‘Illira’ is all about lifestyle. From the moment you walk into this property, you are graced with clever design and meticulous finishes.
Situated in Mount Macedon, the house is accessed through impressive remote controlled entry gates and long private driveway. The home is elevated and looks over the established garden with views toward Melbourne. It is no wonder that this was the site that former Prime Minister – Sir Robert Menzies and other notable Melbourne identities called home.
The home is entered via a wide sandstone entry hall leading to a gourmet kitchen, equipped with an Esse 1400mm gas/electric and wood fired cooker, granite benches and large walk-in pantry – this kitchen creates a culinary haven for the enthusiastic family cook or chef. The sitting room has high ceilings, open fireplace and picture perfect windows with hypnotising views to Melbourne. Beyond is the dining room with sliding doors leading to the alfresco area, office, laundry and drying room. The large master bedroom is designed as a retreat and includes day bed, raked ceiling, open fireplace, ensuite and walk-in-robe with abundant shelving and drawer space.
The property boasts a further four bedrooms, bathroom plus Jack and Jill bathroom, conservatory, rumpus room, two car integrated large garage and mud room. In all – 703m2 of formal and informal spaces.
Downstairs, the entertainment level comprises of a library with built in book shelves, theatre room, billiard room, fully service bar, 1400mm open fireplace, a 2500 bottle wine cellar and large storage area. The house is fully serviced with hydronic and under floor heating, ducted air conditioning, double glazed windows throughout, internet, ducted vacuum system, security cameras plus CBUS lighting and intercom.
The exterior of this home is equally as impressive. The stables are now an entertainment area and include an outdoor fireplace, pizza oven, gas BBQ, heating, waterfall feature, barn doors and paved floors. There is a separate self-contained one bedroom studio situated privately away from the main house. Further outbuildings include a woodshed, two car garage/shed with bedroom, fireplace, shower room and security. The property also provides 3 phase power.
The garden is well serviced by several water tanks with a total holding capacity of 220,000 litres, mains water, a spring water license, fully fenced tennis court and entertainment gazebo with BBQ and lighting. This property consists of 2.8ha of pristine natural forest and 1.2ha of formal and informal woodland gardens with many established deciduous and native trees.
‘Illira’ is located in a historically , culturally and environmentally rich and diverse region with a wonderful sense of community. Mt Macedon is known for its fresh and purifying air, grand estates and cottages and has the largest collection of 19th century gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. Within minutes you are spoilt with an abundance of sights and delights including historic townships and hamlets, galleries, award winning wineries, distilleries and artisan produce. The local area also provides for all levels of education.
Melbourne CBD is a short 50 minute drive and Tullamarine Airport just 35 minutes. Freeway access, good roads and train services to Melbourne and regional centres are close by.
‘Illira’ is a Mount Macedon lifestyle property without peer. Escape the city for the perfect contemporary country life.
For further information or to arrange a private inspection, please contact Dominic Romeo on – 0438 500 277 or email email@example.com