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The former Lloyd’s Nursery, which supplied unique flora for the parliamentary avenues of Canberra, has been transformed into a spectacular French formal garden estate – a ‘Grand Designs’ showcase that has been 8 years in the making. Set on 1.44 hectares (approx.), across 2 separate titles, the custom built tri-level Federation Manor rises to attention at the heart of the stately European grounds. Resplendent in extensive polished parquetry floors, French silk drapery, ornate custom ceiling mouldings, a grand top floor terrace and its own lift, this majestic residence is truly a Hollywood in the Hills proposition for a buyer with discerning taste. Gaze out to the magnificent geometric gardens from almost every room – a living labyrinth that pays homage to some of France’s most famous royal grounds including the Palace of Versailles. Shaped by Tall Fescue lawns, pleeched tree canopies, custom paving, layered hedges and a spectacular 300 square metre Merbu deck built around a giant Cyprus, this is a labour of love worthy of adoration for its unique status as perhaps the only French formal garden of its kind outside of Europe. No fewer than 10 separate themed gardens and lawns surround the residence, each offering its own unique ambiance from wide open lawns, paved breakfast terraces, stone stairways leading to hidden gardens, private love hammock set on wide open terraces, through to fairy gardens finished with ornate bird baths. Extensive outdoor lighting adds another mood once the sun begins to set. The architecturally designed residence embraces all the finesse of the Federation era and comprises 4 generous bedrooms, master bedroom boudoir with a spacious walk in robe, private balcony, marble fireplace, custom upholstery and a separate luxury marble bathroom with a large spa bath overlooking the gardens. Three further bedrooms, on the upper level, all offer their own unique theme and design and are serviced by another bathroom. The main living level presents a luxurious formal lounge room with a working fireplace, ornate cornices and hand laid ceiling rose, serviced by a guest powder room. The formal dining room is a work of art in itself and draws inspiration from its own views onto the lawns and gardens and offers its own private balcony. Following on, opens to a light filled open plan living area with breakfast room and country kitchen, opening onto a magnificent terrace with sweeping views of the estate. Downstairs comprises a laundry, fully equipped gym (included), a fully equipped bathroom, ample storage space including a wine cellar and lift access through all three levels of the home. Luxury appointments include ducted heating throughout, air conditioning, ducted vacuum, back to base alarm system and video camera surveillance, sprinkler system, extensive outdoor lighting, two large commercial sized greenhouses, three phase electricity in both the house and the glasshouses and a golf buggy to navigate the estate with ease. Offering a magnificent setting bounded by natural bushland, with a spectacular native canopy the possibility of natural occurrences have been accounted for with a full sprinkler system installed on the residence’s roof. The property has ample water tanks, integrated to the sprinkler system throughout the whole property. There is a licence to also pump water from the creek if required, so there is never a shortage of water supply, which is important as licences are no longer granted. A fully renovated one-bedroom, self contained and appointed cottage sits on its own title and is licensed to operate as a B&B business, or can be used as a guesthouse or caretaker’s cottage. Offering its own private entrance and extensive deck overlooking its own formal garden. The cottage offers walk in robe, luxurious bathroom and open plan kitchen and living zone. Shalimar, the only residence on a quiet country lane is accessed either by car through idyllic Sassafras or by helicopter which can land on its own purpose built and integrated landing pad. Set behind ornate remote control gates this prestigious, one of a kind, designer property rates as the ultimate example of the idyllic country retreat – just 47km east of the Melbourne’s CBD.

Summary of this property:
- Address: 2-4 Ellis Avenue, Sassafras
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 3
- Parking spots: 2
- Contact : Adam Docking
- Agency: MJ Docking - VERMONT

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