A personalised masterpiece of sheer architectural grandeur, standalone in its design and craftsmanship, Hesed is nothing short of magnificent and virtually irreplicable.
Before the first brick was set, the owner/builders of this unique project conducted over 12 months of research, inspired by stately Australian style homesteads particularly those found dotted around Melbourne, Ballarat and central Victoria. Once the floor plan was conceived, the venture then unfurled over another 18 months of construction, resulting in the entity that stands today.
Positioned on two hectares of leafy surrounds, the land is on its own private water scheme with 8 mega litres of water shared only with one neighbour (with both properties they average less than 1 mega litre between them) there has also been a bore sunk to the second level which has been capped as there has been no need to use it, meaning there is virtually an endless water supply to the property.
The home itself is set on 1.2 meter wide by 1.2 meter deep foundations (54 trucks of concrete in total, engineered to ensure no structural movement for decades to come. Set on these foundations, the home has been constructed of 75,000 Daniel Robertson Australia bricks which are arranged in double and triple brick formation.
Aside from its impressive construction, the homes true drawcard is its serene atmosphere, portrayed by its warm colour scheme, comfortable feel and pure liveability. Unfolding over 17 rooms, the home incorporates the feel of vintage architecture through extra wide patterned cornicing and architraves, 11 foot high ceilings (expanding to 20 foot high ceilings in the living room) timber sash windows and beautiful west Australian Jarrah floors throughout.
The formal lounge vaunts an open fire place, creating a focal point where guests and occupants gather on occasions. Traditional bookcases either side tie in with the extra wide mantle, custom designed by a joiner from Melbourne to suit the wide opening of the fire place.
Flowing from the formal lounge, the dining room accommodates a vast dining table and enjoys Easterly views over the garden. Indoor/outdoor flow to the wrap around verandah creates liquid movement when dining alfresco.
A centre point of the home, and the room most relished by the current owners, the family area is a unique creation. The heritage fire place was constructed from left over stone from St Matthews Church, which burnt down in 1990. A stonemason from Wangaratta carefully placed each stone using traditional methods – only laying around 3 stones a day.
Not only does the fire place hold significance, the floor is of a concrete slab that while wet, was stained with tea and coffee, patterned with swirls and then sealed. It was then cut into a flagstone pattern with an electric saw, resulting in a visual masterpiece. Other traits of the space is a pitched ceiling and stunning arched window taking advantage of the garden views and northern light.
Creating a space where people can congregate and chat when catering, the eat in kitchen bathes in natural light and offers traditional elements of solid cedar wood cabinetry which has been painted and sealed, buffet with glass doors and stone bench tops imported from Carrara, Italy.
All five bedrooms are segregated creating functionality to the modern family. The master suite comprises an impressive walk in robe and ensuite complete with double shower and claw foot bath. An additional study serves as a home office while the attic space functions as either an artist’s studio or ideal guest accommodation.
Manicured surrounding gardens offer a traditional English feel with tall hedges and vibrant colours. Every tree on the property is serviced by a fully automatic watering system providing convenience. Two kilometres of bluestone edging surround the grounds continuing the heritage feel. Outbuildings consist of an oversized double garage plus an additional 7.5 X 3.6 metre store room.
Unmatched in its immaculate presentation and standalone architectural flare, Hesed holds the key to a long list of premium inclusions. A superb lifestyle choice unlike any other, an inspection is highly recommended.