Perched on the edge of picturesque rolling valleys in the prestigious Berrima Estate stands this proud Victorian, regarded as one of Donvale's finest homes and with one of Manningham's best gardens.
A flawless Victorian homestead recreation that flaunts timeless quality across its zoned 72sq (approx.) single-level layout, "Roseleigh" is an ahead-of-its-time five-bedroom Manningham treasure that belongs to an elite standard of family living, all within the EDSC school zone.
Breathtaking formal gardens featuring rose arbours, a mini maze and lighting dress the relatively flat acre (approx.) block in year-round natural beauty. Inside, classically designed cornices, ornately decorated 12' high ceilings, leadlight features and corbelled archways evoke the character of a bygone era, while three living areas, two accommodation zones and three period-inspired bathrooms promote a practical and functional approach to everyday family life.
A marble open fireplace accentuates the opulence of the formal lounge, while its union with the central formal dining room presents an elegant arrangement for engagements requiring a touch of class. The integration between the sizeable rumpus (with wet bar and bathroom access) and undercover area also makes large-scale entertaining possible any time of year.
The enormous proportions of the vast open-plan living area instantly appeals, as does the second open fireplace, stately timber kitchen (with Miele appliances and granite benchtops) and access to the fully-tiled swimming pool (with spa) and poolside entertaining area.
The first of two accommodation wings plays host to a spacious robed bedroom and deluxe master bedroom, which excites with its parents' retreat, serene garden outlook and spa ensuite, while the second wing comfortably accommodates three robed bedrooms and a large family bathroom.
A mod-grass tennis court with floodlighting and pavilion enhances the property's resort character, while a mini orchard, slate roof, ducted vacuum, zoned ducted heating, study, remote triple garage with rear roller door and a wide Jarrah verandah that offers multiple vantage points from which to admire the magnificent gardens are desirable assets.
Less than 30 minutes to the CBD and close to Tunstall Square, the Eastern Freeway, well-regarded public and private schools, buses, the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail and the wineries of the Yarra Valley, enjoy the present with shades of the past.
DIRECTIONS: Enter Mullum Road via Old Warrandyte Road and then turn left into Illawong Drive.