and powder room with external door. Ideally suited to guests, a B&B, in-law accommodation or older kids who haven’t yet flown the nest – this incredible space will suit a variety of lifestyle options either for profit or private use.
The magical outdoor spaces begin with the grandiose verandah reminiscent of a bygone era where you can dine alfresco or simply sit, relax and catch a glimpse of king parrots, kookaburras and occasional grey kangaroo at sunset. Enchantingly enticing, the gardens offer a range of opportunities to play, relax or entertain among stunning established flora which include a glorious 100-year old pin oak, Canary Island date palms, Japanese cedar, blooming rhododendrons, a colourful rose garden, lemon scented gums, a resplendent blue spruce and a flourishing lemon tree. Young children will love running around the ample lawn, playing hide and seek behind the secret 160-year-old door to the hedge or enjoying the delightful renovated cubby with its own garden. A gazebo provides a gorgeous spot for brunch with delights from the kitchen garden and there’s a sparkling pool with a sunny deck to enjoy in the warmer months. The beautiful grounds could also be used for weddings and events with magnificent views of Mount Saint Leonard as a backdrop.
Further equipped with ducted heating, split system heating and cooling, single carport, double garage/workshop, nursery, potting table and compost bay, rainwater tank and abundant off-street parking, this home has the potential to bring years of joy to a growing family who appreciate character and class or could potentially succeed as a boutique bed and breakfast operation. The home also has two street entrances (one off Graceburn Avenue).
On the doorstep of the iconic Yarra Valley and all its breathtaking scenery and award-winning attractions as well as minutes from Healesville’s chic cafes, pubs, local markets, wineries and the iconic Healesville Sanctuary. You are also a short walk from the #686 bus and an easy walk into town with local primary and secondary schools and the picturesque Maroondah Dam close by. Come and see for yourself the magic that lies beyond the hedge. Enquire today.

Jarrod Peterson 0409 408 544 or Bryce McLean 0432 050 958

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

• Above Ground Pool
• Balcony
• Dishwasher
• Ducted Heating
• Fireplace(s)
• Fully Fenced
• Material: Weatherboard, Fibro Cement, Cement Render, Tiled Roof, Colorbond Roof
• Open Fireplace
• Outdoor Ent.
• Polished Floorboards
• Shed
• Solar panels
• Split System AirCon
• Study
• Style: Character, Period
• View: Mountain, Hills, Valley
• Workshop
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