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259-261 Dorset Road Croydon 3136 VIC

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Ruden' An Enchanting Circa 1932 Home On 1686sqm!

Sale By Set Date: Monday 31st October, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Those who adore the romanticism and elegance of a bygone era will assuredly fall under the spell of this beautiful, circa 1932' residence Ruden', named after the island from where the original owner's wife came from. Set amid impeccably tended grounds of 1686sqm (approx.), this premier property will be certain to weave its magic and leave you utterly enchanted.

Placed securely beyond automatic double gates with a sweeping driveway leading up to the double carport and huge four car tradies' garage (with power and workshop), the double block also features mature, manicured greenery and flowering garden beds, a charming gazebo, tranquil walkways and an in ground pool sure to delight the whole family. The Mediterranean inspired, interwar residence proudly displays high-hipped roof lines with terracotta tiles, Tuscan columns, a classic weatherboard faade with bricked accents, and a wide, wraparound verandah providing a most inviting and shady spot to relax.

Richly adorned with the stunning and ornate embellishments of the period including elaborate panelling and decorative ornamentations to the high ceilings, cornice and walls, feature leadlighting, French and bi-folding internal doors, sash windows, picture railing and gorgeous Jarrah polished floorboards. Modern day comforts such as ducted heating and evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum and an alarm system are also taken care of to ensure family pleasure.

Decidedly spacious, the dwelling also boasts an extensive and ideally functional layout encompassing an exquisite formal lounge enhanced further by a roaring open fireplace and stunning ceiling detailing, and an elegant formal dining room with direct verandah access. The heart of the home welcomes with an impressive country style kitchen resplendent with generous benchspace and rich timber cabinetry, a walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances including dishwasher and an old fashioned wood-fired stove to complete the ambience. Overseeing the substantial meals area and family zone is a separate bespoke and privately accessed study, plus dual sets of French doors opening to the rear, northeast facing covered deck for outdoor dining.

Accommodation is also very well provided with a spacious master complemented with walk-in robe and a classic full ensuite, the second large bedroom enjoying a private retreat, sunroom or study, plus two further robed-bedrooms and a modern sky-lit bathroom with separate shower and bathtub.

Further highlights include timber panelled hallway, walk-in linen press, separate laundry and a separate third toilet, plentiful driveway parking and turning space.

Walk to buses, kinder, childcare, playgrounds and reserves plus central Croydon with plentiful shops, cafs, TAFE, recreational facilities and train station. Easy access to Eastland Shopping Centre, EastLink freeway, the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley nearby and close proximity to Luther, Oxley and Aquinas Colleges, Tintern and Yarra Valley Grammars.

A magnificent property rich in history, immerse yourself in the splendour and relaxed way of life effortlessly delivered. Call to enquire today!

Proudly marketed by Barry Plant Real Estate Croydon
For further information contact Carl Payne 0413 589 800 or [email protected]


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