Remarkable Country-Style Home
When ‘Wirepe’ was originally built in 1893 it was set amongst acreage and orchards. Now, 120 years later, it maintains that country estate feel resting on an impeccably maintained and private 1818sqm block.
Enjoying a north-facing aspect, this rambling and beautiful homestead is a peaceful family home. Set well back from the road amongst park-like grounds, it has a proud heritage displaying over-height ceilings, original fireplaces and Kauri floorboards.
As you enter the property a French-inspired gravel courtyard welcomes with its original Anduze fountain. This north-facing garden room serves the kitchen and al fresco dining area and also introduces the main entrance of the house. French doors from reception rooms and bedrooms lead onto deep, sandstone-flagged verandahs which overlook the level lawn, sunny gardens and the fully-tiled north-facing pool.
Very much a home for the entertainer the unique yet generous floorplan displays beautiful open-plan living areas, an elegant lounge, sprawling great room with formal dining, large family room and a teen retreat.
At the heart of the home is the French country-style kitchen featuring limestone heated floors, an oak and Carrara marble island, antique mirrored splashback, and butler’s sink. The free-standing commercial-grade Italian double oven with gas cook-top will impress the chef as will the walk-in pantry, home office and casual living and dining. Step out through French doors to the north facing garden courtyard.
Accommodation options are impressive and include five full-sized bedrooms with plentiful options for further bedrooms. The master bedroom is a sanctuary of peace and light featuring an over-sized window seat, private dressing room and ensuite bathroom.
The beautiful main bathroom features a cast iron bath, heated Moroccan tiled floor and imported cabinetry. Upstairs offers a flexible floor-plan with more bedrooms and a teenage retreat. A blank canvas, the space opens to a huge walk-in attic, with ample storage options.
Boasting double brick construction, extras include central gas heating, internal access from the double lock up garage and additional parking for three more vehicles.
Adjacent to Warrawee railway station enjoying easy access to leading schools and the CBD.