"Callemondah” – the land of many hills – aptly named for its elevated position in one of the Dandenong Ranges most prestigious streets, is a one-of-a-kind residence destined for the executive family or those looking for a high-end holiday retreat. With jaw-dropping views of the city skyline and the bay and showcasing a beautiful blend of original grace with contemporary refinement, this timeless weatherboard in classic “English Revival” style will steal your heart.
Introduced by a leafy circular drive, the home is ensconced behind a lush oasis of Japanese maples, golden elms and a glorious oak tree. Situated in a sunny clearing for brilliant natural light, the unified blend of character and authenticity such as high ceilings, double hung windows, leadlight details, jarrah floors and wood panelling complement stunning modern elements offering a distinct offering for the growing family.
The living spaces are highlighted by the original lounge with cosy wood fire and regal fireplace – the ultimate luxury to embrace Melbourne’s winter season. A contemporary extension showcases a flowing living and dining domain with spectacular vistas and exquisite gleaming timber floors integrating seamlessly with a designer kitchen that forms the hub of the home. Fitted with luxe stone-benches, stainless-steel cooking appliances, integrated Miele dishwasher and a fabulous walk-in pantry to enhance your kitchen experience – it’s the perfect place to congregate with loved ones for casual meals at the breakfast bar or entertain on a larger scale in the sun-dappled dining zone.
The accommodation zone features four large and bright bedrooms with leafy views serviced by a family bathroom and powder room and includes a master with city vistas with elegant ensuite and walk-in robe. Additionally, there is a study/home office with separate entrance perfect for a home business.
Under the house is a brilliant rumpus zone enhanced by classy polished concrete floors that will make the ideal teen retreat, gym, studio or home office. With minimal effort you could also add an ensuite or kitchenette making it completely self-contained.
Outdoors is highlighted by a glorious deck where you can sit with a late afternoon cuppa or chilled glass of bubbles and witness a glorious west-facing sunset over the ranges. As twilight approaches, the distant lights of town start to shimmer creating a delightful sparkling kaleidoscope, weaving its shiny magic across the treetops. And with enviable views of fireworks that light up the skyline, you won’t need to leave home for New Year’s Eve ever again. Step down to a paved alfresco zone where you can entertain in style with your rustic outdoor fire and choose your own adventure among the breathtaking grounds that feature a curated collection of hedged pathways, azaleas, rhododendrons, camellias, citrus trees and ornamentals.
Further luxuries include Colorbond roof, evaporative cooling and ducted heating for comfort throughout the seasons, abundant storage, two water tanks, single carport, double remote garage, under-house storage and plenty of parking for boats, trailers or caravans.
Set in a peaceful pocket of a family-focused locale walking distance to local schools, you are perfectly positioned to embrace the safe and welcoming neighbourhood appeal this extraordinary home delivers. Explore the local forest and the natural spring flowing in the nearby creek, wander the townships of Sassafras and Olinda, enjoy brunch at Burnham Beeches, lunch at King Henry Arts Cafe or meander through some of the stunning local gardens including the National Rhododendron Garden or Cloud Hill. The location is simply first-class. Enquire today.