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Like it's namesake, French artist Claude Monet's famous house and garden, this "Giverney" is the epitome of the French Provincial style and grandeur. The commanding facade and 4200sqm landscaped gardens designed by Paul Bangay set the tone for what must be one of the finest homes to hit the market outside Melbourne.
Closeted away in a quiet Strathdale cul-de-sac it features a light-filled entrance with where a sparkling chandelier hangs in spectacular glory. Immaculate parquetry flooring leads through to the formal lounge/dining room where wainscoting wall panelling adds a touch of character and grace.
The light-filled chef-worthy kitchen offers stone benchtops, 900mm stainless steel cooker, dishwasher, high-end tapware, appliance cupboard, corner pantry and island bench. The adjoining meals area flows through French doors to a north-facing conservatory room overlooking the extensive Paul Bangay designed gardens and floodlit tennis court.
A separate home office and family room with built-in Blackwood entertainment unit both open to a full-length veranda. Three good-sized bedrooms, (BIR/WIR), serviced by a central bathroom with individual shower/bathroom, WC and vanity/makeup area plus a practical laundry with ample storage and garage access complete the ground level.
A spiral wrought-iron staircase winds to the first-floor parent's retreat complete with ensuite, walk-in robe/dressing room, library lined with built-in bookcases and a small study.
Outside, a versatile freestanding summer house features a large living area with polished hardwood flooring, split system a/c, ensuite bathroom and kitchenette making it the ideal work-from-home office, studio, gym, guest lodge or teen hangout space.
Entertainers will appreciate the choice of sun-drenched alfresco areas embraced by sweeping lawns, manicured gardens and tinkling water features or relaxing beside the Roman-style, solar heated, self-cleaning pool under fixed shade umbrellas.
Quality fixtures and fittings include ducted heating/cooling, high-end drapes, luxe lighting, new carpets, 24-station garden irrigation system, four rainwater tanks, secure electric gated entry, remote-controlled garaging for seven vehicles and more.
Add to this a location that boasts schools, shops and transport only minutes away.
The chic chateau is the ultimate package of privacy and panache for families of all ages and stages of life.