Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 Carparks 2
AGENT: Tweed Sutherland First National
PHONE: Wendy Carman on 0408 081 450
Set in a private peaceful setting, on a generous 2000 square metre plus allotment of meticulously designed and maintained gardens in the prestigious McIvor Road precinct, Barkly Lodge is a unique home in Bendigo.
Designed by noted Australian architect Anne Taylor, Barkly Lodge heralded the seismic shift in mid century architecture and interior design that informs so much of what we know today.
First published in Home Beautiful in 1968 the style and beauty of the home reflects much of the considered design and detailing that, in its day, redefined the Australian lifestyle.
As you approach along the secluded driveway, your heart beat seems to slow as the ambiance of this haven settles around you.
Inside you immediately notice the abundance of natural light, the picture windows and the use of timeless natural materials, all hallmarks of the period. High raked ceilings and perfectly framed views to the stunning garden from every room only enhance the scale and feeling of spaciousness to great effect.
The modern galley kitchen/dining area has many points of entry - from the walkway beside the carport, from that exquisitely trimmed courtyard, and the alfresco and pool area. With modern appliances, stone bench tops, a built-in pantry and seemingly acres of workspace for big occasions, this is a chef's prep area extraordinaire.
The home itself has a perfect equilibrium and can immerse you in natures serenity.
Like something out of a lush LA pad, not only is there a decked swimming pool and entertainment area making smart use of the front of the property, there is a secluded spa area to the side of the pool.
Meant to be a communal chat space, or a blissful quiet retreat, the owner has created the perfect design complete with greenery and practical towel hooks.
To add to the outdoor lifestyle, there is a shower, pool house and wine cellar all set within the entertaining area.
The adjoining living room has large sliding doors, which were revolutionary in their day, leading to a peaceful topiary courtyard and features the original open fire and a stunning blackwood ceiling with the whole composition creating the perfect winter nook.
The main bedroom has an ensuite and walk-in robe, plus large doors leading to a private courtyard.
There are three more bedrooms all of generous proportions with the fourth bedroom having great potential to be a second living area, home office or even a small apartment or carer's wing.
Properties of this era and calibre do not come along very often. You could be the fourth custodian in the history of this unique Bendigo property.
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