This house is not merely a home. It is a story. Nestled in a lovely, quiet neighbourhood, overlooking hundreds of acres of farmland, Ardwell Cottage presides over 2 x half acre approx. allotments that are yours to enjoy or invest in. This is an immensely valuable purchase.
The home was designed by Sigmund, son of Justus Jorgensen, the famous founder of Monstalvat in Eltham. Its architecture was inspired by the buildings of Eltham's iconic artists' estate, with high walls and cathedral ceilings. It was designed for the original owners to live openly and paint. A pitched roof, spacious mezzanine, and large open fireplace are just some of the purposeful design features of this home.
The home is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, mezzanine study, open plan lounge / dining, and kitchen. Features include premium Falcon oven, hardwood floorboards, wood heater, and aforementioned fireplace. The home's many windows let in a soft illumination rather than a harsh glow.
The character features of this home are second to none in their artistry and class. The main posts are recycled piers, sourced from Melbourne Port Authority-you may even see a few small sea shells attached if you inspect closely. Eltham-town's influence can be seen in the rustic atmosphere of the mudbricks, which were handmade at Monstalvat and carted up the original dirt road, 42 at a time. This is truly a home from a bygone era. The floor boards are rare kauri timber from New Zealand, and the high cathedral ceiling is lined with Oregon. The kitchen bench is fashioned from a six-metre-wide railway platform, and the bathroom is lightened by beautiful white marble.
The property is divided into 2 Township Zone titles, meaning that you could construct a single dwelling on the adjacent lot for family or lucrative investment. This separate title is absorbed into the very reasonable price of the property as a whole.
The second title also has a groundwater bore, providing unlimited fresh water to the property.
Other vital infrastructure includes the property's storage sheds and fenced pens for animals or pets.
Do not miss out on one of the best properties on the market in Kinglake.
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