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 desirable location in the Dandenong Ranges. Demanding attention, the grand entrance reveals rich, timber panelling and deep architraves that frame magnificent original doors. Mellowed timber floors flow through to the East and West wings in anticipation of the rambling floor plan.
A formal sitting room reveals leadlight splendour, and one of four open fireplaces, a breakfast room with classic sash windows frame the garden aspect and the grand living areas are dominated by travertine floors and century-old Belgium doors. The dining room leads out to a patio and views of the in-ground pool and formal topiary gardens. A staircase leads down to an after dinner gentleman’s room, with walls lined with Bluestone and glass, warmed by the central open fireplace. The adjoining cellar area is complete with an original French farmhouse sink, and wine racks.
Off the hall is a traditional staircase leading to the upstairs fourth loft bedroom and retreat. The highlights are eye catching soaring gabled ceilings, a fireplace and French doors which open to a Juliette balcony. The study is privately tucked beneath. The farmhouse kitchen is centred around an antique shop counter – earthy and worn yet functional. There also is a 900mm Stainless Steel Chef Steam freestanding oven, and the cedar pantry dates back to the 1850’s. The main bedroom suite is classically decorated and offers an adjoining full ensuite and dressing room. Located separately, the children’s wing is a dream with a wall of clever storage, play area and two spacious bedrooms, WIR, four metre high ceilings and an amazing laundry set up with a generous linen press with original French doors, plus bathroom/wet room accessing the patio and pool area.
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 are quite simply rare and truly a delight to inspect. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a profound character residence presenting an optimum lifestyle environment.
Contact Agent Corinne Sukroo of Bell Real Estate Olinda 0419 805 915
3 Sherbrooke Rd Sherbrooke