PEACEFUL SANCTUARY WITH ROOM FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Custom-designed and quality built prestige home to last a lifetime, this attractive home with six-bedrooms, three-bathrooms and double car garage property offers a versatile mix of indoor and outdoor living zones that provide space for every member of the family.
Set 25m back from the road down a sweeping driveway, this north facing Stibbard Home has been ideally positioned to maximise the space and privacy offered by this leafy one acre landscaped block.
A formal curved driveway features a mix of large established trees which conceal the front of the house from Hilldale Drive, making it feel a world away from suburbia.
The soft creamy coloured render and light grey Colorbond roof gently blend the home’s facade into the surrounding landscape, allowing the natural beauty of the deciduous trees to take centre stage.
A stately double door entry with decorative stained glass panels is a stylish focal point on the wide front porch, providing access into the formal foyer.
Every last detail has been carefully considered during the design of this house, with a double door coat cupboard on one wall of the foyer typical of the generous and well positioned storage spaces integrated into almost every room.
The foyer opens onto to the main hallway, which runs the length of the split-level ranch-style house, separating the elevated bedroom section from the living areas below.
Clever design elements such as the use of plantation shutters in several internal walls and a wider than usual hallway to the left of the entry ensure the hall retains a feeling of space, while the rich hues of the Tasmanian oak timber floorboards also provide an aesthetic lift.
A warm colour palette of cream and beige contrasted by injections of crisp white elements such as subway tiles, gloss cabinetry and the plantation shutters have been used effectively throughout the house to create a modern interior style that feels both sophisticated and comfortable.
The grand master suite is located to the right of the foyer at the end of the hallway, while another four bedrooms are positioned at the opposite end of the house, creating a sense of separation between the parents’ and children’s sleeping quarters.
The sixth bedroom is located in a newer extension at the western end of the house, which was built in 2008 and is currently being used as an Airbnb. This space also includes an ensuite with floor to ceiling tiles, a combined living and dining room with Blackbutt timber flooring and a full kitchen, and could be suitable as a guest’s retreat or for use with extended family.
The master suite in the main house is a large and sumptuous space, with room for an over-sized king bedroom setting. The adjoining ensuite features a host of luxury inclusions, from the on-trend white subway wall tiles to the wall hung double basin vanity with extra-deep storage drawers, as well as the large shower with frameless screen.
Clothes storage is also well catered for in the master suite, with a generously-sized walk-in wardrobe fitted out with dust-proof wire shelving.
All of the bedrooms in the house feature brushed aluminium ceiling fans to help keep things cool in summer, while a Daikin ducted air conditioning system and fan-forced gas fireplace ensure the home remains comfortable year round.
The home’s multiple living spaces are all located on the lower level of the split-level design, with soaring raked ceilings throughout this section enhancing its sense of spaciousness.
A beautiful yet functional kitchen is at the heart of the home, with 20mm granite benchtops and white polyurethane shaker-style cabinetry creating a smooth, clean, contemporary aesthetic.
Quality integrated appliances and ample storage cupboards and drawers add to the practicality of the kitchen, while an island bench and breakfast bar in the middle of the space help to direct the foot traffic between the combined formal lounge and dining room on one end and the open plan casual dining and living area at the other.
The recessed gas fireplace is the hero of the casual living area, providing both a stunning focal point in between the handy built-in cabinets and shelving, as well as an effective source of heat in the cooler months of the year.
A cosy media room located adjacent to this living area can be closed off with double timber panel doors to create a separate entertaining zone, while both areas provide access through sliding doors to the L-shaped rear verandah.
Featuring a hardwood timber deck, UV filtered blinds, ceiling fans and LED lights, the verandah is the ideal place to relax or entertain in any weather.
A ducted rangehood and combined gas barbecue and fridge unit create the ideal outdoor kitchen space at one end of the deck, with plenty of room for alfresco dining as well as a lounge setting.
A short trip down several steps takes you into the large backyard, which offers a natural wonderland of trees, hedges and undergrowth for children to explore, while extensive landscaping on all sides of the house ensure it is easy and relatively quick to maintain with a ride-on mower.
The property has been meticulously planted out with a range of large trees including liquid amber, flowering ash, Chinese tallow, Japanese maple and Chinese pistachio, with photina and groundcover helping to provide both privacy from the neighbours and a delightfully leafy landscape that changes with the seasons.
An orchard on the eastern side of the house provides a ready harvest of oranges, lemons, mandarins and limes, while a series of raised garden beds at the north western side of the property are ideally placed for a vegetable patch.
A row of native grasses and clipped hedges soften the appearance of the fencing around the sparkling Compass in-ground pool, which with underwater and garden lighting remains a magnificent feature of the backyard both day and night.
The inclusion of several seating areas around the yard, including a powered cabana at the rear of the property overlooking the fibreglass frog pond, allows you to fully make use of and enjoy every corner of the one acre allotment.
The house itself has also being designed to maximise the space created by the sloping block, with a workshop and storage area underneath the eastern end of the house. These open through to an underground wine cellar, which stays cool year round due to its subterranean position and bessa block walls. Located in a quiet Cul-de-sac location the property offers a peaceful lifestyle yet only 7 minutes from Maitland CBD.
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- Rumpus Room
- Wine Cellar
- Formal Entry
- Built In Robes
- High Ceilings
- Air Conditioning
- Ducted Vacuum
- Outdoor Entertaining Area
- Fully Fenced
- In Ground Swimming Pool
- Water Tank
- Solar Hot Water