ARCHITECT DESIGNED, AWARD-WINNING HOME ON 2000M2
This property is a unique fusion of old and new. Designed by O'Connor Architects featuring a wave roof profile that accentuates the sculptural aspect of the new addition whilst sitting sublimely with the 1860's cottage in harmonious collaboration. The cottage has maintained its visual integrity when viewed from the road and surprises the visitor with the contemporary addition behind. This house has been designed to live in.
The house is located at the edge of the suburban/rural interface within the Daylesford town centre's easy walking distance with its café culture and retail outlets, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens and the famous Famous Arms Hotel. The new additions provide long views toward the town centre, and from the main bedroom, you can enjoy a view over the rolling farmland.
Two sheltered courtyards allow for easy outdoor living, one facing north with access to the meals area and the other overlooking the mature gardens with direct access to the dining/lounge area.
Containing three bedrooms, the main bedroom is on the upper level with an ensuite and a mezzanine view where the ceiling sweeps over the dining/lounge area. Two further bedrooms, one near the lounge and the other in the old 1860's cottage, plus a study area. Large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and adjacent meal area leading onto the side deck area. Open plan dining/lounge with a wood-burning heater. The dining room has a 2 stage 'window wall that slides back to give indoor/outdoor access to the huge rear deck – perfect for entertaining or just relaxing to take in the sunsets. Huge laundry/mudroom/storage area leading to the luxurious main bathroom.
The original cottage at the front has charming street appeal where the patina of age has been preserved. The contemporary rear addition has a rolling roof form with its smooth flowing shape and sculptural form.
Built by renowned local builder Ben Simms of Daylesford Builders - Winner of the Best Renovation/Addition 2008 for Western Victoria and finalist in the State Awards, this home will not disappoint.
It is surrounded by mature and leafy landscaped gardens with abundant productive fruit trees, vines, veggie patches and established garden beds. Hidden in the garden is a timber garage with a mezzanine level, and roof-mounted solar panels complete the picture.
Features include :
• 2000m2 block [approx.]
• Original 1860’s miner's cottage with a contemporary addition
• Double height lounge dining with a rolling curved roof form
• 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite plus study
• Luxury family bathroom, huge laundry/storage
• All town services connected plus 3 large roof water tanks
• A mature landscaped and productive garden
• Garage with concrete floor, mezzanine level, and roof-mounted solar panel