Inspiring sublime family living and grand scale entertaining in a tranquil, natural environment, this unique and captivating Rye wonderland sprawling over one and a half acres (6121sqm approx.) is cradled in a region rich in golf courses, hot springs and wineries between the Bay and the Back Beach.
A sweeping driveway cuts through exquisite, landscaped gardens lush in native moonahs, vibrant exotics and mass plantings of robust ground covers, culminating in a turning circle in front of the picture-perfect double-storey cedar home. Surrounded by alfresco decks and patio areas, including a courtyard spa, the interiors of the charming main residence feature lime-washed pine-lined walls, beamed ceilings, a mezzanine, and lead-light attic windows. A gleaming central kitchen adjoins the ground-level living and dining area with gas log fireplace and a garden outlook. Also on this level is a second living area, guest bedroom, and master suite with living/dressing area, built-in robes, ensuite bathroom and box bay window. Upstairs are 2-3 open plan bedroom spaces and mezzanine retreat area plus study.
An expansive manicured lawn area separates the main house from the character-filled self-contained barn, which doubles as an entertainment venue, having hosted many musical events and several weddings. The barn features a bar-deck, platform-stage and enough space to host community concerts. The barn's rustic upstairs loft space sleeps up to ten, and there are full kitchen facilities, plus an outdoor shower and firepit area, set in one of various, tranquil 'garden room' spaces. The expansive gardens, which are a magnet for local bird life, are efficiently maintained by solar powered automated bore water irrigation system.
This truly unique and inspiring property is located an easy 15-minute stroll to the sands of Rye front beach, in a peaceful coastal neighbourhood, away from the hustle and bustle, and just minutes to the Back Beaches, hot springs, and all the wonderful amenities and attractions of the southern Peninsula.