$1,550,000 - $1,650,000
397 Bowles Road
Strathfieldsaye VIC 3551
The epitome of elegance and boasting a lifestyle of luxury, this magnificent homestead is a private oasis offering period charm, an abundance of space and acreage complemented by modern living delights in a highly-sought after location.
Beautifully restored with the utmost care and precision, ‘Dookie House’ is a reminder of the grace and splendour of Federation architecture. Circa 1909 and wrapped in a gorgeous wide verandah, the home sits on over six and a half glorious acres and boasts revived original features accompanied with all the modern conveniences to suit present day life.
Entering by an automatic gate with circular driveway and tranquil fountain, the home is surrounded by a manicured, landscaped garden designed to thrive throughout the seasons.
Greeted by the light-filled vestibule you are immediately embraced by the vastness of the 12ft ceilings, polished baltic pine floorboards, wide central hallway, stunning timber fretwork and large timber sash windows featuring intricate leadlighting.
The formal lounge features beautiful bay windows, wood heater and window seat. Freshly painted throughout, the sun-drenched living areas have an air of serenity. The country-style kitchen is immaculate with caesarstone benchtops, stainless steel oven, large pantry, glass cabinetry and a large, central island bench, and overlooks the open living and dining area. Ideal for a family, the home is wonderfully connected throughout, with rooms intertwined and linked together to bring the outside in. Complete with a swim spa, the magnificent sunroom with gabled ceiling is enclosed by large windows that blur the boundary between inside and out. A theatre room is found upstairs complete with Velux skylights and blockout blinds.
The large, master bedroom looks out to the wraparound verandah and includes a large walk-in robe and beautifully appointed ensuite with double shower. A further three, great-sized bedrooms, one with built-in timber bookcases and desk, make this home a wonderful hub for the family. The large main bathroom is centred around the bathtub with a large shower and vanity and laundry offering ample storage.
The verandah encompassing the home ensures there is a place to enjoy at any time of the day and follows around to the large, decked entertaining area at the rear of the property. Boasting a large dam, huge shed and separate double garage both with concrete and power, the property also has a large carport ideal for the caravan or boat. Paved walkways, secluded seating areas spotted throughout, and beautiful gardens add to the peaceful and tranquil lifestyle. With only a short drive to the heart of Strathfieldsaye and amenities, and approximately fifteen minutes to Bendigo CBD, the location is a perfect balance to enjoy both city and country life.
Additional features include;
3 x 22,500L water tanks