5-8 The Briars, Mooroolbark - House for Sale #757859 | Jellis Craig

5-8 The Briars, Mooroolbark

'The Briars' - A haven of history and spectacular aspects

Steeped in history and breathtaking beauty punctuated by originally planted Edna Walling inspired gardens and a picture-perfect panorama of the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, this once in a lifetime, circa 1880 Victorian landmark home awaits a new and exciting chapter with your family. Character thrives in double hung sash windows, embellished cornices and original ceiling roses under resplendent 4m approx high ceilings throughout this stately single level home. Accommodating 5 lavishly attired bedrooms each with own OFP (or potential for) and 2 updated bathrooms (3 WCs), Master with oversized dimensions suitable for premium retreat inspired furnishings.
Originally renowned explorer William Carr Boyd's own home, allegedly built in this elevated position after the successes of gold prospecting, many a notable family has resided here. Fastidiously preserved with interiors adapted for modern living, displaying gracious formal domain with marble fire mantle over an elegant fireplace creating ambience with an opulent chandelier stating its unquestionable grandeur.
The updates throughout compliment the heritage of this positively enchanting family residence. Transporting you down an arched corridor into open plan family and dining with elaborate feature lighting and a central kitchen with granite island bench and hardwood benchtops, 900mm s/s oven, gas cooktop incl wok burner and integrated dishwasher and the promise of a spectacular culinary room in the future. This convivial domain extends to covered, brick paved alfresco terrace to host guests and delight in the total seclusion this estate affords. A separate study doubles as a storage room with a rear sunroom and sauna ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining or a teenager's retreat, with external excess.
Enjoy the morning sunshine from the front verandah or wander through the 1.4 plus acre allotment planted with over 200 roses, lavender, rhododendrons, majestic trees and an idyllic plunge pool sized fish pond with over 50 fish and a gazebo to gaze at the butterflies and listen to the mellifluous birdlife, drinking in this glorious lifestyle.
The ultimate vantage point to encompasses the property's 360-degree vistas is a viewing platform inside the original entry door, privately set at the top of a spiral staircase for those who like to be adventurous.
Further opportunities exist to add your own personality to the interiors all within close proximity of elite schools incl Oxley College, Yarra Valley Grammar, Billanook College and Mt Lilydale College. A short drive to Chirnside Park shops, cinemas, The Yarra Valley wineries and the Dandenong Ranges along with the freeway/Eastlink.
The home is solidly constructed with double brick and upgraded with high-grade carpets and timber floors, GDH throughout, laundry, external storage sheds, a double carport and ample off-street parking with circular driveway and grand entrance gates to the estate.

Land size: 1.41 Acres approx.


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5-8 The Briars, Mooroolbark
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