A storybook house with a story? Read on. A few years ago now, the original and present owners of this exceptional property watched an Old Hollywood movie and fell in love with the home in which it was set, and embarked upon a path that turned that dream into a reality. Sourcing a house plan from renowned American designer Donald. A. Gardner (whose catch-phrase is "We design dreams"), and customizing it to suit their needs, they built it, in characterful Grindelwald and then enveloped it in a bountiful half acre garden of roses, mulberries, tulips and fruit trees that delight the eyes and stimulate the senses.
Built in the New England style (American 17th-century colonial timber house), this two storey family home comprises four spacious bedrooms which are located on the upper floor, away from the bustle of the living areas downstairs. Each boasts a generous built-in robe, whilst the Master also offers a well-appointed ensuite and walk-in robe. On this level is second of the three bathrooms (the third is located on the first floor), which is immaculately presented and features a bathtub, shower and toilet.
The lower storey consists of three living areas, with a county-style kitchen at it's heart. The floor plan is somewhat flexible, and it's current configuration offers a living room, sitting room (or formal lounge or dining), and dining room, which has direct access to a shady, family-sized Al fresco entertaining area and adjacent pergola bedecked with three stunning varieties of heavenly-scented wisteria vines. The bespoke kitchen is in keeping with the clean lines of the Shaker-style, without comprising modern convenience or functionality. The shuttered, lace-curtained windows each provide gorgeous views over the grounds, carefully designed to mirror those you might find in the New England county itself.
Also of note: there is a double garage with internal access and ample off-street parking for extra vehicles, a caravan or boat; there is under-floor heating on the lower floor; and a cosy studio (also in the New England style!) that's momentarily being used for garden storage, set amidst an established kitchen garden. The garden itself features rambling paths and garden "rooms" and has been planted with an effortless blend of roses (about 65 David Austins!) and other ornamentals chosen for their beautiful form and scent, and established Bay, Cherry, Nashi Pear, and Apple trees.
Call David or Clint today to arrange your private inspection of this delightful home- you won't see its like any time soon, so don't miss out!
Land Size: 2500m2 (approx)
Building Size: 306m2 (approx)
Local Council: west Tamar
Year Built: 1999