Renowned residential designers Stephen Akehurst and Adrian Cannata are selling their “amazing” mid-century modern-style house in Bullarto.
Located about 10km from Daylesford, the 1.1ha property’s leafy garden features a stone-lined and heated pool, Palazzetti Vulcano wood-fired barbecue and pizza oven, two greenhouses and a stainless-steel potting station.
McQueen Real Estate director Kim McQueen said the couple had purchased the 1960s-built three-bedroom house six years ago and renovated it.
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They installed new double-glazed windows, added a new roof and updated the plumbing, wiring and plasterwork.
“They have basically completely gutted the house down to its interior timber frame and completely rebuilt, but in keeping with its sixties heritage,” Ms McQueen said.
“This home has a lot of Italian influences and the owners love Italy.”
Within the house, Italian-made features include Bisazza glass mosaic tiles, Listone Giordano timber floors, Artemide and Flos ceiling and wall lights and Studio Olivari door fittings.
The main bedroom offers an ensuite and custom-designed mirrored cabinetry.
In the kitchen, Bertazzoni Professional Series convection and steam ovens, a gas range and warming drawer, and an Ilve wine fridge will impress visitors.
“It’s an amazing house with a Ferrari-red kitchen and it has lots of pizzazz, it’s a riot of colour,” Ms McQueen said.
“Every single thing in the home is of the highest quality.”
A “phenomenal” three-car garage, painted red and white on the outside, incorporates guest accommodation including a bathroom tiled with Italian black-and-white high-gloss ceramic tiles, a workshop and sauna.
The property also has a 13.5 kilowatt solar power system, Tesla battery, freshwater bore with a filtration system and 56,000 liter water tank.
“I think one of my favorite parts of the home is what we call the borrowed landscape of surrounding farmland,” Ms McQueen said.
“You have cattle coming up to the fence and look out on a forest of trees.”
The house has attracted interest from Sydney and Melbourne-based buyers.
“It’s a very special home, there is absolutely nothing like it in country Victoria,” Ms McQueen said.
“When people first walk in the door, they are just blown away and don’t know where to look”
The property is for sale with an asking range of $2.9m-$3.1m.
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