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“Karana”: Charming Colonial Inspired Home Among a Breathtaking Gardenscape on Almost 2 Acres + Bluestone Cottage

35 One Tree Hill Road, FERNY CREEK
Price: $2,500,000 - $2,750,000
Property Category: House
  • 7780.0 Sqm


Nestled within the embrace of a captivating 2-acre gardenscape, this privately positioned residence will stir the senses with its elegant colonial inspired interiors that showcase polished Tasmanian Oak floors and classic architecture. But it’s the magical gardens that are the highlight here, cultivated and nurtured by a horticulturist where a breathtaking canopy of century old trees stand watch over a natural woodland landscape where nature's grandeur unfolds in a symphony of colour and life year-round. Become the new custodians of this beautiful and charmed property and create your own family memories in a place that is truly special.

Like the poet Khali Gibran evocatively wrote “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” Imbued with majestic copper and tri-colour beech, blue spruce, oak, Japanese maples and golden elms- each of the significant trees at “Karana” are no exception. A testament to the passage of time. Resting in their shade, the rich volcanic soils of the Dandenong Ranges provide the perfect environment for a diverse range of flora to thrive. There are many species of rare rhododendrons and camellias, masses of liliums, and many tree peonies, Camelias sasanqua, japonica and reticulata.

Avenue of hydrangeas and clivias, a “Camelia Walk” and perennials creating an ever-changing tapestry of colour and texture. And when spring arrives, hundreds of daffodil and bluebell bulbs erupt in a riotous display of colour that will take your breath away.
But this isn't just a garden to be admired from afar. Every room in the house offers garden glances that will make your heart sing. Whether you're cooking in the epicurean kitchen, relaxing in the living room by the Coonara wood fire, hosting afternoon tea in the conservatory style lounge or waking up in one of the four spacious bedrooms (each with garden access), you'll always have a beautiful view to enjoy.

Furthermore, you can take a front row seat on the undercover deck - an open open-air stage taking in breathtaking surrounds for dinner alfresco, lazy Sundays or the extended family on Christmas Day. This all-season retreat with see-through auto blinds can be enjoyed year-round and has been built to showcase a stunning and rare Himalayan Dove tree – a sight to behold. Alternatively, sneak away to one of the many quiet retreats that dot the estate to soak up the quietude, bask in the afternoon sun and watch the kids burn off the last of their endless energy of an evening on the lawn. Amidst the rustling leaves and dappled sunlight, you’ll hear nothing but birdsong, laughter and joy. There’s also a blissful alfresco zone at the entrance overlooking a soothing pond with water feature and enchanting Japanese cherry tree. Pure Zen.

The property also includes a charming 2-bedroom bluestone cottage that adds an extra touch of character to this already special property. Whether you use it as a guest house, multigeneration accommodation or even an Airbnb, it provides wonderful lifestyle options. Positioned within ten minutes’ drive to Upper Ferntree Gully Station and walking distance to charming Sassafras village, this home's coveted setting is also minutes to Ferny Creek Primary School and all the iconic attractions of the Dandenong Ranges. 'Proserpina Bakery' an iconic attraction is within walking distance of the property, it is the local’s choice for superb coffee and delicious pastries!

• Four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home showcasing breathtaking century old gardens on almost 2 acres (7,781m2).
• Charming Bluestone Cottage with French doors to a paved terrace, two bedrooms, bathroom, living & full kitchen.
• Two entrances off esteemed One Tree Hill Road with abundant parking.
• Conservatory style lounge room, a sunny reading nook, library/study area, family room with Coonara style fireplace & separate dining room.
• For the crowd, the stunning kitchen performs with a 900mm stainless steel SMEG cooker, Butler’s pantry & Caesarstone waterfall benches.
• Storeroom/wine cellar/safe room easily accessed from inside the house.
• Privately positioned master retreat with glorious garden vistas featuring a custom-fitted walk-in dressing room & ensuite with garden glimpses from the shower.
• Large second bedroom with a nook/retreat & walk-in robe.
• Downstairs are two further bedrooms plus a powder room.
• Renovated family bathroom on main level.
• Large laundry with chute & great bench space.
• Edna Walling inspired dry walling with terraced layers.
• “His and Hers” powered sheds.
• Ducted heating & split system air-conditioning for seasonal comfort plus ducted vacuum.
• Outdoor lighting.
• ADD security alarm system.
• Rainwater tanks, under house storage and generator with mains connection.

Disclaimer: All information provided has been obtained from sources we believe to be accurate, however, we accept no liability for any errors or omissions (including but not limited to a property's land size, floor plans and size, building age and condition) Interested parties should make their own enquiries and obtain their own legal advice.

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Property Features

• Acreage
• Air Conditioning
• Alarm/Security System
• Attic
• Built In Robes
• Deck
• Dishwasher
• Ducted Heating
• Ensuite
• Fireplace(s)
• Floorboards
• Material: Weatherboard, Colorbond Roof
• NBN available
• Shed/Workshop
• Split System AirCon
• Style: Character, Renovated
• Vacuum System
• View: Hills
• Wood Heater