39 Reserve Road,
Don Valley, VIC
Custom Built Homestead with Spectacular Views on 163 AcresThis beautifully designed 4 bedroom 2 bathroom homestead is in a league all of its own. Built in 2000, and newly painted it combines all the benefits of a modern build, with the character of colorbond feature walls, exposed timber beams and old brickwork, all bringing a rustic feel to the home. Generous room dimensions, with timber and concrete floors, and dramatic pitched ceilings are further enhanced by large picture windows filling the house with natural light and offering scenic views out across the property to the dramatic backdrop of Mt Donna Buang and the Great Dividing Range. Opportunities abound with approx 80 acres of cleared land, suitable for farming or viticulture, with six of the eight electric fenced paddocks, cattle yards and year round water supply from two creeks, two natural springs and a 1 megalitre dam. From its elevated position it offers total privacy, and yet is a mere 8kms from the nearest shop/pub, and 13 minutes drive to the conveniences of Yarra Junction.
As you enter through the gates and begin the winding drive on the all weather road through the property, the meandering approach affords wonderful glimpses through the trees as you cross over creeks, looking out over undulating paddocks. The house is situated approx 1km from the road and the stillness and sense of space is profound; it’s a nature lover’s paradise, with numerous tracks through acres of natural bush, an oasis of birdsong, with an extraordinary variety of birdlife and native animals.
The drive leads to a level house site, excavated to maximise the views, set away from the trees, affording a pretty country style garden. Superb top soil nourishes the large variety of fruit trees, including persimmon, fig, fejoa and citrus, thriving vegie gardens, and mature flower beds and lawn. The main entrance to the house is through a grand porch area, flanked by giant tree ferns, which doubles as a delightful shaded al fresco area, from which to enjoy entertaining with the amazing outlook to Mt Donna Buang.
Timber and glass French doors open into a good size hall, where your eye is immediately drawn to the feature walls of corrugated iron below the dado rail, deep timber framed windows and contemporary concrete floor. The house was purposefully designed with bedrooms in a separate wing to the right and the main open plan living area to the left of the entrance hall, both of which can be closed off preventing heat loss or noise. A further set of French doors open into the 10m2 open plan living area with stunning areas of inlaid floors of merbau and spotted blue gum, a soaring 5m pitched ceiling with exposed timber beams and post, ceiling fans for air flow and triple floor-to-ceiling picture windows capturing the stunning views. A large welcoming open fireplace radiates heat on a cold winter’s night, and is a feature of the room with its brick chimney breast and hearth, solid timber mantelpiece and timber lined walls below the dado. Solomit strawboard ceiling panels provide excellent insulation further reducing heating/cooling costs. In addition, the house is warmed in winter from the kitchen’s efficient Thermalux wood stove set against a brick feature wall, which can be used for cooking, as a hot water system, and also to vent heat through a ceiling cavity down to the bedrooms.
Overlooking the living area the stylish bespoke kitchen has a wall of Tassie oak cabinets providing excellent storage including deep drawers and a double pantry cupboard, ample timber benchtops, an island breakfast bar with black granite tops, electric Blanco oven and Westinghouse cooktop. A double sink looks out through windows to the rear garden and uphill to the dam and the ridgeline and double doors give access to the rear garden.
Off the entrance hall, is a spacious laundry with WC and double linen closet, opposite a large family bathroom with bath, corner shower and heat lamps for those cooler months. A rear door leads out to a covered veranda/porch mirroring the design of the front of the house.
Through into the carpeted bedroom wing, a hall leads down to the master bedroom and three large light-filled double bedrooms all enjoying tremendous views to the front or rear with BIRs, and the master bedroom has a spacious WIR, ensuite shower room with WC and corner vanity.
Outside, from the level gravel parking area the drive continues up to a large machinery shed with high clearance, ideal for high vehicles, with power and a mezzanine level for storage. A custom built merbau/iron shed complements the design of the homestead, and has a wood store to one side and a storage shed with concrete floor, glass door and window. Water is in plentiful supply with two water tanks continuously filled from the gravity fed springs that flow year round, two creeks that border the property and an endless supply of hot water from the system that holds 500L. A 1.5kw solar inverter and eight solar panels reduce energy bills as they feed back into the grid.
The elevated position this property commands, with such extensive views, and wineries and walking tracks on your doorstep, and its proximity to shops and schools of Yarra Junction and Healesville, make this an exceptional property for the discerning buyer.
Call to make your appointment today, because this gorgeous home on such good acreage won’t be on the market for long.