1 Aringa Court,
Luxurious designer residence.With sweeping garden perspectives and serene views towards the Dandenongs, this locally famed and luxurious sanctuary is dedicated to exemplary family living and entertaining, set amid other prestigious properties within a highly coveted court only moments from Heathmont Village.
Poised behind a private fence with electric front gate, this sprawling clinker-brick residence amasses a picturesque 2651.30m2 (approx.) allotment, encircled by meticulous landscaping and lush rolling lawns – the feeling of seclusion is complete.
Designed and constructed by highly esteemed architects Chancellor and Patrick, this stunning 1963 property was renowned for being the family home of cartoonist WEG. Reminiscent of the design principles inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian house, this meticulously-presented home perfectly harmonises the retained original features of its modernistic era with luxurious materials and textures of today.
The architect’s signature styling includes a beauteous collaboration of exposed brick and soothing timbers. The home also makes the most of its northern orientation, in addition to large cantilevered overhangs that create passive solar heating and natural cooling. Defined by its eye-catching linear design and emphasis on providing voluminous light-filled spaces with clean flowing lines framing expanses of glass, a strong visual connection between the interior and exterior is an important characteristic of this modernist showpiece. Furthermore, the designers cleverly employed the concept of seamless transitioning of materials from within the home to the exterior.
The flawless connection between the grand porte-cochere and the portico entry effortlessly leads guests into the sophisticated interior, offering a remarkable first impression. The formal lounge presents a warm and embracing ambience, featuring an open fireplace, original parquetry floor, pendant lighting and unhindered sight lines to the sparkling in-ground swimming pool and spa. The family room is equally elegant and like the lounge, expands outdoors to a vast entertaining area capable of accommodating large gatherings. Visually inspiring, the timber-lined cathedral ceiling and butt-joint glazings create a charming interplay of light and space and are spread throughout the residence.
Sleek and highly functional, the kitchen has been thoughtfully renovated to reflect today’s contemporary styling. However, the designer’s initial vision has remained intact by cleverly retaining a section of cupboards in order to showcase some of the original detail. The combining of old and new creates a surprisingly cohesive look and now comes fully appointed with a stainless steel electric oven, ceramic stove, abundant storage and breakfast bar. The design also affords ample prep space, making it a pleasure to work in.
There is a great sense of flow and connectivity throughout the house. The highly functional floorplan places the living areas at one end while the sleeping accommodation and amenities are at the other. All three bedrooms feature triple built-in robes while the study/optional fourth bedroom enjoys the benefit of an external entry. Spectacular panoramas of the gardens are afforded from every bedroom, capturing a retreat-style atmosphere.
Both bathrooms and powder room have been stylishly updated with sensitivity to the home’s original design. The merging of on-trend mosaic tiled backsplash with contrasting floor and wall tiles work perfectly against the organic backdrop of timber and exposed brick. The employment of stylish wall-hung vanities and sleek black square profile tapware work together to create visual drama. The decadent bathrooms each provide a rain shower (one with shower over bathtub) and strike a perfect balance between luxury and practicality.
Key features of the home include: highly serviceable laundry, store room, Nobo panel heating, new carpet, salt-chlorinated swimming pool with adjoining sundeck and glass fence, security alarm system, extensive perimeter fencing, shed, double carport and abundant secure off-street parking. The property is protected by a Heritage Overlay, promising to accommodate for generations to come.
Sitting in the Ringwood Secondary College zone and located just a short walk from Heathmont Railway Station and Heathmont Village shops, this home occupies a prime position surrounded by full community amenities and convenience. Also within close proximity is Wombolano Park with playground, Heathmont East Preschool, Heathmont East Primary School, Great Ryrie Primary School, Tintern Grammar, Aquinas College, Aquanation and EastLink freeway.
This superior, uncompromising residence that has withstood the test of time has been carefully crafted to foster comfort, without forgoing aesthetics. An inspection is paramount to truly discern the magnitude of this rare lifestyle opportunity.