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28 Blakeley Road Castlemaine VIC

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Artist in Residence
Privately set back from the street, behind a bespoke timber fence, surrounded by a landscaped garden, is the home and studio of renowned artist David Frazer. Perched at the top of the driveway, the brick and timber-clad home, with its red door, is a welcome beacon, a place to be inspired and to inspire.

The home's bold architectural steps lead into a central hall with a double-height raked ceiling and a light well before leading to the north-facing living with a feature gas heater and large windows that frame the garden, and a step down leads to the kitchen with dining. The kitchen provides a freestanding Smeg 900mm gas cooktop with an oven, bespoke storage, timber benchtops and an island bench for additional seating. The dining is complete with a day bed, a picture window with a view of the front garden and surrounding landscape and a sliding door that opens onto a paved vine-covered entertaining area, a perfect spot to watch the sun go down.

The home features four bedrooms, with the first of two on the ground floor with built-in robes, and the second bedroom has a ladder to a 2.4m x 5.7 loft space with a skylight and a further 2.4m x 3.7m space. Servicing the bedrooms is a bathroom with a shower over the bath, a toilet and a vanity. Stairs lead upstairs to the main bedroom with a walk-in robe, a large window overlooking the landscape, a split system and a Japanese-style screen window allowing a view down to the dining. The ensuite bathroom provides a shower, vanity and toilet. To complete the second-level floor space is a fourth bedroom/study with a skylight and a Japanese-style screen window that looks down to the living and dining. Architectural and design details include an integrated solar system, double glazing, timber and plywood feature ceilings, timber flooring, European-style laundry, a gas heater and ceiling fans.

The generous 1370 sqm (approx) grounds are a private haven with an established landscaped garden with mature trees and stonewalls, a water tank, shedding and a carport. What makes this property extra special and unique is a studio/ workshop and self-contained guesthouse. The studio features a mezzanine level, a split system, a solid wood heater, a vaulted ceiling and an adjoining guest house that includes a bedroom with a ceiling fan, a kitchenette and living space with a split system, a bathroom with a shower, vanity, a toilet and a private gated courtyard, making this space the ideal artistic retreat, AirBnB or for family and friends.

Conveniently situated within walking distance of the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, Castlemaine Secondary College, Mount Alexander Golf Club, Kaweka Wildflower Reserve and a short drive to the train station, Castlemaine North Primary School, and the retail amenities of Castlemaine.

Will this home pass from one artist to another? Or will it be a place where family and friends gather? Whatever awaits, this property will bring sustainable living, comfort, privacy and peace. An artist's residence makes for an ideal retreat.

Property Information

  • Residential Sale
  • $ 1,600,000
  • House
  • 220 sqm
  • 1370 sqm
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