449, Basalt Road, Basalt, VIC 3460
A touch of Tuscany within a beautiful bushland - 8min of Daylesford CBD
Be transported to the rolling hills and sun-drenched vibes of Tuscany, while nestled in the comfort of quintessential Australian landscapes, right in the heart of the Spa Town region. This is an artisan lifestyle retreat which is a home on just over 10 acres, that nurtures oneself, family, friends and dreams. It is a ‘must see’ for those wanting out of the ordinary.
Set against the backdrop of 10 acres (approx) of unspoiled bushland, this 4-bedroom (which could be rejigged into a 6 bedroom) family home, occupies an elevated position, offering scenic vistas of the surrounding splendour. Drawing from the timeless allure of a Mediterranean villa, the residence is accentuated with rendered stucco walls and slate-tiled floors. Multiple living areas are met with expansive views beyond, while rustic stone walls, exposed wooden beams, and vibrant gardens delight the senses. Expansive grassy areas offer children ample play space, while secluded nooks ensure everyone can find their own quiet retreat.
At the heart of the home, the living room opens onto a vine-entwined, north-facing patio creating a sublime oasis to savour premium wines, feast on artisanal cheese assortments, and relish the Australian sky with touch of Tuscany. The dining room, in an open-plan design, flows into the recently updated contemporary kitchen, equipped with a wall oven, microwave, large induction cooktop, and generous cabinetry. Double doors usher you to a sheltered alfresco haven, designed for leisurely lunches and sultry summer nights. The layout presents three bedrooms, a study, a library, a bathroom, and a laundry. A standout is the distinctive “round room,” master bedroom with plenty of space for reading, yoga or meditation.
Inspired by traditional Australian shearing quarters, a spacious studio, bordered by an extended verandah, presents versatility, be it a teenager’s retreat, guest accommodation, or a promising source of short-term rental revenue. It offers an additional bedroom with a lounge space and a washroom has doors that swings into a beautiful bushland setting. Explore and embrace the tranquility of many secluded garden nooks.
Key features include 14 efficient roof solar panels, a double garage/carport, a creative artist’s studio, a standalone power-equipped storage, a rustic woodshed, a garden-sourced water bore, an ensemble of 5 rainwater tanks, 2 sizable dams, 3 comforting wood heaters, and a lush stone fruit orchard, nurturing plums, nectarines, apricots, peaches, cherries, among others. The thermal efficiency is further enhanced by its thick stone/concrete floors and walls.
Discover this slice of Italy in Australia, where seclusion meets convenience, and history intertwines with character-filled living.
Basalt is within 10 minutes from Daylesford and Hepburn Springs and approximately 90 minutes to Melbourne, 60 minutes to Bendigo and 40 minutes to Ballarat.