3 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke
The intrigue begins driving through the gated entrance of Sherbrooke Manor –breathtaking and unmistakably grand, the English charm and ambience of this truly beautiful 2 ½ acre (approx) property is perfectly encased by sweeping lawns, extensive rock walls, delightful ponds and age old mature gardens naturally providing exclusivity and privacy in the most desired location of the Dandenong Ranges. Take the mystique and romance of a stunning, character residence abundant with original heritage detailing appreciated and loved by the owners and current caretakers for the past 17 years, with additions sympathetic to the era merging lifestyle necessities - and you have the quintessential of hills living; Demanding attention, the grand entrance reveals rich timber panelling, deep architraves framing magnificent original doors, while mellowed timber floors flow through to the East and West wings in anticipation of the rambling floor plan; A formal sitting room revealing leadlight splendour and one of 4 open fireplaces, a breakfast room with classic sash windows framing garden aspects, grand living areas dominated by travertine floors and century old Belgium doors, a dining room leading out to patios and views of the in ground pool and formal topiary gardens; a staircase leading down to an after dinner gentleman’s room lined with walls of Bluestone and glass warmed by the central open fireplace, while adjoining cellar area is complete with original French farmhouse sink and wine racks. Off the hall a traditional staircase leads to the upstairs 4th bedroom (loft) and retreat, highlighted by eye catching soaring gabled ceilings, fireplace and French doors opening to Juliette balconies while the study is privately tucked beneath. The farmhouse kitchen centres around the antique shop counter - earthy and worn yet functional, a 900mm SSteel Chef Steam freestanding oven, while the cedar pantry has its own history dating back to the 1850’s. The Master suite is classically decorated offering adjoining full ensuite & dressing room. Located separately the children’s wing is a dream with a wall of clever storage, play area and two spacious bedrooms, WIR, 4m high ceilings and amazing laundry set up with generous linen press with original French doors, plus bathroom/wet room accessing the patio and pool area. Internally, elegant window furnishings, period light fittings, hydronic heating and original filigree heating panels, antique hardware and pressed metal panels, etched glass screens, to mention a few treasures adorn this gracious home. Externally the property takes you on a journey through garden rooms, veggie gardens paved entertaining areas and delightful places to ponder....pathways lead to so many surprises for inquisitive children and visitors alike. This home has a heart and soul with undeniable warmth, complimented by impeccable taste in the decor and a sympathetic eye to the finer details that quite simply is rare and truly a delight to inspect. A once in a lifetime opportunity to secure this profound character residence presenting the optimum lifestyle environment.
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