One street back from the main shopping hub of Heathcote, with a backyard view of a beautiful Church spire, sits 14 Playne Street. A period weatherboard cottage with 3 bedrooms on a generous 1226m2 of land.The kitchen has ample storage and a double pantry and overlooks the very large back yard , it would be ideal for keeping an eye on the little ones, or enjoying the views to McIvor Ranges. The living room is a good size and has a wood fire and a split system with a ceiling fan thrown in to move the heat or cool air around. The fire place is open on the dining room side of the chimney for that cozy warm glow at dinner. High ceilings add to the period features of this vintage home. The home had a recent makeover and carpets and paint are only 2 years old. A decking at the rear of the house adds a place to enjoy a bbq or read a book under the shady tree. A single car garage and a garden shed for storage. There is good potential to subdivide this property as it has two driveway entrances and the power and sewer points for a rear block are provided in the street at the front. Priced at $360,000
Nestled in the hills behind the townlet of Elphinstone and backing on to a state conservation forest, this idyllic house and separate studio on about ten acres of bushland with abundant wild life offers the best of both worlds. Use it as your creative hub to explore all the festivals, music, food and wine, arts and antiques that central Victoria offers and still be an hour and a half from the CBD. Set in an oasis of established gardens and cottage garden, all with custom-built watering systems, arbours and meandering gravel paths lead down to a lake-sized, picturesque dam. Totally private, at the end of the road and winding bush-lined driveway, this property offers a retreat where birdsong is the only sound! The home has large, open living spaces, including a light and airy kitchen and an adjacent dining area, both featuring an Irish slate floor. The dining area is lit by floor-to-ceiling, bespoke leadlight-topped windows and sliding doors that lead out onto an alfresco dining area with views through the garden to the dam. Leading from this is a spacious, timber-floored living room, surrounded by 'fish tank' windows that make the most of the tranquil views of the garden and bushland on two sides. All of the bedrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, two with a northerly aspect and built-in robes; the master with double robes for extra storage. The house boasts multiple outside living spaces: an inviting and sheltered north-facing verandah with cafe blinds, east-facing alfresco dining under a covered patio and west-facing covered courtyard. Use the versatile separate studio set amongst its own paths and gardens and attached to the house via a covered walkway, to create and be inspired or use as extra living space. Light and bright with option for mezzanine storage, it would be equally useful as a workspace, guest accommodation or a teenager zone. With two separate pump networks, the dam supplies water for the garden, the enclosed netted and fenced veggie garden and fenced orchard; and a huge 40,000-litre concrete rainwater tank supplies the house. A two-bay steel shed with roller doors, concrete floor, workshop benches and power complete the picture. With easy access to the Calder Freeway and drive-park-train options from Castlemaine and Kyneton this unique property has it all covered! Features: â¢ Kitchen features a breakfast bar, Euro five-burner stainless steel range and designer range hood, a walk-in pantry and mood lighting. â¢ Lounge has a free-standing wood heater for the winter months (and a life time supply of wood) and a ceiling fan and external canvas blinds for the summer. â¢ Reverse-cycle air-conditioner in dining area. â¢ Bathroom includes luxury marble-lined shower alcove, romantic claw-foot bath, custom timber vanity and Tastic fan/heater/light. â¢ Solar HWS, backed up by instantaneous LPG heater. â¢ NBN connected via fixed wireless. â¢ WC has double sliding doors to generous separate laundry with external door. â¢ Two-car carport under the roof line. â¢ External canvas blinds fitted for kitchen and living room.