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Secluded retreat within reach of the city
August 3, 2017
In the leafy Fairy Hills precinct of Ivanhoe, 11 Clark Road is a truly covetable property. Whether you love to entertain, like to keep fit, have a passion for fine food and wine, desire living close to the city, or like to feel as if you’re living in a country retreat… this spectacular home delivers on all fronts!
The location is perfectly positioned in the midst of Darebin Creek, surrounded by greenery, but the CBD is still less than 10km away. Nearby Ivanhoe Village offers all the essential amenities, while for families, the proximity to Ivanhoe and Alphington Grammar Schools will be a major drawcard.
“The thing I love most about it is the location,” says agent Geoff Hall, of Kay and Burton Hawthorn. “It’s so peaceful, it feels like you’re in the county. As you look out from the deck, all you can see are treetops. But it’s so close to everything.”
The home is perfect for entertainers, with a 2000 bottle wine cellar and gorgeous treetop views from the wrap-around deck – not to mention your own private tennis court.
“This tranquil little pocket of Ivanhoe is really under-recognised,” Geoff says. “You can just imagine sitting on the deck with a glass of something cold as the sun goes down.”
The modern, sleek living areas feature French Oak floorboards, full-height doors and windows and timber batten panelling, thanks to the influence of interior designer Luisa Watson. Outside, in addition to the tennis court, there is saltwater pool and beautiful gardens designed by landscape architect John Patrick.
For those budding chefs: “The kitchen is amazing”, adds Geoff. The home boasts an integrated Miele fridge-freezer, V-Zug gas cooktop, steam oven and convection oven. There’s also a fully fitted butler’s pantry, bar unit and wine fridge. Caesarstone Calacatta marble bench tops and ample storage in the stylish white cabinetry complete this room.
There’s a parent’s retreat on the upper level comes with its own private terrace, walk-in robe and luxurious bathroom with treetop views from the freestanding bath. On the lower ground floor, there are three further bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as another living area. Lavish touches include black tapware, pure wool plush grey carpet and a modern white, grey and black colour palette throughout.
The home also features the best of modern technology, including remote-control blinds, zoned air conditioning and hydronic heating throughout. Entertainers will appreciate the surround sound system installed throughout the property, while a lift to all floors and remote-controlled car turntable offer the utmost in convenience. All of this is well protected by a back-to-base alarm system and video security entry gate.
“The phrase ‘wow factor’ is sometimes overused, but this property really does have it,” says Geoff. “Everyone we’ve had through so far has had the same reaction – as soon as they walk into the house and see the view, everyone says ‘wow’!”
A private auction will be held for 11 Clark Road, Ivanhoe on 23rd August. To arrange a viewing or register for the auction, contact Geoff Hall at Kay and Burton Hawthorn on 0419 006 488.