“The House Above The Clouds”
On a warm summer's night, the sun sets between the Dandenong Ranges & Melbourne CBD as you relax in your elevated spa bath, which is clearly the centerpiece of your private ensuite, located in the master suite. As night falls, you admire the sweeping sunset views over Melbourne whilst closing the bi-fold doors to your balcony and settle into bed in this grand & majestic home above the clouds, rightly dubbed 'Machu Picchu'.
Designed & built by the Master Builder & owner-occupier Anton Engelmayer, this award winning home has featured in multiple national publications including Best Houses Australia & Best Abodes, and has made various appearances on TV. Having been crowned the 'Best Sustainable Home' in the Master Builders Association Awards, this home truly sets the standard for new age living.
Filled with an endless list of features you won't find anywhere else, this home is as unique as they come. Nothing characterises the home better than what lies in the heart of it; a large exposed granite thermal mass wall that absorbs & radiates heat throughout the day, regulating the temperature of the home naturally. Known as 'the home with a green heart', everything has been built around sustainable & low-omission, yet comfortable & modern living.
Built with a commercial aspect in mind too, this home provides plentiful accommodation across 6 bedrooms, with the owner's original vision to eventually turn the home into a boutique hotel. Presenting a cinema, office, salon, cellar holding 1000 bottles, and lift access, an abundance of design choices have been made to provide the opportunity to commercialize this property. Further plans are already on the table for the prospective buyer's consideration if they wish to pursue them, including a possible rooftop infinity pool.
A home that can't be so easily summarized, one must see the property for themselves to really feel the gravity of 'Machu Picchu'. From its indoor plant wall featuring rare flora, to the rooftop garden with panoramic views, this home is an experience in itself.
Nestled amongst nature, this home lies at the gateway to the Dandenong Ranges national park, just moments away from the popular 'Thousand Steps' & many more walking trails. For those seeking synergy with the earth, there's no better locale. You're also moments away from the conveniences offered by Upper Ferntree Gully Train Station, local shopping on Burwood Highway, and more.
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