DREAM HOMES

Designer makeover delivers a dream home

1859 Mornington Flinders Road, Flinders 

STORY: PRUE MILLER

Sharp, sophisticated architecture is not exclusive to the city. At 1859 Mornington Flinders Rd it is wrapped in soft green foliage, surrounded by garden walks and an apple orchard.

This property is a reminder that escaping city life doesn’t necessarily mean a life of rustic housing.  For those who want the best of both worlds, cast your eyes over the perfect mosaic finish of the infinity-edged pool and jacuzzi, then survey the majestic Norfolk Pines and views across Western Port Bay and Phillip Island.

This is a home that calls you to play, relax and reflect on a life of simple pleasures: birdsong, whispering winds, ocean views and direct, easy access to the lush, green blanket that covers the 2.24ha block.

The four-bedroom property has been updated with cosmopolitan flair by Original Projects and designer Donna Guyler. Completed last December, the work has left the home feeling brand new.

This is a home that calls you to play, relax and reflect on a life of simple pleasures: Birdsong, whispering winds, ocean views and direct, easy access to the lush, green blanket that covers the 2.24ha block.

The list of jaw droppers is headlined by the lounge room that juts out into the trees. With three sides walled-in glass and a generously-sized fireplace, it’s the smoothest treehouse experience you could hope for. Two sets of double doors lead to the ‘kitchen’ deck, which has bi-fold, disappearing windows that turn the kitchen into a servery.

There is a multi-use bar height bench here, and behind that, up a couple of steps on the same level as the kitchen, is the formal dining area with another beautiful stone fireplace anchoring the space.

The other jaw-dropper? The master bedroom. What a dream it is. On the ground level, it’s set away from anybody or anything distracting, and level to the lawn and trees. Imagine the delights of waking up and walking (dare I suggest naked?) out into the private, natural space of your own acreage.

You could top it off with a stroll to the pool, then enjoy a coffee on any of the decks or sun-soaked spots dotted around the property – perhaps the one where you can gaze out to Philip Island.

The large alfresco area has been designed to be the ultimate in outdoor entertaining. It includes a television, gas log fireplace, built-in barbecue kitchen and easy access to the grounds, a mudroom and bathroom. The property has approved plans and permits for a tennis court, which would complement this area and the beautiful pool and spa.

There is ample Bluetooth and WiFi tricks to keep the running of the property a simple exercise. Security, sound and lighting throughout the house and grounds are controlled remotely with an app. The artful exterior lighting, in particular, is a wonderful feature of this property. As night falls, the rolling lawns, trees and pool are uplit to great effect.

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ADDRESS: 1859 MORNINGTON FLINDERS RD, FLINDERS
LAND: 2.24 HA
PRICE GUIDE:  $6M
AGENCY: WHITE FOX
CONTACT: Marty Fox on 0438 808 859

MELBOURNE

Travel time is approximately 60 minutes.

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