Ensconced in a stunning rural setting where the peninsula hinterland gently makes its way down to the breathtaking aquatic landscape of Martha Cove, stands this spectacular art-deco period home. Dalkeith is a property rich in history and from its captivating garden setting offers rural and bay views. One of the finest lifestyle properties on the peninsula.
Architecturally significant for its original Tudor style elements – that all remain in place – Dalkeith has been updated to incorporate some 21st century conveniences. Most notably is the spectacular first floor ensuite and a striking kitchen that showcases polished concrete floors, a waterfall edge island bench and an astounding array of soft-close cupboards and drawers. An elegant formal lounge and dining room is a true testament to the style of the 1930’s with exposed beams, timber panelling and handsome polished timber floors and pictured is one of the nine open fireplaces found throughout the home.
Several other living areas across both levels of the home have their own distinct style which embraces rather than overwhelms the senses; with so much space on offer it would be very easy to over decorate here, but like all works of art it’s sometimes what you leave out rather than put in that can make all the difference. High ceilings and the lashings of natural light that fill each room are also used to great effect.
A guest bedroom on the ground floor adjoins the main bathroom whilst in addition to the lovely master bedroom upstairs are two more bedrooms sharing a third bathroom. There is a separate study to the left of the formal entry and a games room is in the north corner or the home.
Two extraordinary outbuildings include a magnificent three-bedroom cottage and a self-contained barn complete with workshop and office space. Both dwellings certainly add that extra dimension to the property as options for luxurious short term holiday rental, or for the multi-generational family to make their home base for decades to come. Recreational pursuits can be enjoyed in the magnificent in-ground pool and on a new flood-lit tennis court.
The famed grounds of Dalkeith were created by renowned horticulturalist Edna Walling, whose other works include Cruden Farm in Langwarrin and Rock Lodge Garden in Frankston, and feature swathes of open lawn highlighted by stone walls and steps.
Exclusively listed by Sothebys Realty Peninsula, marketing agents Rob Curtain and Danielle Vains are quoting an asking price between $5,000,000 to $5,300,000 with all inspections strictly by appointment.