9 Baldwin Avenue, Upper Ferntree Gully Victoria 3156Sold
Original Character, Contemporary Appeal
House Sold - Upper Ferntree Gully Victoria
Thought to be around 130 years old, this incredible property on just over an acre has strong links to the area’s early pastoral history and has been lovingly maintained and updated with a seamless blend of original features and contemporary luxuries along with magnificent city views. Showcasing a traditional floorplan of formal and casual zones with authentic and earthy finishes such as hardwood and slate floors, picture windows, French doors, ceiling cornices, exposed brick and beams and unique textures – the home emanates an inviting warmth and provides a quality family lifestyle with plenty of room for children to thrive, a haven for hills’ lovers and others desiring a city escape.
With both family living and entertaining at its heart, the home features a large, open kitchen/meals which flows via French doors into huge wrap around verandas, providing a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living and a distinct sense of the elegance of a bygone era. The kitchen has been tastefully renovated while still showing pride in its history with the original wood oven working alongside a stainless steel five burner oven/cooktop, stylish timber benches, breakfast bar and dishwasher drawers. There is also a welcoming step-down lounge with a beautifully organic feel with cosy wood fire. Joining the two zones is a decadent wet bar which makes for effortless entertaining. Additionally, there is a grand formal dining room with original stone fireplace which could also be a second living zone with its own private alfresco deck.
The accommodation offering is enviable with two large bedrooms downstairs featuring their own exquisite stone fireplaces, high ceilings and original hardwood floors. Upstairs is a lavish master retreat with ensuite and a home office where you can enjoy glorious city and bay views. There is also a period style family bathroom with claw bath and brand-new renovated laundry.
The surrounding park-like grounds are magical with distinct walkways, water features, original drystone walls and lovingly created gardens you can easily wander and feel miles from anywhere or host wonderful gatherings with friends and family. There are also several large lawns and plenty of room for chooks and children to run free along with a uniquely designed creek that offers a serene spot to sit and enjoy the tranquil hum of flowing water. The grounds also comprise thriving veggie patches, a greenhouse and fruit trees.
A great sized shed will provide the ideal sanctuary for the handyman or car enthusiasts with power and dual roller door access and with the convenient circular drive that encases the entire home there is room for horse floats, trailers, caravans and multiple vehicles. Other extras include ducted heating and two split systems for seasonal comfort, two rainwater tanks and a fully fenced block.
Beautifully positioned at the foothills of the iconic Dandenong Ranges you can visit the charming hillside villages within minutes. You are also walking distance to the 1,000 Steps for those who like to keep fit or perhaps a latte is more your style at one of the many cafes in Upper Ferntree Gully. Buses, trains, supermarkets and cinemas are also within easy reach.
- 3 bed
- 2 bath
- Land is 0.46 hectare