This ornate heritage weatherboard retains all the romance of the Federation era and offers the bed and breakfast charm of a master bedroom retreat with verandah overlooking the Dandenong Hills. Stunning leadlight features, lots of brass light switches and power points with window box seats which capture the classical detail of yesteryear in this magnificent, almost century old masterpiece, set on more than a quarter of an acre of fragrant cottage gardens. Spacious living areas include the formal lounge with open fireplace and bay window, a majestic dining room with a recessed ceiling dome, rumpus and a family room under character vaulted ceilings opening to the back patio. As the centerpiece of the casual living section, a rustic galley kitchen comes with a British made Falcon double oven including a wok burner stove top, a custom crafted walk-in pantry with easy viewing out to the meandering brick garden paths around the pool. There is a fully fitted separate laundry and the two bathrooms have been fully updated in keeping with the vintage charm, the main including a roll top clawfoot bath. Outside, the garden has been landscaped for relaxation and exploration with an in-ground pool, a veggie garden, potting shed and a versatile hobby studio or cubby perfectly positioned under the shade of the giant oak tree. A lower level solid brick extension off the living area has plumbing and a sink already installed as it was originally the laundry and now offers options for a home office, 4th bedroom or separate living wing for the inter-generational family – sequestered in its own corner alongside the garage for privacy. A variety of heating and cooling options with 10 solar panels offer you choice, cost savings and efficiency with allergy-friendly hydronic heating, evaporative cooling, and two wall-mounted reverse cycle air conditioners. The supremely elegant ‘Hilltop Cottage’ is set in the coveted Vermont Primary School & Vermont Secondary College zones, and offers the promise of country style living in the leafy heart of Vermont.
Terms: 10% Deposit, Balance 60/90 days