Our clients, a designer/illustrator and textile artist, decided some years ago to move from Melbourne to raise their young family in Daylesford's welcoming, safe and creative community. Upon discovering this serene and peaceful property set in the exclusive hamlet of Porcupine Ridge, and less than a 10 minute drive from Daylesford along pretty, winding Porcupine Ridge Road, they immediately knew it was home.
Lightly wooded with cleared and gently undulating farmland opposite, the picturesque and private 5 acre property is home to a diverse range of animals, birds and wildflowers.
The residence is a quality built and relocated retro 50's weatherboard, renovated with a modern aesthetic and with all the benefits of re-roofing, plumbing, wiring and placement on concrete stumps. It retains features of that era such as 9' ceilings, timber architraves, sash windows, Australian hardwood and jarrah floors throughout.
Upon entering the house we are welcomed by a light-filled and practical open plan living area that invites relaxation and conversation. As supporters of up-cycling and sustainable living, and both passionate cooks, the owners sourced the beautiful 1950's master built kitchen cabinets, enhancing them with oiled Nordic birch ply bench tops, a dramatic copper splash back and quality Italian appliances. Their aim throughout has been to create a low toxic environment in the home, with oiled timber floors and the use of low VOC paints and materials wherever possible.
Three spacious bedrooms all enjoy bushland outlooks, and a large separate living room with beautiful natural light could also function as a spacious 4th bedroom or studio/home office. The central bathroom still has the original deep cast iron bath.
There is a lockup garage and various shedding, including a large secure shed with power connected suited to multiple uses - our owners ran it as an open studio/print workshop.
The property also features stone walls and gravel terracing, small and easily maintained gardens with established plants including bulbs and herbs. A dam with pump supplies ample water for the garden throughout the summer months. There are some established vegetable gardens, plus a chicken run for those inclined to a stab of self sufficiency. The large concrete water tank comfortably meets the needs of a family of four.
With new directions to be explored by our artistic family, this wonderful property is now seeking a new owner. Maybe someone just like you.
* 5 acre lightly wooded property less than 10 mins from Daylesford
* 3-4 bedroom weatherboard residence
* Open plan living-dining
* Kitchen features upcycled 50's master built cabinets, Italian appliances
* Bathroom with deep bath, separate shower, separate toilet
* Large rainwater tank, dam with pump for garden watering
* Lockup garage, large secure shed, various other storage sheds
* Mains power, LP gas cooking
Property Code: 252