33 Deakin Drive, Mount Martha
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Beautifully situated in a country lane in old Mount Martha within a few hundred metres of the Esplanade and glistening bay, this stunning fully-renovated single-level three bedroom, two bathroom weatherboard residence is enveloped within 1116sqm (approx.) of landscaped gardens providing an elegant retreat with superb amenity and a unique history.
Set on an unusual chevron shaped allotment, the house was designed and built in 1957 as an example of passive solar design by Professor Brian Lewis, the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture from Melbourne University. The innovative design utilised a flat roof, concrete floor, central sky-light, plywood walls, plywood ceilings and large eaves, with a brick interior to capture the heat from the winter sun and became known as "The Plywood House".
Superbly renovated over the last two years, the interior presents like a conservatory with panoramic garden views through walls of glass and double doors linking every room with its landscape. Designed by Clive Abben of Abben Art, the gardens cushion the home with multiple areas to the north-east for entertaining with a terrace separated from the lower lawn by Edna Walling inspired local dry stone walls crafted by artisans, a romantic vine covered pergola for alfresco dining and a tranquil Japanese courtyard for breakfast in the sun.
The exquisite living and dining rooms are immersed in nature where the dramatic views become the art work; while the refined kitchen is beautifully appointed with a Belling stove, integrated refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, separate pantry and stone benchtops.
The luxurious main bedroom suite is designed as a place of peace and tranquillity with views and access to the Japanese garden, extensive built-in robes and spa like ensuite with a Japanese bath overlooking the courtyard.
The second fitted bedroom also flows out to the courtyard; while a luxuriously large third bedroom is currently utilised as a sitting room.
Exceptional appointments include a sublime main bathroom, internal shutters for effective light and privacy control, integrated speakers, gas log fireplace with remote control, split system air conditioning, LED lighting, parquetry flooring, separate stone finished laundry and bathrooms with heated flooring and towel rails. The house also has potential for adding an upper level to take advantage of the wonderful panoramic views with glimpses of the bay from the current roof level (STCA).
The fenced gardens are set behind a return driveway with a remote controlled gate and a stunning entrance pergola, oversized double remote garage with workshop/storage area, automated garden lighting, 10,000 litres of water storage, automated watering system, garden shed and vegetable garden.
La Fauvette is beautifully located within minutes of coastal walking trails, close to stunning South Beach and Mount Martha Village's cafes and shops, and within an hours' drive of Melbourne.