524 Albany Hwy, Bedfordale
Victorian Elegance with Modern Flair House - Property ID: 646686
Once in a while a rare opportunity presents itself to secure an iconic piece of real estate in the Perth hills and this is one of them, The Hermitage' as it is known combines classic Victorian styling with the convenience of modern contemporary living. The property is situated only 5 kilometres from the rejuvenated City of Armadale yet has the country feel of and English manor.
Arriving at the property you cross the bridge over the perennial stream and are greeted with the stately views of the grounds that the property has to offer, then standing proudly amongst the manicured gardens stands the grand residence that few have been able to call home. The residence itself has classic federation styling, with tuck point facade, wrap around front verandah and turret entertaining area with turned wooden posts.
The entry to this stunning home features Australiana themed lead-light door, opening into the foyer and drawing your eyes to the grand staircase which leads to the main living areas of the home. To the left of the foyer is the home office with loads of room and extra storage, high speed adsl is available making running a business from home a reality. To the left of the foyer is the home theatre room, styled as to not look out of place and is sure to impress, set-up with a top of the range CinemaScope screen with HD projector, 7.1 surround sound and 2 tiered leather seating, you will not have to go to the cinema again.
Ascending the Jarrah staircase you will immediately notice the circa 1900's stained glass dome, themed in the Australiana style with vivid colour and is back-lit to enjoy even at night. At the top of the staircase you will be wowed by the spacious lounge with central fireplace and antique timber mantle, with beautiful ceiling rose and wonderful ceiling decorations, there are multiple French doors leading to the front verandah and entertaining area. From the lounge you will immediately notice the huge formal dining that too features magnificent ceiling decorations, gas fireplace with antique timber mantle and French doors leading to both the front verandah and rear entertaining.
The Jarrah kitchen has loads of cupboard and bench space and features and island bench, walk in pantry and overlooks the family room with casual meals and slow combustion fireplace that has a water jacket to assist with the heating of the hot water over the cooler winter months. Family room also opens out to the rear outdoor entertaining area with gabled patio overlooking the ever green gardens Victorian themed gardens with large water feature and pond.
The bedrooms on the property are all of grand proportions, with the master bedroom taking advantage of the sweeping views through the casement windows and have its own lead-light French doors opening out to the verandah. The master also has a spacious dressing room attached with large walk in robe and the en suite is federation tiled complete with bath, shower and separate toilet. All other bedrooms feature built in robes, large windows overlooking the grounds and all serviced by ducted reverse cycle air conditioning.
The home also boasts a huge upstairs loft that is fully serviced by ducted air conditioning and comes with sensational views over the property from the dormer window. This would make and ideal teenage or parents retreat, fifth bedroom, or even a home gym.
The property also boasts a 4 car garage with automatic doors and has kept to the Victorian styling of the residence; there is also a studio that has been incorporated and has its own plumbing and power that could has a multiple of use's including a gym, art studio, granny flat or teenage retreat, the choice is yours.
This is truly a unique and iconic property that offers the owners all the space and tranquillity of hills living yet being within minutes of the modern conveniences of city living. Bookings strictly by appointment only so book yours today.
- Land Size Approx. - 2.16 hectares
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close to Transport
- Secure Parking
- Polished Timber Floor