Heralded as Abbotsbury, this charming residence emanates a traditional flair. Perched at the end of a tree-lined driveway in the heart of Pullenvale, the 1876 colonial home presides over sprawling acreage.
The home’s magnificent renovations honour the original features and instil elegance into the property. The addition of 3.5 metre high ceilings, bay windows and French doors ensure natural light and air ventilation throughout the house. Reflecting the sunlight are over-head chandeliers. Polished hoop-pine floorboards in rich hues radiate warmth. Wide, covered verandahs wrap around the home providing for cool shade and rural views extending in all directions. A light-filled dining room flows onto a verandah and out to the garden below, seamlessly integrating outdoor and indoor living. The lawn is dotted with jacarandas, poincianas, and palm trees. The swimming pool is set against a pristine backdrop of 130-year-old hoop pines and distant hilltops.
The generous country kitchen boasts European appliances of the highest quality, Italian flooring and Carrara marble benchtops. The elegance of the kitchen continues through to a marble butler’s pantry and laundry. A wall of windows above the Farmhouse sink opens as a server and provides views across the pool. The master suite makes the most of the vistas, possessing an elongated sash window. There is an attached spacious walk-through-robe and an ensuite showcasing a claw foot bath and over-sized shower.
The separate children’s wing has three generous bedrooms, a light and airy bathroom and its own rumpus room. A covered walkway takes you to the four-car garage and home office, which has wide floorboards, sash windows, built-in cabinetry, and a kitchenette. The lounge room is equipped with a fireplace to ensure ultimate comfort in the cooler months.
Abundant water is a feature of Abbotsbury. The property has high-pressure town water, a 45,000 litre rainwater storage system, a spring fed dam, a bore, a creek, and a garden irrigation system. The rural dream is nurtured with the additions of a fruit orchard, a covered chicken coop, and an irrigated vegetable and herb garden. The expansive seventeen acres are fully-fenced housing three spacious paddocks, each with access to water supply. There is a tree-lined creek to explore, an established fire pit area, space for stables and a level site for a dressage arena. Abbotsbury is also located next door to Lyndale Park Equestrian Centre and dressage arena.
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