‘Quarries’ is a rare gem in the local market: a meticulously maintained example of 1960s modernist architecture with contemporary upgrades, on a generous 3000 sqm (approx.) block just moments from the beach.
With a rear boundary abutting the native bushland of underground Ballar Creek, this secluded and private property feels even more expansive than its dimensions suggest.
A lengthy driveway gives way to terraced courtyard peppered with English garden varietals, mature trees, sure to create a great impression on first time visitors.
Step inside the inviting entrance to find the home’s striking split-level main entertaining area; an impressive naturally lit space benefiting from north facing windows, an cosy open fireplace, brand new carpets and French doors that open on to the main lawn and outdoor alfresco dining area.
The character and detail of the house continue in the kitchen, but recent updates introduce creature comforts like a Smeg gas hob, electric oven and Bosch dishwasher. Dual built-in pantries mean you’ll never run out of space, while under-bench storage will satisfy the most avid home chef. Hardwood floors, polished stone benches and a breakfast bar make the kitchen perfect for conversations over a morning coffee or a glass of wine while cooking together.
For the growing family, a second living room at one end of the house provides space to stretch out, while a generous study can function as a fourth bedroom.
A laundry and WC complete the lower level, all of which feature rich parquet flooring and ducted gas heating to ensure comfort throughout the year.
On the upper level discover further living space; Three carpeted bedrooms all offer significant built in storage, including robes and dramatic pitched ceilings that make them feel particularly spacious. Access to the wide balcony is granted from each, where mesmerising views across the canopy reach Port Phillip Bay. There are two bathrooms on this level – an ensuite connected to the master bedroom and a separate bathroom with shower and tub.
‘Quarries’ features a double carport, dedicated workshop with high ceilings for storage and plenty of additional off street parking for guests. Native landscaping keeps maintenance to manageable levels and irrigation systems throughout the property ensure that time spent in the garden is a pleasure, not a chore. For the green thumb, a set of established vegetable gardens await the coming seasons’ crop.
Further inclusions; Gas ducted heating, open fire place, soaring ceilings, double carport with workshop, guest parking, modernized kitchen, mesmerising garden and alfresco, meandering pathways in a blissful garden setting.
Only moments to Canadian Bay Beach at the end of the street, a short stroll to Toorak College and the vibrancy of Mount Eliza Village.