It's hard to believe this stunning property was once home to a herd of dairy cows. Designed by renowned Canterbury architect Cecil Woods in 1913 it was the centrepiece of "Sumner Vale" - a dairy farm and market garden - before being converted into a family home in 1951. Fast forward to 2002, when the current owners purchased and gave the home a new life by commissioning Charlie Nott's inspired extension in 2007 and you will agree this property's rich history is matched by its exciting future.
Inside, you'll discover a stunning juxtaposition between the original stone walls and more contemporary materials, crafting a harmonious amalgam of old and new. Rest assured that while its soul may be from last century, there is no scrimping on modern conveniences - double glazing, ducted air-conditioning and a brilliantly equipped kitchen make everyday life a breeze.
Sprawling outwards and upwards, the homestead can host family & guest with ease - all the downstairs living spaces open out to a wide verandah which provides the perfect spot for long lunches. The sleeping accommodation is equally liberal, with five bedrooms including an epic master suite which truly deserves the title of sanctuary!
It's rare to see such a magnificent parcel available - set within a sheltered valley oasis this property occupies over an acre (4,161m2) including manicured lawns and established plantings. While popular Sumner Beach is just moments away, if you want to make a splash without the crowds simply jump into your own heated inground pool. And with dual access (off Evans Pass Rd & Sumnervale Drive) the property may even lend itself to potential subdivision (subject to council approval).
Following a tenure of 16 years, our clients now farewell this home for one better suited to their rapidly emptying nest; they describe the decision as "like saying goodbye to an old friend". We look forward to meeting the new owners but, given the home's unique pedigree and rarity, we anticipate there could be more than one buyer who loses their heart to "Sumner Vale".
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Thursday 22 Feb 12:00 p.m. (98 Moorhouse Avenue)
Unless Sold Prior
Wednesday 21 Feb 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Approx Floor Area: 360 sqm
Land Size: 4161 sqm
Property condition: Excellent
Property Type: House
House style: Contemporary
Garaging / carparking: Internal access, Double lock-up, Auto doors, Off street
Construction: Plaster, Weatherboard, Block and Concrete
Joinery: Double glazing
Roof: Iron and Butynol
Insulation: Walls, Ceiling
Flooring: Carpet and Timber
Window coverings: Drapes, Blinds
Heating / Cooling: Central heating, Electric
Property Features: Security system
Chattels remaining: Blinds, Fixed floor coverings, Light Fittings (except negotiable pendant), Drapes, Floor Rug (Living), 2 x Wall Speakers (Living), 2 x Underbench Oven, Induction Hob, Downdraft Extractor fan, Dishwasher, Fridge Freezer, Sony TV (Lounge), Dryer, Washing Machine, 3 x Extractor Fan, 2 x Heated Towel Rail, Heated Mirror (Ensuite), Undertile Heating (Bathroom & Ensuite), Ducted Panasonic Air Conditioning System, Alarm, Auto Garage Door Opener, Storage Cupboards and Shelving (Garage), Pool Cover, Pool Heatpump, Clothesline, Outdoor Lighting, Security Lighting, Lawn Irrigation, Garden Irrigation, Outdoor Weather Station,
Kitchen: Modern, Dishwasher, Separate cooktop, Rangehood, Pantry and Finished in Stainless steel and Timber
Living area: Separate living
Main bedroom: Double, Balcony / deck and Walk-in-robe
Ensuite: Separate shower
Bedroom 2: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 3: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 4: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Bedroom 5: Double and Built-in / wardrobe
Additional rooms: Office / study, Other (Linen Storage)
Main bathroom: Bath, Separate shower, Exhaust fan
Outdoor living: Entertainment area (Covered and Concrete), Pool (Indoor and Security fencing), Garden, Verandah
Land contour: Flat
Grounds: Landscaped / designer, Backyard access
Garden: Garden shed
Water heating: Electric
Water supply: Town supply
Locality: Close to shops, Close to transport, Close to schools