133 Benson Road,
Gisborne South, VIC
“Pindara” - Stylish and Luxurious Comfort for the Growing FamilyThe ultimate in lifestyle living and spectacular views to Melbourne are part and parcel of this magnificently renovated and welcoming 6 bedroom plus office homestead set on 20 acres (approx.)
Privately positioned along a sweeping driveway, the beautiful homestead with its surrounding wide and welcoming verandahs, was designed by Kathryn Mills and renovated comprehensively and fastidiously by quality builders Layton Homes in 2011. The modern country property offers the highest quality fixtures and fittings throughout the home, and features 5 generously-proportioned family bedrooms, all with BIR’s and serviced by two modern bathrooms. The master bedroom with WIR is nicely separated and boasts a modern ensuite and tranquil long views. The children will love the “hidden” cupboard linking two of the bedrooms.
There is a lovely variety of living and entertaining spaces, as well as formal and informal dining areas within this fabulous, light-filled home. A massive, bright gourmet kitchen with SMEG appliances and huge island bench also features plenty of cupboard space, and a wealth of quality fittings and fixtures. A servery window from the kitchen links the outside and allows for ease of access to the inbuilt BBQ where you can enjoy the magnificent eastern and south eastern views. A children’s play room with two in-built desks, a perfect fully-fitted home office and wine/storage room complete the internal floor plan of this warm and welcoming entertainer’s home. Zoned Fujitsu split system air conditioning and heating plus a cosy combustion heater in the main living room provide climate control throughout, and take care of the creature comforts.
Externally, there is a two-car carport and a well-fenced front paddock with large dam, ideal for a pony or two. Nearby is the large and lockable shed with concrete floor and power which provides excellent storage for mowers and sundry equipment and is currently used as a workshop.
The piece-de-resistance is the award-winning tennis court and cricket complex which sits proudly near the house. Flood-lit at night, the proportions are larger than standard and with its very own pavilion/guest accommodation/studio (with kitchenette and powder room), the practicality of this asset more than meets the needs of various family members and their guests.
The Sue Meli-designed gardens surrounding the house are superbly manicured and feature some peaceful islands of tranquillity, lovely fruit trees, delightful maturing Mt Fuji trees, a Wisteria walk, stone retaining walls and sawn bluestone stairs (Victoria Rock Work) . An extensive Rainbird watering system and a prolific bore are further important improvements to this marvellous property.
The property is a lovely 50/50 mix (approx.) of cleared land and native woodland with an abundance of native wildlife and flora depending on the time of year.
Unsurpassed views is the icing on the cake of this rare and special offering, and constantly delight the eye, especially at dusk and at night when a veritable fairy land of twinkling lights is revealed. The very private and spectacular location is superbly positioned in relation to the airport, Calder freeway to Melbourne or Bendigo and the well-appointed township of Gisborne, and is a must-see property.