A HEALTHY dash of grandeur doesn’t seem out of place along Buckley Falls Rd where suburban Highton meets the Barwon River in a prime slice of real estate.
The scale of houses in this riverside pocket contributes to its air of exclusivity, with only a lucky handful claiming views of Buckley Falls and the Queens Park precinct.
One of these is a classically inspired family home at 47 Buckley Falls Rd, Highton.
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The imposing two-storey residence looks directly over Buckley Falls and the surrounding valley, with a European style sun terrace offering a premium vantage point.
Behind the grand facade lies a welcoming sanctuary where outdoor entertainment takes centre stage wrapped in the privacy of established formal gardens.
The open-plan living area is the heart of the house and creates a strong visual connection to the outdoor with a series of french doors and windows framing glimpses of lush lawn and clipped hedges in the backyard.
Polished timber floors and a neutral colour tone are the foundations for the timeless style of the kitchen, dining and living area.
There’s a generosity to the kitchen, thanks to a large island bench which provides a central place for family and friends to gather.
Premium finishes include Caesarstone benches, shaker style cabinetry, a 900mm cooktop and an appliance cupboard.
A valley view from the kitchen sink is another unexpected bonus.
French doors off the dining area lead to an enclosed deck that’s been tailor made for entertaining in all weather conditions.
Both the roof and a wall of glass bi-fold doors can be opened and closed on demand, with overhead heaters providing added comfort.
The deck adjoins another paved patio that’s also accessed from the living room.
A split level design creates a private main bedroom suite on the entry level, opposite the internal door to double garage.
Double doors and soft drapes set the scene for the parent’s retreat, which has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.
There are two further bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes and one with a built-in desk, in a hallway off the main living. They share a bathroom with a shower, bath and pedestal vanity and a separate toilet.
Upstairs is home to two flexible living areas, one of which has built-in study cabinetry.
Feature arched windows and arched glass doors leading out to the terrace draw your eye across the treetops to the river valley.
Split system airconditioning units are installed in both living zones, with hydronic heating throughout. Other features of the property include a laundry, electric awnings and 2270L of water storage.
Hodges, Geelong West has listed the property with price hopes of $1.275 million to $1.375 million.
For more information phone Marcus Falconer on 0417 376 025.