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“A Sustainable Villa : to nurture family life, horses, vines and more”
Offered for the first time, this much-loved family home of 39 years presents a rare opportunity to invest in yourself and your loved ones. This charming property has a distinct provincial European feel, transporting you away from the hustle and bustle.
It took the owner builders of this mudbrick beauty three years to handcraft. In the first year, weekends were dedicated to handmaking the 3,500 mudbricks that are its bones. Each year thereafter, the husband and wife team took on a new project. What you see today is the fruits of their labour and the love that has been imprinted on both the home and its 20-acre surrounds deliver a truly remarkable experience. The family has long had a mantra 'the villa provides', and does it ever!
Displaying character and charm at every turn, the three-bedroom residence plus study blends thoughtful architecture with eclectic and natural finishes. A sense of space and warmth is created by the beautiful timber lined cathedral ceilings. Painted brick and natural wood throughout give the home its earthy feel. The floorplan provides for the many needs of a growing family; a formal dining room and separate sitting room encourage quality and quiet time with loved ones while the large living space would be ideal as a loungeroom or playroom. The generous sized bedrooms enjoy access to a wraparound veranda via beautiful wooden French doors and are serviced by a central elegant bathroom that blends old and new finishes; a divine clawfoot bath sits under the window with garden views and there is a stepless shower.
Wooden and mudbrick walls co-exist with timber benchtops bringing character to the large well-equipped kitchen with abundant storage and central island bench. You will enjoy preparing a range of slow cooked dishes with spoils from your garden using the Rayburn combustion oven while a gas stove offers modern convenience.
Heating is hydronic and a charming Scandinavian Jotul wood heater is a warm winter feature of the formal sitting room. Due to its thermal properties, the home remains cool in summer and this is supported by evaporative cooling.
Stunning feature floor tiles throughout are sympathetic to Yandoit's Swiss-Italian gold rush history.
The lime washed residence sits high and proud with views of a meticulously designed and nurtured garden. The undercover alfresco area enjoys dappled shade in summer and beautiful winter sun. A Roman influenced outdoor kitchen, including pizza oven, circular seating and tranquil water feature is an entertaining centrepiece.
The property showcases an incredible mix of formal English gardens, lawns and open spaces, Mediterranean olives groves and dry-stone walls and steps (the stone quarried from the property). Harvest grapes from the mature vineyard and bottle your own pinot noir, shiraz or merlot to be stored in the stone cellar. Beautifully crafted monuments and mosaics are thoughtfully positioned throughout.
An enormous netted garden is bursting with produce; pears, apples, plums, numerous berries, tomatoes, asparagus, artichokes (and the list goes on). Seven fully fenced paddocks with water to each, stables and a dressage arena is set up for (but not limited to) horse enthusiasts. The undulating landscape also features rustic bushland that attracts regular wildlife visitors.
Equipped with 20 solar panels (with 11Kwatt inverter), three water tanks holding 10,000 gallons and two dams with pumps to gardens, you will live a charmed life off grid. A large shed is ideal for securing additional vehicles, machinery and tools.
This incredible lifestyle property enjoys total seclusion and privacy yet is only a peaceful 15-minute drive to Daylesford and Castlemaine, (Castlemaine linked with the V/Line train services connecting you directly to Melbourne). The time has come to pass this unique property onto a new family to enjoy all it has to offer.
• Spacious Mudbrick 3 bed, 1 study, 1 bath
• Horse Stables & Equestrian Arena
• Lawns, Hedges, Flowers, Edible Gardens
• Vineyard, Stone Cellar & Potting Shed
• 20 Acres w/ 7 Fenced Paddocks,2 Dams
• Alfresco w Pizza Oven, Garden Rooms
• Provincial Mosaic Walls & Monuments
• Sustainable Off Grid Living
• Easy Access to Daylesford, Castlemaine, Ballarat, Bendigo and Melbourne
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