“Penrith” - Quintessential Old-World Charm and Grandeur Circa 1920 on 6.5 Majestic Acres and Two Titles (Enter via Giddens Lane)
What was once a glamorous guest and party house for the rich and famous in the nostalgic hills of Mount Dandenong, this treasured residence on two titles immediately transports the mind back to when life was carefree, when flappers and speakeasies were in vogue and those who were lucky enough to stay and experience this magical property, created the pathway to its current stature. Set amid six splendid acres of century-old gardens that meander their way down to Olinda Creek, the stunning setting evokes a sense of escape, a grounding with nature, and refined class which continues into the home itself. Cathartic in every sense of the word, every day and every season invites new beauty. The glow of the warm afternoon sun in the Autumn, paired with vibrant earthy hues of reds and oranges that hang from the trees to the shaded reprieve of the canopies in the hot summers, and the blooming fields of colour in the Spring. And without doubt, never underestimate the romance of what Winter brings. Crisp welcomed cool air and the billows of smoke from the neighbouring fireplaces. This landmark property will keep giving, surprising, and delighting year after year.
With evidence of charming original details, including feature ceiling cornices and bay and picture windows, and with the introduction of modernised convenience, the home with five bedrooms and five ensuites sets the foundation of a life of absolute comfort and bliss, and the opportunity to share such a property with family and friends by way of walks in the garden, lazing by the pool (once it’s revived), hosting large scale celebrations on the deck and enjoying life’s special moments in the sunken lounge of the courtyard – the home and its spacious floor plan is always at one with its surrounding landscape.
A home this loved and cherished is hard to say goodbye to but the new custodians will no doubt be as enamoured with the property as the existing owners.
•The home is introduced by a circular drive and forecourt leading to a beautifully grand entrance that makes a wonderful first impression.
•Three entrances exist on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Giddens Lane and Fenton Street.
•Upon entry, two large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and study nooks or retreats branch off from the majestic wide hallway, followed by the cosy lounge room with fireplace and adjoining dining room and sunroom all with lush views. The master features a beautiful bay window.
•The rustic timber kitchen with slate floors is well appointed for easy living and hosting and includes access to a large butler’s pantry and larder. Trifold doors flow outside for easy entertaining.
•Make your way downstairs to discover more living and bedroom accommodation, including another three bedrooms (one with separate entrance) with ensuite bathrooms and a living/rumpus room, further emphasising the potential for this property to once again be utilised as a successful guest house (B&B), or one which easily caters to a larger family with multi generation needs.
•Down by the creek take in the stunning and rare Himalayan
Rhododendrons, enjoy the calming sounds of birdsong and rejoice in the purity of a natural spring source. This is nature’s therapy. Enjoy a picnic, glamping or even host a wedding in this magical spot or keep the secret entirely to yourself. Shhhhh!
•Plantings of Japanese Maples, Azaleas, Camellias, Rhododendrons, Ferns, Elms, Copper Birches, Redwood, huge Tulip tree, Davidia a stunning handkerchief tree, Chestnut trees and an old English garden with Edna Walling style stone walls.
•Alfresco spaces at every turn that invite respite and quietude or upscale soirees.
•Further highlights include hydronic heating, new carpet, rainwater tanks, tandem carport, sealed drive, garage, storage shed and chicken/dog run.
•Maintenance free guttering that has fire-retarded gutter protection installed
•Would make an excellent Hobby Farm
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