Auction: 10.30am Saturday 5th December 2020
Heritage meets la mode in a re-written 1880s bluestone cottage turned social oasis; an evolution you'd never expect from its quaint facade…
What begins with a nod to bygone years–an elegant living room with Victorian marble mantel, and a double guest bedroom-evolves into an Aladdin's cave of architectural innovation blending the best of the 19th and 21st centuries. The result is a unique, 2-storey, up to 3-bedroom footprint.
A valuable lock-and-leave lifestyle awaits the executive, empty nester, artist, or home-bound business with potential Airbnb versatility.
Airy and open, its French inspiration is obvious: Royal Oak engineered timber floors, a large office with stunning oak joinery downstairs, a loft studio and a 5-star master suite upstairs.
But the piece de resistance has to be the main bathroom's historical bluestone salute. The original exterior stone wall reflects on the mirrored cabinets above a Corian topped vanity, while the bespoke glass splashback projects a moody image of a lake in south-west France.
Next, the shaker-style kitchen's mood is dramatic with accenting pressed metal ceiling panels, a gas and induction cooktop, 70cm pyrolytic wall oven, Miele dishwasher, and removable wine racks for a French door fridge.
Move from indoors to outdoors without pause: glass stacker doors allow all-seasons entertaining with a beautiful backdrop that's totally insta-worthy.
The solid spotted gum deck sits under a translucent all-weather pergola featuring festoon lighting and glory vine which provide light and atmosphere any time of day or night.
European art and cultural inspirations continue with a colourful 5m Leah Grant mural, Delbard roses and Corsican mint add fragrance, while a pizza oven completes the setting for casual dining with family and friends.
More a Parisian hotel suite than a bedroom, the upstairs master is a private retreat with inbuilt seating, bar fridge, end-to-end robes with short and long hanging spaces, stacks of drawers, sliding shoe storage, tucked behind a nib wall honouring the Eiffel Tower in pixels.
Discover a new side to Sussex with the village vibe you already know. The free city bus, Sundays at The Lion, brunch at Saint Garde, or a bike ride from Linear Park to town; grab the Vespa or e-bike and embed "la vie en rose" into your life…
high speed (HFC) NBN available
Innovative design & storage
High-end joinery & finishes
Ducted R/C A/C
European laundry & kitchen pantry with pocket doors
Loft study/bed 3 with attic
In-floor heating to both bathrooms
Western Red Cedar utility shed
Pet-safe & private