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Artisan Playground

117 Kemps Bridge Rd, Guildford
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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Car spaces
  • 1.285 Hectares
Genevieve Cantwell
0418 362 270
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Set discreetly behind an adobe style wall and accessed from a circular driveway, this magical
property encapsulates the best of artisan sensibility, with its distinctive design components of
bespoke timbers, mudbrick and stone, high timber clerestory windows, concrete floors and
industrial finishes. The property is ideally situated mid-way between Castlemaine and Daylesford,
and is within easy walking distance of the charming hamlet of Guildford with its famous general
store and pub. Sited on 1.285 hectares, with the Loddon River at the rear boundary and views of the
majestic Guildford Plateau, this property is so much more than the sum of its parts.
The main home opens with a combined living/dining/kitchen area of grand proportions and soaring
ceilings. The living area has built-in banquette seating with a solid fuel heater and adjacent dining
area. The industrial central kitchen easily caters for large groups, with stainless steel benchtops,
Miele dishwasher, plus a commercial 6 burner gas stove, salamander and walk-in pantry, all with
charming views of the garden and alfresco entertaining area set underneath a canopy of mature
grape vines. Sustainable design - including a living roof and thermal mass - keep the interior cool in
summer and warm in winter.
Located off the study area, the main bedroom has built-in robes and a stunning ensuite which
includes a built-in concrete bath with vichy shower, a freestanding rain shower, Castlemaine slate
paved floor and French doors accessing an outdoor timber deck. Two further bedrooms, both with
French doors, a family bathroom, separate toilet and laundry complete the main home. Adjacent is
a converted container, encased in Corten steel and fully insulated and lined, again with a living roof,
which could be a home office or 4th bedroom.
Outside meandering pathways lead to a sauna, garden shed with outdoor shower, and the outdoor
kitchen, which includes a woodfire pizza oven and overlooks the show stopping 17m swimming pool.
Continued exploration will uncover a dedicated childrens’ play area including an inground
trampoline and climbing frame, plus a chook shed, vegetable garden beds, and a large freestanding
brick garage/workshop with mains powers, town water, water tank storage and nbn. Finally, a
converted school classroom offers guest accommodation of kitchen/dining/living area, separate
bedroom, bathroom and large north facing windows overlooking an outdoor deck. You have never
seen anything quite like it, and are unlikely to again.


Outdoor Entertainment Area
Swimming Pool - In Ground