A Light Filled Idyllic Lifestyle Property
A short drive from both from Fish Creek and Foster at historic Golden Creek, sits 2 Frances Court, a unique one of a kind professionally built octagonal pole house sitting on 2.5 acres of Australian native gardens frequented by more than 30 native bird species, wallabies, koalas and kangaroos.
‘Beautiful, harmonious and empowering’ this double storey, light filled home was designed by environmentally sensitive architect John Koch, a renown pole house specialist.
The dwelling has a serene relationship with the lush surrounding bush land thanks to its large picture windows, simple geometric layout and cleverly designed, central lantern tower that provides light, natural airflow and temperature control.
The result is a peaceful, sculptural, space in which to decompress, slow down and breath.
The structure sits softly on the land and is clad with easy care Colourbond and radially sawn local timber. A predominance of natural materials and finishes was used in the build, including monolithic supporting pine poles, striking honey coloured local Spotted Gum flooring and light limed timber cladding in the ceilings.
The properties 1st floor large open plan living area can be accessed either through the ground floor front door and centre timber stairs or via an outside ramp with good disabled access.
A spacious and practical food lover’s kitchen features stone bench tops, a craftsman built Blackwood breakfast bar, duel fuel stove, walk in pantry and plenty of storage. The integrated dining and living areas take full advantage of the great views from all directions of native bush and wildlife.
A high quality wood heater provides a cosy warmth on a brisk winter’s night. While a large central ceiling fan, in the tower and windows on all sides, provide plenty of air circulation and cooling coastal breezes.
Easy indoor/outdoor living is accommodated by the expansive east and north facing Spotted Gum deck with sparkling glimpses of the nearby sea at Corner Inlet visible through the gum trees.
The owner’s accommodation upstairs includes a large master bedroom with built in robes, a full-size bathroom and study or 2nd bedroom.
Downstairs a 3rd double sized bedroom or second living area, 4th large bedroom and spacious family bathroom. provide roomy family, guest or possible B& B accommodation. A useful suite of downstairs utility rooms, includes a mudroom, laundry, and extensive storage and workshop with an external roller door, while cars are protected with 3 undercover parking spots.
This property defines sustainable living, in harmony with the bush garden planted by the current owners.
Enjoy the pleasures of growing your own food, in the established vegetable and berry beds, pick seasonal fruit from a large array of fruit and citrus trees, all watered from a large permanent dam.
Water features abound with Golden Creek, a ‘winter’ creek and the site of one of Fosters first gold finds, running down the left hand boundary of the property while a central dam and picturesque lily pond rich with wildlife also adorn the garden.
A practical 5Kw solar grid and gas-boosted solar hot water keeps power affordable, NBN fixed wireless Internet keep you connected and able to work from home and very large rainwater tanks ensure plenty of house water all year round.
Perfectly positioned, this hidden gem is only 10 minutes to the beaches of Corner and Shallow Inlets and Foster shops hospitals and pub, 12 minutes to the cafes of Fish Creek only 20 minutes away from Wilson’s Promontory, one of the most popular year-round tourist meccas in Victoria.
This tranquil retreat is only 2 hours and 18 minutes from Melbourne.
Contact Julia Merrington on 0435 791 114 to organise an inspection today.