One of the most noteworthy residences within Lilydale and beyond, an exquisite distinguished landmark property with a fine provenance and gracious proportions.
The Poyner family legacy to Lilydale are seen in the handsome array of buildings including the 'the Oaks' a family property built around 1872, a block of fine buildings (shops) in Main Street and the impressive 'Willowbank'.
This solid brick Victorian profile c.1880s sets a dignified tone for refined period living and classically beautiful formal and informal rooms conveying a sense of grandeur.
Poised on a tranquil 1/2 acre (approx.), the stone walls and deep set garden frontage are a fitting introduction to the magnificent interior steeped in rich tradition. Irreplaceable adornments such as ornate fire places including a marble fire place in the sitting room, fretwork, 12ft ceilings, decorative ceiling roses, tessellated and slate flooring, Baltic pine floorboards, transom leadlight and blue stone foundations illustrate the homes heritage integrity.
Modern appointments include gas ducted heating, electric panel heaters, security system, Falcon110 gourmet cooker, solar panels, 3 phase power, concrete cellar, 2 water tanks (combined 19,000L capacity) and remote control double garage.
Alfresco entertaining focuses on the serene 'garden rooms', water features including an impressive cast iron water feature, 2 restful courtyards and the large I.G pool (measuring approx. 5m x 10.5m) incorporating a childs wading area.
This cultured home offers 9 principal rooms comprising stately entrance hallway, drawing room, formal dining room, sitting room, French Provincial inspired kitchen with granite bench tops, large conservatory, 4 bedrooms including the master with WIR and ensuite featuring marble topped vanities, character laden bathroom with a claw foot bath all reflecting the grace and composure expected in a home of this fine calibre.
The stunning garden includes a splendid Kurrajong tree reputedly over 100 years old, roses, standard Japanese maples, elm trees and oriental pears, this assortment of plants creates a perfumed Spring garden setting. There is no heritage listing associated with the property.
Positioned to enjoy panoramic views from many vantage points over the Yarra Valley, Christmas Hills and Yarra Glen, also Mt Dandenong. Walking distance to the Lilydale township, railway station, variety of schools, within close proximity to the Yarra Valley gateway.
Experience 'Willowbank' in all its glory a most eminent property with irresistible appeal for the discerning buyer.