26 Marshall Avenue,
“Bayley Park”A spectacular and imposing steel-framed sandstone-coloured brick home set on 1.92 hectares (approx.) of prime gently-sloping Macedon land is easily accessed via two separate entrances off Marshall Avenue, the main entrance with its stone gates featuring a pleasant winding driveway through the lovely eastern gardens. The western entrance takes the visitor to the rear gardens and the associated excellent shedding with garaging sufficient for at least 2 extra vehicles.
This 5 bedroom home exudes quality in its construction and features many large and charming living spaces – the home is an entertainer’s delight.
The right wing of the home features a vast main bedroom complex with its superb ensuite, its massive WIR, its parents’ retreat or study and its adjacent billiards room with bar.
Close to the lovely welcoming foyer is a greeting room plus a formal lounge room with open fire and lovely views over the eastern gardens. An impressive music/soiree/entertaining room is centrally located with access to the rear covered veranda with its lovely views to the western gardens.
The entertainer’s kitchen features oak cupboards, 5 burner gas stove, St George ovens, stone benches and is complemented by a large butler’s pantry with its separate electric hot plate and oven plus ample cupboard space. A large laundry is situated nearby.
The eastern wing of the home begins with a wonderful and welcoming stately library with built-in bookshelves, attractive views to the surrounding gardens plus combustion heater – a marvellous space to sit and relax. 4 generous bedrooms sit within this wing all with WIRs, two with a shared ensuite along with a separate bathroom, a separate toilet and powder room. An attic-style room is an ideal teenager’s retreat and allows easy access into the roof space. This wing of the house concludes with a double lock-up garage with internal access into the home, a home with a variety of well-placed and ample cupboards throughout.
Outside, the eastern gently-sloping gardens feature a dam, many fine botanically-interesting trees and shrubs, a winding driveway and ample parking for many cars. The western gardens are more structured, with trellis-draped climbing wisteria, a rose garden, fountain, potting complex, a variety of exotic shrubs and trees, some fruit trees, a cubby house and large lock-up garage/shed complex.
The property is currently tenanted by Ohana Healing and Wellness Centre ($1567 per week) on a month-by-month basis.
Grand in its proportions, this home is a tribute to its builders and gardeners – a beautifully-built residence in very attractive grounds.