AN EXCEPTIONAL SEMI-RURAL EXPERIENCE
This outstanding residence surrounded by park-like grounds is on the market for the very first time.
Completed in 1998, the landscaped gardens have had time to evolve and despite their elaborate appearance, they actually require minimal upkeep. Arrive via the gated circular driveway around the fountain garden to alight at the top of wide formal steps flanked by hedges to the front door. This impressive entry experience sets the tone for what’s to come.
The classic, symmetrical facade has all the hallmarks of a stately colonial manor. Dormer windows emerge from a steep pitched roof underscored by a row of brick dentils. A wide verandah extends across the front and rear sides. Full height, cedar framed sash windows wrap around the home dominating the lower level, creating a strong visual link with the surrounding landscaped grounds.
Inside the home, this timelessly elegant aesthetic continues. High ceilings, decorative plaster cornices and polished hardwood floorboards extend throughout generously proportioned interiors.
One of many highlights is the open plan kitchen, family and dining room, unfolding along the northern side. A large pop out bay window brings in an abundance of natural light illuminating the entire space. A split system air conditioner in addition to the large double sided fireplace fronting the formal lounge room on the opposite side, maintains comfortable year round conditions.
Sliding doors connect to the paved alfresco area beyond. The in-ground pool with a stone water feature and spa bath is a superb feature that is incredibly hard to resist, especially on a warm summer evening. Refreshed and relaxed after a dip, recline under the poolside pergola whilst taking in the sublime surroundings – almost like a luxury hinterland retreat.
The home is designed with entertaining in mind. Host intimate dinner parties from the central kitchen offering plenty of preparation space. Alternatively, for large, informal parties, open up the lower level for more space blending both internal and outdoor social spaces.
Consideration has gone into the layout for maximum privacy. The secluded master bedroom across the eastern end of the home is complete with plenty of storage plus the ensuite. An intricate leadlight window commissioned to showcase the property’s resident native birdlife is a vibrant focal point to gaze upon from the spa.
There are three more bedrooms at the opposite end of the home conveniently serviced by a central bathroom featuring a claw foot bath.
Upstairs, the activities/games room with neat in-roof storage and an adjacent study or fifth bedroom with a walk-in storage cupboard and split system air conditioner makes this whole upper level a truly versatile area.
The property enjoys optimum orientation commanding the best views, solar exposure and natural ventilation. Ideally sited on the northern side of a gentle ridge, the slightly elevated property embraces naturally cooling north-easterly breezes.
Divided into three sections, the almost four acre property has a large, secure paddock, enclosed orchard and landscaped house yard.
Town water supply and a bio-cycle treatment system means reduced reliance on collected tank water for the gardens.
Brandy Hill is a family friendly, semi-rural community about 20 minutes from Maitland, 10 minutes from Morpeth and half an hour from Newcastle.
This magnificent property is now about to change hands for the very first time, arrange an inspection today to experience this exceptional property for yourself.
SMS 14Werai to 0428 166 755 for a link to the on-line property brochure
- Formal Entry
- Open Fireplace
- Built In Robes
- High Ceilings
- Air Conditioning
- Pay TV Cable/Sat
- Three Phase Power
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- In Ground Swimming Pool
- Water Tank
- Electric Hot Water