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The intrigue begins as you drive through the gated entrance of Sherbrooke Manor - breathtakingly & unmistakably grand. The English charm & ambience of this truly beautiful 2.5 acre (approx) property is perfectly encased by sweeping lawns, extensive rock walls, & age old mature gardens naturally providing exclusivity & privacy in the most desired location of the Dandenong Ranges.
Take the mystique & romance of a stunning character residence, abundant with original heritage detailing, merging lifestyle necessities & you have quintessential hills living. Demanding attention, the grand entrance reveals rich timber panelling with deep architraves framing magnificent original doors, while mellowed timber floors flow through to the East and West wings. The formal sitting-room reveals leadlight splendour with one of 4 open fireplaces, with a breakfast room featuring classic sash windows, framing garden aspects and grand living areas dominated by travertine floors & century old Belgium doors. The dining room leads out to patios with views of the in ground pool & formal topiary garden whilst a staircase leads down to an after dinner gentleman’s room lined with walls of Bluestone & glass which is warmed by the central open fireplace, with an adjoining cellar area complete with original French farmhouse sink & wine racks.
Off the hall a traditional staircase leads to the upstairs 4th bedroom (loft) & retreat, highlighted by eye catching soaring gabled ceilings, fireplace & French doors opening to Juliette balconies while the study is privately tucked beneath.
The farmhouse kitchen centres around the antique shop counter, earthy & worn yet functional, with a 900mm S/S Chef Steam freestanding oven, while the cedar pantry has its own history dating back to the 1850s. The Master suite is classically decorated, offering adjoining full ensuite & dressing room. Located separately the children’s wing is a dream with a wall of clever storage, a play area & two spacious bedrooms, WIR, 4m high ceilings & an amazing laundry set up with generous linen press with original French doors, plus bathroom/wet room accessing the patio & pool area. Internally, elegant window furnishings, period light fittings, hydronic heating & original filigree heating panels, antique hardware & pressed metal panels, etched glass screens, to mention a few treasures adorn this gracious home.
Externally the property takes you on a journey through garden rooms, veggie gardens, paved entertaining areas and delightful places to ponder, with pathways leading to so many surprises for inquisitive children and visitors alike. This home has a heart & soul with undeniable warmth, complimented by impeccable taste in decor & a sympathetic eye to the finer details that quite simply is rare and truly a delight to inspect. A once in a lifetime opportunity to secure this character residence presenting the optimum lifestyle environment.