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Meet ‘Gwandoban’ so perfectly named as it means ‘rest’ in the language of the Kurnai tribes of Gippsland. A very rare Gippsland Lakes property of 1.49HA with a hilltop character house, at the end of a long driveway, in the heart of the Metung peninsula.
Uninterrupted magnificent lake and mountain views open up at the top of the driveway from the house and surrounding lush lawns and terraces to the Victorian Alps to the north and across Bancroft Bay and Bass Strait to the east that can never be built out.
Over the past 40 years the current and previous owners have created a tranquil sanctuary and lifestyle retreat at this property which has Land for Wildlife registration.
What we love about the house is its originality. How refreshing to visit a house that is of its time. Originally the owners had plans to renovate and expand as it is a great house for a makeover. They are happy to share with you their architect’s concept plans to review.
Their original thoughts were to match the fantastic location and views with a more ‘grand design’ expansion of the existing house. Instead, over almost 20 years, it became the perfect getaway, cosy living, great outdoor spaces that worked perfectly fine, with some customisation over the years. Just like them, we appreciate it’s quirkiness and simplicity, loved and well maintained.
We have seen many a cork floor over the years, but this property has quite stunning cork walls as you can see in the study and hall.
The house with its timber lined ceilings has all the up-to-date conveniences. In slab electric heating in 2 zones with thermostats, Reverse cycle heater and air-conditioning in the living room, a Clean –Air woodburner fire, new Noirot electric panel heaters in bedroom 1 and 2,
ceiling fans in all bedrooms, living/dining room and studio.
It’s lovely inside/outside living with bedrooms and living areas with water and bushland views.
The Vortex Xenon 8 person spa recessed into deck with glass safety fence for totally joyful experiences out to the sky, the sea, the bush.
Working from home has been such a feature for many over the last year or two and likely to continue on for many professions and home-based businesses. The current design of the two “studios” could be renovated and converted for this or as a rentable apartment. Its separation from the home on the other side of the carport section works well for easy access and separate parking for visitors or clients. Check out your view from the office to the beautiful bush surrounds.
NBN connected and TV aerial points throughout.
The well-maintained garden and surrounds have a mix of native vegetation and lawn areas including a fenced and irrigated vegetable garden/orchard.
Growing fruit and vegetables here has worked with a wonderful north facing slope. On a lower section of the land in the area perfect for children exploring, the odd game of footy or cricket, additional fruit trees and vines could also be grown.
It has undercover parking for up to 4 cars and boats, as well as a large shed (10m x 5m) and workshop with additional storage. Includes built in works benches and shelving with spotlights and fluorescent lights and power.
The property has town water and sewerage. Also ideal to install a photovoltaic system on the north and west facing roofs for excellent solar electricity.
How nice is to be able to walk everywhere. The Metung Primary School is a 5 minute walk (180m) from the front gate. The town itself is a leisurely 10-minute stroll to Metung Village with its cafes, waterfront and historic pub.
Perfect property for those in to boating, sailing, caravans with sheds and carports.
Enjoying the birds and animals from all the surrounding bushland is such another gorgeous feature.
As Metung has become more developed over recent years native animals are less regularly sighted. As the eastern boundary of the property is not fenced, there is access along the eastern boundary steep track from the nearby bush reserve to the lower eastern grasses, now an established wildlife corridor down the northern boundary to the native bush areas of the property.
Echidnas regularly visit us. Wombat burrows sighted, wallabies sometimes for an evening visit, Blue tongue lizards might explore the veggie garden. Frequently seen are
Skinks, Sugar gliders, Crimson Rosellas, Black cockatoos, Eastern Rosellas, King parrots , Lorikeets, Powerful Owl, Fairy Wrens, Magpies, Kookaburras, Galahs and Wattle birds.
This is a beautiful and peaceful retreat which offers huge opportunities to capitalise on the house and large landholding STCA in this much loved East Gippsland village with its boating and eco-tourism attractions.
Please visit our website to see the ecoproperty® Guide to this property or submit the property inquiry form to request it.
Equipment if needed for sale by negotiation: Husqvarna ride on mower and trailer in excellent condition, compact electric/hydraulic wood splitter, miscellaneous garden/shed power equipment.
At Chinaman’s Creek 10 metre berth K9 with a multi-year lease from council expiring 2024 can be purchased subject to council approval – terms to be advised.
Offered by Expressions of Interest Closing 4pm Monday 6 December 2021.
Inspections available by private appointment.