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Beautiful Spacious Character Home with City Views set in Garden Oasis

3 Kemp Street, UPWEY
Price: Sold for $1,130,000
Property Category: House
  • 1097 Sqm


Country living with hills views and city conveniences. Steeped in elegance and rich in heritage this charming weatherboard circa 1950 has all the ingredients for a happy home with the bonus of spectacular views across Melbourne from the city to the Bay and beyond to the You Yangs. Gorgeous Edna Walling inspired gardens filled with fragrance, blossoms and birdsong. Designed back in the day as a family home and tightly held ever since, with subtle and sympathetic to the era updates. Its lavish two storey design flows the way a contemporary family home should, whilst beautiful character features adorn including solid Tasmanian oak timber floors, double hung and double-glazed windows, high ceilings with distinct decorative cornices and ceiling roses.

It’s an enchanting meander to the front door along the crazy-paved pathway, expertly crafted by a master stonemason, through the established garden, where a spiral staircase leads to the original upstairs entrance. Blessed with ample sun and cool shade, the usable largely flat block is home to a well-loved family sanctuary with an exceptionally functional layout. Indiscernible where old meets new, its quiet elegance is as welcoming as it is soothing, and its quality custom designed interiors built to withstand the test of time.

Leading off the main entrance is a large storage room akin to an old-fashioned mudroom where boots, hats, bags and everyday clutter can be hidden away as the kids bustle in the door after school or sport.

A timeless custom-built country-style kitchen delivers ample space for the chef of the house with large windows framing private view across your lush garden. Kitchen includes a deluxe 900mm stainless-steel Falcon double oven/cooktop housed in the original hearth with mantel piece, large pantry and abundant cupboard space.
Hearty meals will be served in the connecting dining space with lush treetop views as a backdrop and comfortable downtime, or movie nights can be enjoyed in the spacious family room spilling out to the deck and garden when it’s time to entertain. Additionally, the whole family will be pampered in the nearby bathroom with elegant leadlight window, large walk-in shower, granite benchtops and custom-made cabinetry.

Gracing an elevated outlook that affords dream-like views, you can watch the clouds roll in or the skies transform as the sunsets from the top floor lounge room. A built-in bookshelf adds mid-century allure, and you can enjoy lightning storms, the twinkling night skyline and even fireworks on New Year’s Eve from your spot on the sofa.
A bedroom wing is also housed here with four spacious bedrooms and a family bathroom with privacy for the heads of the household in their separately zoned double bedroom with lavish walk-in robe with customised fit out.

Step outside to well-established gardens that bloom throughout the seasons where roses, dahlias and perennials hold the magic that only time can bring. Potter in the sunshine in the terraced backyard, turn the chapters of your favourite book under the large shade tree, listen to the children’s laughter as they play in the cubby or you toast marshmallows with friends and family around the firepit enjoying moonlight chats under starry skies.

When it’s time to entertain, a large grapevine-clad deck with city views will oblige as you entertain guests or an early evening G&T flowing to blankets of lush lawn where you may encounter some of the local wildlife as they go about their day.
Meanwhile, a ready-to-harvest veggie patch, herbs, hen house and a plethora of fruit trees in the orchard, allow you to enjoy nature and reap the rewards of being semi self-sufficient.

Extras include gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling and space heater for seasonal comfort, new mesh blinds, external canvas blinds, 2 living areas, a renovated laundry, terracotta roof tiles, fully-fenced block, sealed driveway with ample off-street parking and a Colourbond garden shed.

Quietly nestled in a low-traffic locale with a distinct hill’s stillness, the home is an easy amble to the heart of Upwey and its café culture and abundant amenities including The Fat Goat Brewery along with easy access to the train station, The 1000 steps, national parks and gardens, quality schools and all the iconic attractions of The Dandenong Ranges.

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Property Features

• Balcony
• Built In Robes
• Courtyard
• Deck
• Dishwasher
• Double Glazed Windows
• Floorboards
• Fully Fenced
• Gas Ducted Heating
• Material: Weatherboard, Tiled Roof
• Outdoor Ent.
• Pergola
• Pet Friendly
• Study
• Style: Character
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