50A, Railway Crescent, Daylesford, VIC 3460

"Wombat Hill Farm" A Landmark Town Residence with Studio and Acreage

Set high on 7.4 acres, the Main House of Wombat Hill Farm is a sustainability showpiece, with stunning countryside views. Designed by sustainability guru, Joost Bakker, the Main House town residence is complemented by a second multi-purpose three-bathroom dwelling (The Silver Building) with separate driveway. Located in Daylesford within walking distance to restaurants and cafes, the impressive and comfortable Main House features the guru’s trademark grassed rooftop, with stairway access for your enjoyment! On a corner location and bordered by mature Leighton Green Cypress tress, you enter Wombat Hill Farm along a picturesque winding drive, lined with Ornamental Pear trees. The scenic driveway takes you to the Main House, elevated with stunning views to Wombat Hill, Mount Franklin, Mount Tarrengower, Musk and beyond. This lifestyle complex is a destination property! This is an unparalleled opportunity to own a rare and unique property, on acreage and yet in town, and only a 5 minute walk to the Farmers Arms Hotel and Sunday market.

The Main House.

This striking north-facing 286m² residence (including carport) is steel-framed with exterior recycled brick gabion walls, while ornamental vines on the building perimeters provide shade in summer, and in Winter, allow even more light into this bright and airy home. The Main House is insulated by strawbale, and the internal walls and ceilings are lined with stylish and sustainable extra-thick plywood, and central brickwork for thermal mass.

What awaits you beyond the entry to this stunning home is remarkable! The kitchen, dining and living areas have multiple sets of majestic double doors, many with views across the countryside, and all with lovely aspect to the exterior spaces. Above the French doors are remote-operated windows allowing for cross-ventilation in this cutting-edge sustainable home. A shipping container houses the wet areas – separate powder room, euro laundry with sink, bathroom with shower and bath, and on the other side of the container, a fabulous full-length kitchen with underfloor heating, sandblasted stainless steel benchtops, Miele appliances, and generous cupboard space.

The dining area accommodates 12+ and the enormous living space is divided into two sections by a dual-opening Cheminees Philippe wood fire. Beyond the expansive living areas, you will find a very generous master bedroom with WIR, featuring two sets of double glass doors, with spectacular views across Daylesford and farmland. Two further bedrooms have BIRs, and both have double glass doors giving convenient access to the gardens. A luxuriously long hallway leads to a large storage room, which could serve as another wet area. The Main House offers you many options for outdoor entertaining areas, including the paved terrace, the rooftop, and the landscaped vegetable garden. The Main House also offers a generous 2 car carport.

The Silver Building.

Sitting lower on the property is the Silver Building, a sleek, multi-purpose 176m ² residence with a separate driveway entrance and all spaces having stunning views to Wombat Hill, and adjacent countryside. The Silver Building, designed by the current owner, and sympathetic to the design principles and environmental considerations reflected in the Main House, offers 3 spaces each with their own full bathroom. The Main Studio (with kitchen, dining, living, reverse cycle heating and cooling), the Adjoining Space (which can be used as part of the Main Studio, or a separate space), and the Separate Retreat/Studio Space (currently used as a workshop and gym, but can be used as a bedroom, studio space, office or other purpose).

Gardens and orchard.

In addition to a rooftop garden with spectacular views over Daylesford and beyond, you can enjoy a landscaped vegetable garden (fully irrigated), with garden steps made from recycled hardwood and 4 sets of feature steel steps throughout the garden, 3 of them recycled from the old Holden factory in Adelaide giving you a slice of Australian history. Along with a stunning row of bay trees, there are extensive plantings on the embankments with bearded irises, succulents, agapanthus, natives and drought resistant exotics all designed for bird life and bees.

The property also has roughly 100 fruit trees (fully irrigated), including plum, apricot, apple, pear, peach, olive and quince.

In addition to town water supply, the property has a fully operational user-friendly bore with a commercial licence for 18ML. You will find 2 x 10,000L and 1 x 5000L tanks to store bore water, a large system of irrigation pipes to water current garden areas but also plenty of capacity for future plantings. There is also a 5,000L tank for additional rainwater storage. Along with a state-of-the-art worm farm, the property has multiple outdoor power points and two 3m x 3m garden sheds.

Note: The Main House and Silver Building are serviced by town power and water with the Silver Building having its own switchboard. Custom-built internet infrastructure connects both the Main House and the Silver Building using the same internet service, but accessed separately.

You can find more images of this lifestyle complex by visiting Wombat Hill Farm’s Facebook and Instagram page: https://www.facebook.com/Wombat-Hill-Farm-Daylesford-288914421980974/


Property Features

4 Bathrooms

6 Bedrooms

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