BUYERS may find this home somewhat familiar but it’s all for good reason – the majestic Dalkeith residence was featured previously on Channel 7’s Australia’s Best Homes.
Built by Oswald Homes in 2014 on a 815sq m block, the French provincial-inspired residence was designed to cater to evolving family life, with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two additional powder rooms.
“The finishes and attention to detail are outstanding,” the owners said.
“The formal rooms make entertaining easy and the outdoor area is great in the summer for a barbecue.
“Our favourite place is the open-plan dining/kitchen with sitting room – the room is bright and warm and we spend all of our time there.”
Past the arbour and into the welcoming foyer, there is a palatial 626sq m of floor area spread across three levels with living spaces on every floor, including a temperature-controlled cellar with cultured stone walls in the basement.
The entry level is a sprawling collection of formal and casual living areas, starting with a library just off the entry and a formal dining room opposite the staircase.
Central to the floor plan is the free-flowing sun-bathed family/dining/kitchen space affectionately named the “Great Room”. This extends out to the alfresco entertaining area, with a dining space next to the fully equipped built-in outdoor kitchen and an intimate sitting area under the pergola.
The main kitchen is a masterclass in traditional, old-world European charm, from the American white oak benchtops to the very practical scullery with a walk-in pantry and an additional induction cooktop.
The master suite is designed to epic proportions, with an extra-large bedroom, a fully fitted walk-through dressing room and an ensuite with freestanding bath, double vanity units, a double-sized shower and a separate toilet.
On the first floor are three huge minor bedrooms, including two with walk-in robes and another with its own ensuite – perfect as a guest suite.
Finishing off this level is a central lounge room and a private den that can easily be converted into a home office.
No residence of this calibre would be complete without a gas-heated pool with water feature, and luxury finishes such as soaring ceilings, travertine tiles and white American oak flooring. n