Located in prestigious Wild Cherry Lane, this is Tanunda’s dress circle location; a quiet enclave of quality homes nestled in a private lane adjacent to a tree-lined creek, just minutes from the main street and sporting oval.
This magnificent reproduction Federation home sits at the far end of the lane overlooking a crop of towering gum trees. The elevated position gives an air of imposing grandeur, but behind the formal exterior it is the enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures that sets it apart. This is a home where friends and family are valued, where entertaining is a delight, and where the tranquil view is amazing.
Traditional features make this an Australian architectural classic with stone facade, cast iron balustrading, rendered quoins, leadlight windows and ornate detailing. A double garage sits underneath the main home with a stairway leading to the front entry and veranda. Anticipation rises with every step as you ascend. The view from the top is rewarding, and many an evening has been spent by the current owners sitting on the veranda with wine and cheese as they contemplate the beauty of living in the Barossa.
The same attention to period detail lavished on the exterior extends throughout the home, with lofty 12-foot ceilings, ornate cornices and archways, beautiful polished Jarrah floors, leadlight windows, hardwood timber doors and sash windows, wide skirtings, ceiling roses, reproduction light fittings and classic neutral décor including sophisticated floor-length drapes with padded pelmets.
There is a generous formal lounge at the front of the home that is filled with sunlight by day and features a beautiful cast iron fireplace using the modern miracle of gas. The owners’ family has always called this room “the good room” because it has an air of grace and refinement.
The beautiful master bedroom enjoys a bay window offering the same relaxing views as those on the front veranda, together with a large walk-in robe and sumptuous ensuite bathroom with granite vanity top.
A wide central hallway leads past a storage closet and spacious study then opens to a wonderful open-plan family living space that looks over the rear yard and formal garden. This forms the heart of this family home. Adjacent is the kitchen and formal dining room in a versatile layout that has proven ideal for entertaining on any scale.
The kitchen retains period character but cleverly incorporates all the amenities you expect in a home of this calibre, including granite benchtops, European appliances, gas hotplates, dishwasher, pantry and the luxury of plenty of cupboard space. A breakfast bar acts as a servery to the dining room and a hub for conversation.
A separate wing of the house harbours two king-size bedrooms with built-in robes, a family bathroom and laundry.
A highlight of the home’s appeal for entertaining is the beautifully presented rear garden, paved terrace and undercover dining area. French doors open from both the lounge and dining room to draw guests outdoors, where formal hedges provide the framework for split level landscaping. Stone steps leads ceremoniously to a manicured lawn, ideal for children’s’ play or summer lazing.
The many inclusions at this property show that there is not only style but substance here, with immaculate services and extras including ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, 70,000 litres of underground rain water storage, automated irrigation, 26 solar panels producing 5kW of energy, internet wiring to most rooms, security system, outdoor ceiling fans, external gas point for barbequing and insulated internal walls. There is off-street car parking for up to 6 cars.
The double garage with panel lift door offers direct internal access to the home via a stunning timber staircase with automated lights and a gentle gradient. Another wonderful surprise is the spacious media room or cellar located on the lower level that can also be utilised as guest room.
An annexed workshop area within the garage includes built-in shelving for maintenance needs or hobbies and an additional garden shed has been erected in the rear yard.
As a premium property offering there is tremendous value here, with every detail taken care of. This is one of the most inviting and relaxing homes you will have the pleasure of viewing.
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