Rural for sale

354 Kiln Road,

Karrakup, WA

4 3 2

PRESENTING THE "JEWEL OF THE WEST" ...

THE ULTIMATE IN AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY LIVING!

This is a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to purchase a unique and irreplaceable estate which sits majestically on top of the Darling Scarp on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia commanding spectacular panoramic views to Perth City, Garden Island, Rottnest Island and the Indian Ocean. The owners are reluctantly offering to the market their most cherished possession, a property which they have meticulously created, nurtured and enjoyed for over 20 years.

The palatial limestone mansion of some 975sqm in size, is privately situated on a verdant 8.27ha allotment offering a lifestyle reserved for only the most discerning. Surrounded by 3 metre shady verandahs to the front and sides, it is perfectly located just 45 minutes to Perth City towards, the gateway to the renowned south west of the state and 35 minutes from Perth International Airport. A beautiful integrated octagonal gazebo is located on the north west corner of the home which offers a delightful place to enjoy a meal or merely share a glass of wine while looking towards the city to the north and appreciating the spectacular sunsets over the coastal plain to the west.

The home is nothing short of breathtaking. A masterpiece of quality and style it provides perfectly proportioned spacious living complimented by the finest handcrafted bespoke finishes. It is a combination of quarry cut Moore River limestone with a zincalume roof and extensive use of a variety of Australian timber which includes West Australian Jarrah and Victorian Ash. The formal areas are of the highest standard and with 3.3m to 4.5m high ceilings throughout the home, French washed walls and stunning 24 carat gold leaf details on the Victorian cornices and ceiling roses.

The workmanship throughout the home and garden is faultless and impeccable plus the unique and peaceful garden is a very special feature of this remarkable property. There are decorative ponds in front of the house, pleasant, shady picnic areas with mature signature trees and for those who yearn to be self-sufficient, a variety of organically grown herbs and produce are available for the kitchen.

With state forest and horse riding trails to the rear, the property enjoys an abundance of beautiful native birds, plus the kangaroos are regular visitors grazing out on the front lawn, so no matter the time of day, there is always something interesting to watch and enjoy.

More detailed features include:-

Ground Floor:-

Grand formal entry with traditional styled leadlight windows and timber flooring with a feature inlay of Sheoak, Jarrah Burl and Victorian Ash.

Elegant formal lounge and dining with open fireplace with bespoke fire place surround, designed and handcrafted with turned wood pedestals and bevelled mirrors. Leadlight windows compliment the French washed walls and 24 carat gold leaf details on the cornices and ceiling roses.

Dream chef’s kitchen with Italian granite bench tops, European appliances, a wood fired Metters stove, large stainless steel Smeg oven and hotplates, two separate double sinks and a central island bench compliments the built in jarrah furniture which has been especially designed and manufactured for the home. Leadlight water glass with decorative bevels in the overhead cupboards adds an old world charm not seen in the modern homes of today.

Huge walk-in pantry with access to the large sub floor limestone wine cellar which could accommodate 1500 bottles of wine.

Enormous open plan family/meals area with 3.5 metre ceilings.

Beautiful sunken north facing sunroom with sandstone flooring and 4.5 metre ceilings . It has tall glazed French doors and windows allowing in the warm winter sun but the two Golden Robinias growing just beyond the patio shade the room in summer.

A study/sewing room is located off the eastern side of the sunroom overlooking the garden.

The elegant master bedroom suite is of significant size as you would expect in a property of this scale, it has a large fully fitted jarrah walk-in-robe and direct access to the library.

The adjoining ensuite bathroom is filled with natural light and has an entry through a beautiful bespoke jarrah arched frame. The washstand vanity unit with English tiled top was designed and made especially for the home from old growth jarrah and imported chinaware from the USA, plus there is a claw foot bath and bidet. Strippled walls are highlighted with a domed ceiling with 24 carat gold on both beading and cornices.

Jarrah lined library with built in bookcases and roll top desk. The cornices and ceiling roses are marbled and highlighted with 24 carat gold foil. Adjoining the library is a reading tower which has views over the coastal plain.

Guest bathroom with slate shower, bespoke jarrah vanity and cedar lined sauna.

Separate toilet.

Walk in linen cupboard.

Huge laundry with double bowl sinks set into jarrah benches with solid jarrah cupboards and built in ironing board.

Private entry from the double garage and separate walk in storage for tools.

First Floor:-

Studio/theatre room/music room - accessed via a second jarrah staircase. Soundproofed to commercial standards with theatre screen installed.

Three enormous dormer style bedrooms which overlook the northern gardens, coastal plain and Perth City, each with its own large walk-in robe.

Large bathroom with marbled ceiling, claw foot bath, bespoke jarrah vanity with English tiles and Victorian style shower.

Separate toilet.

Spacious mezzanine living area with fitted library shelves accessed via the turned jarrah staircase.

Large walk-in storage room with built in shelving and access to the roof space.

Exterior:-

A sealed 800 metre driveway lined with plane trees, lavenders and West Australian grass trees winds gradually up through the extensive landscaped gardens to the front and rear of the home.

Sandstone patios are located off the family room and sunken sunroom.

Limestone studio/workshop (84sqm, 3 metre ceiling) with power and timber Structaflor (which could easily be converted to a caretaker’s cottage).

Enclosed organic vegetable garden built in a stone parterre style with central birdbath and wisteria and rose overed pergola entrances.

Organic herb garden.

Organic orchard filled with an abundance of mature fruit and nut trees.

Organic Olive Grove producing both oil and eating olives.

Chicken coop with high fenced yard.

Natural fresh water springs.

Entitled pumping rights from Lot 16.

Bore and automatic reticulation for the gardens.

360,000 litres of rain water storage for the home.

This timeless, sophisticated property boasts some of the state’s most beautifully balanced entertaining and living areas in harmony with its natural surrounds. If you are looking for a scenic, peaceful, country escape, there simply is no better place than this!

Call Kim Koch on 0407 777 923 for your private appointment to view.
Last updated: 01:08PM on Jul 13th 2018
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