56 Lower Somerville Road offers unrivalled luxury on a 48 acre parcel of verdant equestrian land.
The elegant and stately 60 square residence is reached via a sealed drive, flanked and hugged by mature deciduous Liquid Amber trees.
The drive wends its way, many hundreds of meters, from the minor arterial, Lower Somerville Road, through the heart of the property’s rich grazing land and with each meter traversed brings the respite and retreat of the architectural masterpiece closer.
Closer to home, closer to enriching the soul of the homeowner, closer to the epitome of grand rural living.
The extraordinary quality home sits, proudly settled, amid a park-like landscaped garden. Formal Lonicera hedging cuddles the impressive dwelling and softens the handsomely presented home. Shrewd feature tree plantings and thoughtful use of roses and other flowering plants complete the country manor feel of the property.
The opulent and magnificently appointed residence of five bedrooms/three bathrooms and office has been constructed with every thought given to enhance the owner’s lifestyle experience. From the tasteful face-brick façade to the choice of window framing and door furniture, no expense has been spared in the building of this fine house.
While the external attractiveness of this impressive residence is manifest, it is the palatial and stunning interior that is more breathtaking.
From the sumptuous living spaces (four in total), all with varying roles in fulfilling the enjoyment of the homeowner.
The main lounge, featuring vaulted ceilings, a welcoming open fire with slab stone hearth and masterfully fashioned mantelpiece, sits adjacent to the formal dining area.
An enormous rumpus/entertaining room has both a wood burning stove along with a beautifully crafted, stained timber bar and is again adorned with vaulted ceilings. This room is bathed in natural light, has glazed double doors to the outside courtyard and is serviced by a sophisticated surround sound system. It connects with the superbly designed sun/games room that has an atrium-concept, designer window that basks the room with sunshine.
The light-filled family room has a cosy wood burning stove and gives access through a glazed double door to the large verandas that cuddle the home and onward to the amazing, resort sized, salt-chlorinated and solar heated pool. The pool precinct is shod in charming brick paving and included a luxurious, gas-heated, super-sized spa.
At the heart of the home lies the chef’s kitchen. With exquisite timber counter tops the kitchen has been specifically created to enable masterful food preparation. Featuring ample, artisan constructed cabinetry, a separate walk-in pantry, a state of the art oven and stove-top, set within an imposing Inglenook inspired fire-place cavity, a built-in coffee making machine, microwave and wine rack.
Though if the produce of viticulture is high on the list of earnt indulgences then the cavernous, subterranean cellar will impress. Entered from a staircase in the centre of the home, this sublime addition completes the culinary and oenophilia attributes.
The five bedrooms all offer walk-in-wardrobes and magnificent and varied views of the property. Segregated into three main areas, with the children’s wing apart from the master bedroom and separate access guest wing.
The master ensuite and main bathroom are appointed with the opulence expected of a home of this calibre. Flawless and refined tiling, heated towel rails, stone benchtops, elegant vanities and luxurious shower and baths.
A three car garage and large store completes the under roofline spaces in the superb residence.
This palatial home is tastefully decorated throughout in a neutral palette, is gladdened, uplifted and flooded by an abundance of natural light and gives majestic views from every room of the lush surrounds of the estate.
The home has been impressively designed to exacting standards and all fittings and fixtures sourced from the best suppliers around the world.
Not to be outdone, but equally well appointed and designed, is the land parcel.
An orchard of citrus and stone fruit abut the house area, with the mandarins and plums a delicious favourite.
The 48 acres is divided into 18, varying sized, paddocks by a mixture of safe and secure, post and rail and electric fencing. A smattering of loose boxes compliment the pasture improved fields.
The grazing land has as its zenith a superb large barn. The barn houses five spacious stables, tack/store room, feed room and hot wash. It also offers a mezzanine room reached via internal stairs. This multi-purposed space is plumbed and has large picture frame windows which afford the most special views of the property and beyond to Western Port Bay. The barn surrounds are landscaped with hedges and manicured turf.
The barn opens to a flood-lit, 50m x 30m, all weather surfaced, well drained and fully fenced arena.
56 Lower Somerville Road, Somerville is the epitome of Mornington Peninsula properties. It is rare to find a holding with a home that befits the land or land that befits the home. This property does both.
• Elegant 60 square residence with majestic views
• Gourmet kitchen offers induction cook top, fryer & grill
• Sun-drenched atrium leading to a large down stairs wine cellar
• Master ensuite & main bathroom offer heated towel rails & stone benchtops
• Salt chlorinated, solar heated pool & gas heated, super sized spa
• Superb barn offers 5 stables, tack/store room, feed room & hot wash
• 50m x 30m flood-lit all weather surfaced & fully fenced arena
• 18 post & rail or electric, fully fenced paddocks
• 50,000L under ground water tank & variety of fruit trees