This solid brick, European inspired two storey home has some of the best views in Castlemaine. With views from every living room and bedroom over old Castlemaine, the Diggings nature park or across to Campbells Creek and distant mountains there is always something to catch your eye all year round.
Drive up the bitumen driveway to the paved circular driveway around the large cast bronze three level fountain surrounded by a large fish pond with resident gold fish. The garden not only looks great but is productive, consisting of easy-care fruiting trees: five Fuji apples, two Feijoas, Guava, Pomegranate, Loquat, Lemon, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Peach, two Plums, Quince, Apricot, Cherry, Medlar, Mulberry and a Fig tree.
Entry is through the large lounge into the spacious open plan downstairs. There is a great storage cupboard built in the corner currently being used as a wine cellar and another Harry Potter room under the stairs. The dining room has plenty of room for entertaining and magnificent views out over the town. A mains gas space heater plus underfloor heating keeps the home snug through the winter months. Floors are easy maintenance dark parquetry and the windows are wrapped in heavy drapes suspended on polished cedar rods.
The family dining area opens out through linen drapes to a massive covered wooden deck measuring 9 by 4 metres. The magnificent views from here are best appreciated with a wine or beer in one hand and a BBQ steak in the other. The perfect spot to relax with family and friends. The deck area is topped with a 4.8kw solar system which really helps with the power bills!
The modern kitchen is just waiting for you to practice your chef skills! The 900 mm SMEG cooktop and oven sits wrapped in polished granite bench tops and splash backs. All cupboards and drawers have the warm glow of Tasmanian Oak with soft touch opening. Theres a Bosch dishwasher and room for a large family size refrigerator and a pantry cupboard big enough to feed them all.
Light and spacious, the family room (which also takes in views over the town) features a serving bar through to the kitchen, topped with a massive red gum slab. The double-sided glass cupboards are a real feature above the servery. A new Mitsubishi split system reverse cycle air conditioner keeps the timber floored room at the right temperature. The family room opens to a rear verandah as well as the carport. A rainwater tank just outside the door is handy for kitchen use.
The downstairs fourth bedroom could also be used as a home office or even a consulting room. It adjoins the large service area which incorporates a big modern bathroom decorated with funky mosaic walls certainly a talking point with visitors!
Upstairs there are three massive bedrooms the Master bedroom looks out over the heritage part of town to the Post Office tower and church spires as well as the Diggings Nature Park. This room has two built in mirror fronted robes and is en-suite to the main bathroom. Bedroom two takes in long views over the town plus the trees of Campbells Creek you can catch glimpses of the steam train as it meanders into town. Bedroom three has large built in robes and views over the grassy hills (often dotted with kangaroos) above Campbells Creek. All are fully carpeted with new Axminster carpet and new heavy lined curtains to all windows keeping light and unwanted temperature variations under control. Each of the upstairs bedrooms has a Daikin split system reverse cycle air conditioner. The large upstairs bathroom features a two-person spa bath.
Outside there is ample shedding with a large garage with room for two cars plus workshop benches already in place. It is adjoined by a long carport suitable for a boat or trailers or more cars. Plus there is another carport adjacent the office room great for bringing in the shopping.
The back yard has more fruit trees and six wicking bed vegetable gardens serviced by a garden tool shed and rainwater tank. The very front section of the property comprises 700 sq m of native bushland and is a perfect spot to relax on one of the swings or outdoor seats with the Crimson Rosellas in the trees above.
This spacious family home has all modern conveniences, is walking distance to a kindergarten, is on the school and local bus route and only 1.6 km to the local supermarket in central Castlemaine.
Castlemaine has become a destination of choice being less than 90 minutes from Melbourne. Tullamarine Airport is also easily accessible at only an hour away and a VFT services the town with over 20 trains per day. The region boasts an array of delights and experiences including the Harcourt Valley Wine region, apple orchards, numerous art galleries, studios, markets, specialty automotive cluster, gourmet food and award-winning restaurants, cafes, heritage railway, cycle and nature trails, botanic gardens, charming heritage buildings including a scattering of historic hamlets and the famous listed township of Maldon. Bendigo and Daylesford are also within a picturesque 30 minute drive.
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