“Sunninghill” – A Fairy Tale Home Footsteps from The Village on a Flat Half Acre
Take the mystique and romance of an old English stone-cottage, with the visual spectacle of flourishing showcase-gardens on a flat half acre allotment in the heart of The Dandenong Ranges. You will have one of the most beautifully rounded lifestyle environments you’re ever likely to experience.
From first glance, as you approach the home along the extensive circular driveway lined with seasonal blooms, the intrigue begins, then as you tour through the home, every turn rewards you with profound character and a spacious, liveable floorplan that rises to the contemporary demands of the modern family.
Rich in character “Sunninghill” is straight from the pages of a fairy tale with its diamond leadlight casement-windows, high ceilings, decorative cornices, dado panelling, French Oak parquetry flooring throughout, and feature wood fireplace Jotul. Delivering a gentle footprint that is as good for your health as it is your soul – you’ll fall in love with hydronic heating with reproduction cast iron radiators that deliver a classic, yet bespoke look to each room, whole house water filtration system, non-toxic eco paint and an HRV air purifier/air quality system.
“Sunninghill” displays easy indoor-outdoor integration, with French doors opening out from the living room, dining room and master bedroom to a completely private deck - an idyllic “outdoor living room” where you can effortlessly entertain or simply enjoy brunch with birdsong.
The marble-swathed kitchen hosting La Canche 90 cm dual oven, walk-in larder, Belfast fireclay sink and breakfast bar extends to a dining area and French doors that beckon you outside. Peeling off the grand entranceway is a second living with ornate cast iron fireplace.
Boasting four double bedrooms plus study, including huge attic-style bedroom with pretty dormer windows (a stunning fairy tale retreat for a very lucky child!). Highlights are the luxe master with ensuite and a family bathroom with Perrin and Rowe, Hawthorn Hill & The Water Monopoly fittings, rain head shower and Sirene deep soak bath for enjoying at day’s end.
Sunninghill’s unique charm and character oozes gracefully outdoors throughout its magnificent 100-year-old garden, with Silver Birch and a kaleidoscope of colours from mature Rhododendrons and an understory of rich orange Clivia contrasting against glossy green foliage. There’s mass plantings throughout the garden of Hellebores, Camellias, Azaleas, specimen Maples, Hydrangeas, sculpted Box Hedges and a majestic old Elm and Copper Beech tree.
Neatly tucked behind a picket fence is an enclosed veggie garden/chicken run for those who love homegrown and hidden at the southern end of the property, a secret garden canopied by an ancient Golden Elm.
This wonderful location answers all your questions about daily practicalities. Situated within a minute’s walk of village shopping, cafes, restaurants and handy public transport.
More to Love:
•Distinguished Lilydale stone façade.
•Sunny & FLAT 2550sqm allotment.
•Semi-circular driveway with dual entrances to the property.
•French Oak Versailles parquetry flooring throughout.
•Wood fire Jotul.
•Four double bedrooms plus study, including huge attic-style bedroom.
•Stunning renovated family bathroom & ensuite.
•Brand new Fisher & Paykel 2 draw dishwasher.
•Whole house water filtration & under sink drinking water filter.
•Stiebel Eltron hydronic heating with reproduction heritage radiators imported from the UK.
•Freshly painted interiors, windows, French doors & deck using non-toxic eco paint.
•Zhender HRV air quality/air purification system.
•Sensedge air quality monitor.
•Brand-new laundry/mud room.
•Full alarm system with security cameras.
•Gas 13kva Generac generator with switch on mains power in case of power outage.
•Fenced garden-zones for safety of children & pets including an enclosed vegetable garden and chicken house.
•Century old European gardens.
•Large full-height under-house cellar, accessed internally from the house (currently sealed off but can easily be re-opened).
•Double lockup garage plus double carport with garden tool shed.
•Ethernet internet ports in all rooms and electrical kill switch for master bedroom to insure low EMF.
NOTE: Some chattels, including some light fittings, are not included with the sale of the property. Please contact agent for full list of exclusions.
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