Live it up Swiss-style at this property in leafy Eltham.
Reminiscent of a chalet in the Swiss Alps, the nine-bedroom house at 2 Wild Cherry Drive makes an eye-catching statement on its treed 1.19ha block, teeming with native birds and wildlife.
On the market for $1.68-$1.84 million, the property has attracted local and inner-city buyers, according to Barry Plant Eltham’s, Jack Taynton.
“So far 23 groups have visited the home and six buyers are showing strong interest,” Mr Taynton said.
The buyers are drawn to the home’s design, size, potential and position in a tightly held pocket in the exclusive Marriott Estate.
Around the corner from the Montsalvat artist colony, the property is near walking trails along the Yarra River and a short drive from Eltham Village’s vibrant shops, cafes and restaurants.
“It is ideal for those wanting to work from home, needing rental income or wanting to run a business or holiday accommodation,” Mr Taynton said.
Large multi-generational families will appreciate the property’s zoned living areas, nine bedrooms, five bathrooms and four kitchens.
Lovingly built by the owner in the mid-1990s, the soaring three-storey brick and timber house showcases quality craftsmanship and a meticulous attention-to-detail.
Typical of the Swiss chalet design originally from Europe’s alpine region, it displays a gently sloping gabled roof with wide eaves and richly decorated balconies with exquisite iron balustrades.
Ground-level verandas with lofty posts and large brackets provide shade during the summer months, while a breezeway separates self-contained accommodation.
Inside, towering ceilings with exposed beams and large double-glazed windows create a bright and airy living environment, while timber-lined walls bring character and warmth.
The main house has a clever floorplan with three kitchens plus multiple living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms, which are all sprawled on two levels that spill out to verandas.
The top floor contains an attic or retreat that leads to a balcony with spectacular treetop views.
There are a host of extras, including a fully-equipped artist’s studio with a living area, bathroom and kitchen, which is perfect for a home-based business.
A special addition to the property is a handcrafted chapel with a concrete floor, potbelly stove and views of a dam.
“The chapel has been used for functions and weddings,” Mr Taynton said.
Other features include underfloor heating, 16 solar panels, gas heaters, ducted vacuuming, split-system airconditioners and slow-combustion heaters.
There are sheds, three water tanks, a vegetable garden, and sheltered spaces for five cars.
The property is for Sale by SET DATE® on April 30 at 5pm.